10 WAYS TO BE MORE POSITIVE
A POSITIVE THOUGHT A DAY CAN BRING YOU A LONG WAY. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR MOOD UP THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES.
Everyone goes through struggles in their daily lives. It can get overwhelming at times but with these few steps, you can help yourself make the best out of each day.
1. START THE DAY WITH POSITIVE AFFIRMATION
Good things happen when we start believing in ourselves. Start your day with positive statements for yourself; it can be as simple as “Today will be a good day” or “I’m going to be great today”. As silly as talking to yourself in the mirror sounds, it’ll amaze you with how much your mood improves for the rest of the day.
- Spend a minute or two building your confidence in front of a mirror while getting ready in the morning
- Recollect the good things you’ve achieved the day before
- Set your own pace and let the words come to you instead of forcing it
2. A SMILE A DAY BRINGS HAPPINESS YOUR WAY
Smiling is the easiest thing you could do to make your day better. This simple act has been proven to improve your mood and increase positive thoughts even when you’re down. Smiling also helps to lower your heart rate during stressful moments and reduce your blood pressure. A good rule of thumb to remind yourself to smile is that it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown.
- Think about the happy moments that brought you joy in the past
- Don’t limit yourself to just smiling and have a good laugh every now and then
- Smile at everyone you see
3. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
Being grateful for what you have helps you realise how lucky you are to be alive. It can be easy to forget the good things when we’re thinking negatively but you can always remind yourself with a short list of things you’re grateful for (e.g.: from the simpler things like having a roof over your head, or having food on the table to the bigger things like having healthy parents whowell into their goldenyears).
4. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE
Feeling good about yourself requires having the right circle of friends. With the right people, you’ll receive constructive and loving feedback for you to become a better person. Negative people on the other hand will only end up dragging you further down the spiral and this will affect many aspects of your life. Carefully choose the people you surround yourself with and you’ll never have to worry about facing your problems alone anymore.
5. HELP SOMEONE
No man is an island and that’s why we’re helping ourselves when we help others. By bringing positivity into someone else’s life, we help others feel better about themselves and remind ourselves of our values. Helping others also helps take our mind off the negativity and strengthens relationships.
6. SET AND ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Negative thoughts tend to creep into your mind when you’re not focused on anything. When we concentrate on completing a task, it takes our mind away from any distractions that may arise when we’re otherwise idle. It doesn’t matter how complex the task may be, always be sure to complete it a pace you’re comfortable with and move on to the next one.
A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Exercising has been proven to release endorphins that promote positive feelings into our body. Your workout routine doesn’t necessarily have to be at a gym but it can be as simple as taking walks or yoga. The most important part of exercising is being consistent, so find a routine that would suit you best.
8. TALK IT OUT
Bottling up your emotions can be harmful for your mental health as your mind will internalise these unhealthy thoughts and affect how your personality. Find someone you trust and express what you’re feeling to them to take the weight off your shoulders and you'll be able to deal with the root of the problem with a renewed perspective.
9. FIND YOUR OUTLET
Having a hobby allows us to satisfy and pursue our passion in our free time. Hobbies allow us to put our mind to something we love and take a break simultaneously. Your hobbies can be among many things like stamp collecting or mountain climbing but the best part is that they can grow into an additional income or nurture skills that help improve your.
10. COME AS YOU ARE
In a world where you’re within reach of everybody and anybody, it can be tough to not compare yourself with others. Everyone makes mistakes every now and then but it’s always important to get up and move on to learn from these mistakes. Therefore, don’t be afraid of making mistakes as long as you learn from them and be yourself.
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26 Aug 2021