How To Be More Positive

How To Be More Positive

It’s very common for all of us to have our downer days, where we get in a deep, dark depressing hole that it is sometimes hard to crawl out of.  We get all the negative thoughts in the world just bombarding us, where it becomes easier to think of the negative than it does to think of the positive. 

Positivity comes naturally to some people.  Where they just explode with positive nature, energy, and words.  Some days you just want to push those people and say, have you seen the world? How can you be so positive? 

Did you know though that thinking negatively can actually affect your health.  Being negative towards yourself, or towards situations can bring you to have depression, and even some illnesses.  Being negative can give you a cold, or even an upset stomach.  

Being positive doesn’t mean you have to be a bubbly happy person all day every day.  Being positive is about believing in the power that confidence and having faith that things will get better.  When your friend tells you they have hit rock bottom and you turn to them, you say there is only one way to go from there, up.  That is having positive thinking.

Now just switching off those negative thoughts is much easier said than done.  There are a lot of things you can do to boost your positivity.  Some are for your to work on personally, some are situational, or environmental. 

 

Personal Tips To Keep Seeing The Glass Half Full:

Personally a big thing to do is to start your day positive.  Wake up with a positive outlook on the day.  Start the day stating you are going to tackle the day.  

Another thing to do when you wake up is to prioritize your day into small tasks.  If you have a busy day it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the things you have to accomplish.  If you break down your day into tiny tasks, you can tick off the tasks as you complete them and it will seem much more manageable. 

Another thing to stop right away is to stop negative self-talk.  Build yourself up, talk to yourself.  Give yourself the encouragement you would give to a friend to keep them positive. 

If during the day you start to feel a bit dragged down, try positive posture.  This is literally moving your body, snapping your brain out of the negative state it is in, sitting up straight, shoulders back, and chin high will give your body the feeling of being more powerful and in control which will help your mind think more positively. 

Make sure you give yourself time to celebrate everything.  Celebrate when you have finished a task, not just waiting to celebrate the big events. 

Take a personal time-out.  It is ok to give yourself a break. 

When you start to have negative thoughts seep in, take a moment and practice gratitude.  It is hard to be negative when you make a mental list, or even a physical list of everything you are grateful for. 

 

Environmental Tips For Creating A Positive Environment:

There are some things you can make sure you have in your environment to help you be more positive. 

An important one is to surround yourself with positive people.  Negative people are toxic and draining.  Being around someone who complains all the time, or is the black cloud on every situation can just bring your whole day and mood down as well. 

Make sure you make time to encourage others.  Practicing encouragement to other people can help you with self-encouragement. 

Another thing that is very important is having your home reflect a positive environment.  Your home is supposed to be your safe place.  If you come home and it stresses you out, or it is a place you don’t like to be there won’t be “positiveness” surrounding you.  Have it be a happy place, that is picked up neat, and somewhere that fills you with relaxation. 

Eating healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep are also things that all can help you have a clear mind and more positive outlook on life. 

If you are feeling super negative blast music that makes you feel happy.  Trick your mind to switch gears to happier thinking with the music you play. 

Another thing that can be hard is to learn how to take criticism.  It is hard to hear when we aren’t doing something up to someone else’s standards.  Learn a healthy way to absorb this criticism, and manage it moving forward.  

 

Take Away:

Between surrounding yourself with positive people in positive environments, and learning to talk yourself up instead of dragging yourself down can do wonders to your health, your mood, your relationships, and even your productivity in the day. 

Negativity is toxic and can truly make your body sick when it is absorbing every aspect of your life.  Remember to make your gratitude lists to help remind you to be positive.  A good night’s rest is the best place to start to get off on the right positive foot on a daily basis.  

 


Practicing encouragement to other people can help you with self-encouragement. 


 

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