Life is full of challenges and the unexpected. It will make you face new obstacles that you may or may not be ready for.
When faced with these obstacles, the outcome generally lies in whether you stay positive throughout the experience or whether you let negativity overcome your thoughts. Positive thinking is powerful and can help you lead a much healthier and successful life. This guide will give you powerful tips on how you can become more positive in life so you can be happier and healthier. Let’s take a look now.
Best Ways To Be Positive In Life
Find The Optimistic Viewpoint In Negative Situations
In order to help build a positive outlook the most effective way is to find the optimistic viewpoint in any negative situations. What does this mean you ask? This means that while the situation seems negative, stop, think to yourself is there a way around this? You could also ask to yourself:
- What opportunities are there within this situation that you can gain from the challenge?
- Name one thing that is good or positive about this new negative situation?
Finding the good in a bad time can be challenging in itself and may be a little time consuming, however if you stop to process your thoughts when you’ve calmed down your emotions, you’ll find you’ll be able to turn your thought patterns around. When your mind become accustomed to finding the optimistic viewpoints in negative situations, you start to see the positivity in any situation.
Surround Yourself With Positive People
Positivity is infectious, unfortunately so is negativity. In life, it’s important to work out who is positive in your life and who is fueling the negativity. Negative people will tend to have a bad outlook on life and certain situations. They will pull everyone and everything down around them. They tend to talk negative about someone without them knowing and may even sabotage your chances of making a positive contact with someone before you even know them. Instead try to surround yourself with people who think positively. Surrounding yourself with people such as this will help you to stay positive in your life. This will help you to push forward to a much happier future.
Change To A Positive Environment
Some people, while they don’t want to live a negative life, unfortunately do. Negative lifestyle choices can run your life down greatly. Some lifestyle changes that you can implement to reach and maintain the positive life that you’re after may include:
- Quit smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Change the people you hang around.
- Move to a new location if possible for a positive change if you’re continuously experiencing negativity from the surrounding area. As they say a change is as good as a holiday.
- Experiment with new things such as food, friends, or reconnect with family you may of not seen in a while due to distance between you.
These are just some of the ways you can improve your lifestyle and place a positive spin on things.
Add Positivity To Someone Else’s Life
s the saying goes, what goes around comes back around. This is true when it comes to positivity. When you put positivity in the world, you get positivity back again. To help build a more positive outcome in life, try to bring positivity to someone else’s life. You can do this by:
- Giving to the less fortunate and lend a helping hand without expecting anything in return.
- Listening to someone who may just need an open ear to talk to. You may not need to do anything but just listen.
- Give a smile and boost the mood by playing upbeat music, hanging with friends, or watching inspiring movies.
- Donate your time or objects to those who need it more.
Being positive in life takes time to master. There will be times when you may have negative thoughts creeping in, but by stopping yourself and refocusing your thoughts you have the potential to really improve your life greatly to a much more positive outcome. By changing negative behavior, it can lead to a healthier life. If you find you’re struggling it’s good to seek professional help to overcome ingrained negative behavior and thinking processes that are holding you back from enjoying work, relationship and life. So, are you ready to be a more positive you?
Janice has a wealth of experience and training. She holds a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of Arts (Counselling), Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ASH) and is a Registered Psychologist at Psychologists Southern Sydney. She’s also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
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(Last Updated On: 24th February 2020)