You spill your coffee in the morning and it changes your mood. You go to the workplace with a bad mood and one thing leads to another. A bad mood can spiral quickly out of control like a match in a haystack. This can significantly affect your performance which could lead to being reprimanded by your boss. So on and so forth and soon enough, your whole day is full of bad moments and memories. This brings negativity to you and to almost everyone around you. Negativity affects your life in a lot of ways. It can change your mood, your performance, your entire day. The good news is that so does positivity... but in the best of ways!
Why practice positivity every day?
Optimistic people tend to live more graceful lives with ease and happiness. Their positive mindset can almost turn anything good. A common belief is that there is a reason for everything, which makes it much easier to take things as they are instead of becoming worked up. They also practice positive ways that make it possible for them to always have a good day, with a peaceful mind. This does not only give you a single nice day but a lot of long-term benefits and many nice days to follow. Positivity is linked to reducing stress. Stress can cause a lot of health problems for people. Positivity also has an effect on relationships. It can strengthen bonds and help foster a happy life.
Positivity brings a lot of positive in your life. In different ways. This will not only change your life but also other people that surround you. Positive can be contagious. Aside from all the reasons why you should practice positivity, being able to share positivity to others could be the best one. Making an impact on other people's lives is enough reason to practice positivity every day. When all of us finally practices positivity, we will all live in a better and happier place. Therefore, practice positivity every day. Here are eight ways on how to do it.
This may sound cliche or like a fantasy but it’s true. It starts with the mind. The mind can be very powerful. If you let it be, it will win you over. If you focus on negative thoughts, it will negatively affect you in many ways. It will reflect on your actions and presence alone. No matter how you hide it, it resurfaces and results in you spreading negativity. Thinking of positive thoughts will lead to a lot of good things. This will help you in getting through the day. Not only for a day but for the rest of the days.
Negative thoughts will only lead to anxiety and panic. Both not necessary for anyone. These will only hinder you in living a peaceful and happy life. Therefore always think of positive thoughts.
A positive outlook is setting your mind on how each day will end good or believing that everything that happens now is detrimental to something good that will happen in the future. A positive outlook seeks for good reasons why things happen. It’s believing that there’s a good outcome to everything you do or encounter on.
Keeping a positive outlook also gives you more motivation. It drives you to keep going knowing you are not easily affected by negative people and negative happenings.
Take note of the things you say and how you say them. Adding positive words every day may seem like a small thing but it goes a long way. It actually has a big impact on your mind, body, relationships, and performance. It plays a bigger factor in building relationships as you have better conversations and interactions with others. This makes you a better person to talk to. We often prefer to talk about or be surrounded by people who speak positive things. Given that it has a lot of effect on us as well. Being an optimistic person may seem hard but you can begin by the practice of positive words.
What could be better than positivity? Spreading it! In giving a compliment, you are not only a positive person but a source of positivity. Compliments make our moods better. It also has a deeper impact. It helps in boosting a person’s self-esteem. Which may sound simple but it could be a big thing.
In giving compliments, it also makes you feel positive. Either you receive a compliment back, or simply see how you have brightened up other people’s day. Being a source of positivity for other people will only make you a positive person. Your light will shine others, and so does yourself. You won't notice it but people will love and adore you more. Receiving more love is getting more positivity.
Be more expressive about your affection. Especially when it’s love and gratitude. These are positive emotions that bring positive outcomes when expressed. When you often tell a loved one how much you appreciate them, it does not only strengthen your relationship but also makes them feel loved. These people will love you even more. This will not only bring positivity to you but also to others. Regardless if you get an “I love you,” or “thank you” back, being expressive brings out positive energy in you. Uttering these words alone is like bringing out positivity from within. What makes it even better is when you see much it has positively affected the other person.
There’s a lot of decisions you face on a daily basis. There are good and bad choices. These decisions may be big or small but have a huge impact on your life. This can lead to either negativity or positivity. To live a positive life, always go with the right decision. Choosing the right decision will bring a lot of positive effects on you. First of all, peace of mind. Siding with what’s right will not have you worrying over consequences. You know in your heart and mind that you have chosen a good choice. One right decision will lead to a lot of good things as well. These things will surely make you feel all positive emotions. Therefore, it is important to turn to a good choice in order to live a positive life.
There are a lot of instances that will shake your loyalty to your own identity. Sometimes, you will choose to follow other's decisions to make everyone comfortable. You will try to fit in. You will remain silent. You will betray yourself, your emotions and principles. However, to practice positivity, you must stay true to yourself. Follow your heart and principles. Hiding what you truly feel will only accumulate negative emotions. This will lead to you doing or saying the things you don't want. Actions and words that you don't mean. Which results in frustration, and a lot more negative emotions.
Therefore, be true to who you are. Be true to yourself. By doing so, you'll get to let people know what you want and what you don't. You'll be treated the way you want to be treated. It's not always about getting the things you want. Or always having things your way. This is about having a voice. Existing and being respected. All these will bring positivity from within, and your life in general.
One of the best sources of positivity is self-love. Looking after yourself means providing your body, mind, heart, and spirit what it earns. Being happy, comfortable, healthy and at peace brings a lot of positivity. There are a lot of things that we demand from our own selves. While we always try to be of aid to others, let s not forget about our own needs and wants. And as much as possible meet these needs and wants. It's good to take care of others but it's best to take care of yourself first. You can only love and care for others if you do it for yourself.
When your body is just stressed out, get a massage. Your body needs sleep, rest and gets that 8 hours of sleep. Your mind needs to unwind, escape. Travel or go somewhere you can clear your headspace. When your soul needs healing, attend mass or do yoga. When you need to get away from toxicity, leave that relationship. Detach yourself from people who will only do you bad. Doing all these things and more for yourself will give you a lot of positivity. This is the way to live a positive life.