“Positivity comes from within and as soon as you feel positive on the inside, it will show on the outside”. These wise words were from my grandpa, who sadly past away at the end of last year. He always taught me to be positive with anything life throws in my direction, to be grateful with what I have and to be thankful for those who supported and helped along the way. Whenever I feel that life is being a bit difficult, I always think of him and I instantly feel that no matter what the difficulty is, I can get past it with a positive outlook. Being negative is not a nice feeling at all, not only does it bring you down, but it brings others down too, so if you ever feel like the world is caving in, here’s a few simple steps to always stay positive no matter what.
Believe in yourself – I wrote this post at the beginning of the month about being confident being yourself and it is so important to believe that you can do anything. Don’t ever doubt yourself, have faith and trust your instincts. You can do what you believe in and you don’t have to be the same as everybody else, you do you and build your own unique personality.
Let go of the past – Things may have happened that still haunt you, it’s time to stop looking back and move forward. Whatever happened, accept it and learn from it, then you’ll stop yourself from over-thinking for the rest of your life, pondering about that ‘what if’ situation. Extract the positive points and focus on those, this is the best way to move on.
Enjoy the moment – Be present and enjoy what is happening in the moment. Pay attention to your interests, what makes you happy and the people you spend your time with. Don’t over analyse, don’t think too far in advance, just take pleasure in the moment and you will definitely feel a lot more positive.
Be grateful – Gratitude speaks a thousand words, be thankful for you got and be happy with what you have. Be grateful to have a job, to have a bed to sleep in every night, to have family, to have friends and whenever you feel negative about anything, just remember that a lot of people don’t have what you got and reminding yourself to be grateful is the perfect way to gain positivity.
Just smile – Always remember to smile and laugh every single day, whether it’s to your friend, your colleague, a stranger or even to yourself, smiling has a massive impact on your mind and body and subsequently, anything that surrounds you. You know that famous saying ‘smile at the world and the world will smile back’.
Do you have any tips on being more positive? If yes, I’d love to hear all about them.
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