Being positive, it’s really a thing these days. It strikes me that a lot of people are extremely negative. However, you will notice that when you are being positive in life, you will feel better. I have a suitcase full of experiences and I learned how to stay strong but even I can be quite melancholy occasionally. Even though everything around you seems disappointing, if you are able to look at these things with hope for the next day you have started the climb to a positive feeling. Positivity comes from within, and it’s up to you whether you let outside forces take grip on that.
But there are definitely things you can do to becoming a positive person from the inside and outside. One of the most difficult things to get a positive attitude is self-knowledge. People often point at others when life throws too much negativity at them. Nothing more than self defense. But when you are surrounded by this negative atmosphere coming from a negative response -how justified that reaction may seem-you will still have to deal with a negative state of mind. When you don’t let these emotions affect your life, you are one step further.
No matter how open-minded you think you are, there are always people that throw negativity in your life. Choose for yourself and say goodbye to these people. Even though you’re not able to banish them completely out of your life, you can limit your interaction with them and get rid of that negative energy. Don’t be afraid to ask those people to leave your positive bubble.
Then you have situations that simply cannot be ignored. Then try to find your ‘silver lining’. There are positive aspects to the most mind-numbing situations and by finding that silver lining it gives you the opportunity to change a set of circumstances into something that works. Yes, I also find it difficult to get something positive from a diseased loved one or even a broken bike. Sometimes it just doesn’t work that way. But all of these things give you contrast. They teach you what you can handle, teach you to be better prepared and teach you to enjoy the moments in your life when those circumstances do not exist.
More positivity? Try to do something completely selfless at a daily base. It may be something that you do for someone else and where you expect absolutely nothing in return. That works. Help a granny with her groceries. Take muffins to your work and share them. Helping others has a big impact on your positive state of mind.
And laugh. I’ve even put a sentence on my body: smile, and maybe tomorrow you’ll find that life is still worthwhile. When everything seems to fall apart around you, smile like you mean it. Even though you don’t feel it that way. People are naturally social creatures and even in the most awkward situations starting positive interaction with other people does help you feel more positive.
Experience the positive and beautiful moments in life. It’s just not possible to continue racing around in a negative vote. When you consistently experience positive values you will end up more positive. Hang motivational texts in your work environment, write something beautiful to yourself in the mirror. Listen to your favorite music. And look around you. A shining sun, a colourful flower amidst all of the chaos, a child that smiles at you. Your home, your husband, your friends. Stop with what you are doing every three hours and look around. Appreciate the things you normally just take for granted.
I often see sour faces on the street, cranky people in the store and people who do everything with a sigh. I am very curious how you think and if you guys have a positive outlook on life. No matter what, I mean, my life has been hard.