Friday, 27 May 2016

How to Inject Some Positivity Into Your Life

How to bring more positivity into your life
"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind"
Joyce Meyer

There was a time in my life when I felt really low. Despite getting great grades at school and then university, I didn't believe in my own abilities and let myself think negatively.  What's more, as I was surrounded by people who thought they were better than others, I started questioning myself every day. 

After a while I realised that I couldn't carry on like this. I knew I had to change my mindset and inject some positivity into my life. I did a bit of soul-searching and cut ties with negative people and those who drained my energy. I even fell in love with my quirks, which I talked about a few months ago (here). 

Life is not a bed of roses and there are situations we can't control. I remind myself every day to look at the bright side and concentrate on the good in my life. It's not always easy so I put together a list of things I can do to be more positive and enjoy life. 

How to inject more positivity into your life

Cut ties with negative people 

You don't have to be friends with everyone. 

Be kind to yourself 

Befriend your inner critic. When you brush your teeth in the morning, look in the mirror and pay yourself a compliment. 

Don't compare yourself to other people 

Comparison is the thief of joy. 

Smile 

"Worry less, smile more. Don't regret, just learn and grow." - Unknown 

Keep a journal 

You don't have to write long entries. Sometimes I just jot down 2 or 3 good things that happened to me during the day. 

Make goals

Take a piece of paper and make a list of things you would like to achieve in life. 

Go for a walk or exercise

Are you looking for more reasons to get active? Exercising releases endorphins. 

Don't overanalyse

I'm guilty of being an over-thinker. I constantly remind myself that I shouldn't waste my time and energy on overanalysing things and situations that had already happened. Instead I try and focus on the future. 

Buy fresh flowers 

Fresh flowers always put a smile on everyone's face. 

Watch a film

Put on Netflix and have a date with yourself. 

What do you do to bring more positivity into your life? I'd love to read your tips. 

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