Do you have trouble staying positive in life? Does it feel like some days you can’t seem to break out of your negative state?
If you’re struggling, I understand. Battling negativity is in our DNA as the average person has 70,000 thoughts per day. Of those thoughts, 70% of them are negative!
This isn’t your fault either, it’s your brains survival mechanism. While life isn’t always easy to deal with work, family, relationships and so much else, you can reshape your outlook. You can push back against those negative thoughts.
To give yourself the best chances to succeed in life, you need to stay positive. Start using the tips to set yourself up for success:
Five Ways to Stay Positive in Life
1. Start Your Day With Positivity
As Robin Sharma said, “If you win the morning, you win the day.” For the most part, how you start your day usually sets the tone for the rest of your day.
This is why it’s crucial to set up a morning routine that builds momentum and confidence every morning. For some of you, this might feel like a struggle to avoid your phone and focus on habits that build positivity. But it’s crucial to start the day with early wins.
Start your day with inspiring videos, read motivational articles, meditate, read self-help books or listen to podcasts while you’re exercising. The smallest things can make the biggest differences in your mood and positivity.
2. Exercise On a Regular Basis
As you know by now, exercise is crucial for achieving your best life. Not only do you feel good but you’ll look good which can help increase confidence and positivity.
Plus, you’re going to have more mental focus and strength to help fight off some of those pesky negative thoughts.
3. Follow Your Passion
Are you passionate about your job or business? If you find yourself constantly down and out, it could be your job robbing you of your happiness. Instead, find a way to do something you feel excited about.
If you can’t just switch careers or start a new business there are other options as well. Start by volunteering for a cause you believe in or sign up for a class to learn something new.
There are a ton of studies that have shown people feel happier when helping others. As Tony Robbins always says, “The secret to living is giving.”
4. Start a Meditation Practice
Meditation seems to be the new hip and cool thing with apps, classes, and workshops but it’s been around for centuries. Meditation is to your brain like your cell phone charger is to your phone.
Even a few minutes of meditation can have a huge effect on your mind and body. Regular meditators are calmer, have greater self-awareness and have better focus too.
5. Create Positive Environments
You are a product of your environment so make sure to choose it carefully. Your home and work environment plays a huge role in creating a positive, optimistic outlook on life.
To be able to stay positive it is essential to have influences in your life that support you and lift you up instead of dragging you down. Make sure your friends, family, and environment make it easy to think positive.
If someone is dragging you down, stop hanging out with them. Not only will this remove these toxic people from your life, but it’ll also free up room to meet new, like-minded people.
Remember, it’s the little things that will make a huge difference in changing your mood from negative to positive. Start by making these five simple shifts and watch how much happiness and clarity you receive into your life.