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Remember hearing a word for the first time and then hearing the same word three more times the same day? It makes you think: Had you actually heard it before and just never noticed? That's just a small example that shows how much what we focus on determines what we notice and how we feel.

There are so many things happening around us, yet only a few of them make it in to our awareness. It's easy to get into the habit of focusing on the same things every day, and the thoughts we dwell on are often negative. So what if we choose the things we want to pay attention to — and learn to focus on positive thoughts instead?

It's possible to train our brains to focus on positive thoughts, which will make us happier and healthier along the way. Here are 20 ways to practice.