Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Positivity in your life - do you have it?

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 positive and remain positive?

Here are a few tips:

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?

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