Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How to be positive!

Negativity is not a good thing. It can bring you down, sad, depressed and feeling like there is no solution. Although in life there are certainly times which are negative, we must try and stay positive as much as possible. It can be done, it takes effort and willpower to be positive. So how do you be and remain positive? Here are a  few pointers:

1.Positive thoughts - Its really important how we think. The moment you see that you are diving into frustration, sorrow and low self-esteem, change your thoughts by thinking about something completely unrelated and positive.

2. Get rid of negativity - There will always be someone you know that is negative. It could be a family member, co-worker, or friend. Limit your interaction with them, and tell them you don't want to hear their negativity. Don't be afraid to do this, no matter who they are, you are more important and thats what matters.

3. Learn from the experience - There is always a lesson to be learned from every situation. No matter how sad the situation is, try and find the beautiful lessons that can be learnt. Every problem is a learning opportunity in disguise. We all make mistakes, but now you can accept it and know that you will make a different decision in the future. Be appreciative for the experience they teach us to be better prepared.

4. Be grateful - You can't be angry and grateful at the same time. Look around you and count the blessings and miracles in your life, start looking for them and you will find them. There is lots to be grateful for.  You are alive and breathing, thats a big one to be grateful for! Recognise how lucky you are and all the abundance in your life.

5. Look and smile  - Its a simple smile, try it - just smile for a minute, even if you don't mean it, just smile. Sometimes just thinking of a simple happy thought or seeing something, can make you positive. Surround yourself with uplifting messages in your study area, or office desk, you can setup your email to send you positive affirmations, or buy a desk calendar with positive affirmations.

The habit of remaining positive in all situations takes practice and a commitment to yourself to take control. Start by wanting to change. I am constantly working on this and therefore wanted to share it with you. I want to be a positive energy source, and although it will take time, I am keen to keep on trying.

Do you agree? What do you do to keep positive?


L0VE said...

Great post! It's so important to be grateful for what we have!♥

Miss LV said...

I really need to be more positive, I am always worrying what others think, always seeing the negative side of a situation, I would love to be more positive, I will have to try and change, these steps are a good idea to help. Thanks Danni x

Ms Carb Lover said...

Great post!
Negativity is such a horrible thing.
This year Im trying to clear myself of it and just be myself without worrying about negative thoughts of others.
I find mediation and focusing on your goals a great thing when Im feeling low :)

Tracy D said...

Great reminders to take a moment and be thankful for all I do have rather than resentful for all I don't!

Jacki said...

I loved reading this post. Thank you for the reminder. I find that surrounding myself with positive people and things I love helps me to maintain a positive outlook. We all need reminders from time to time!

Hollie said...

Nice post!
I've learned how to be positive when I watched
"The Secret" DVD, it really helped me improve my views in life.

Blocks and Knocks said...

Could not agree more with all of those points, especially the thinking positive, and getting rid of negative 'toxic' people from your life.
Ness xx

modniza said...

SOOOO great post!!!i agree totaly!thank you!!!

Tasha said...

Lovely post, its really touched me, Ive been really low and feeling a bit depressed over the last few months and im definitely going to take on board from what you have said. xx

Jodie at Mummy Mayhem said...

Fabulous post. I'm generally a pretty positive person, but I can also be a bit 'glass half empty'. Positivity really does work!

Trish@Show and Tell said...

Great post! Definitely a great list to print out and put on my office wall for those moments when life feels a tad overwhelming.


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