Everything that enters your mind has a tremendous effect on how you feel, think, and act. Anyone, including us positive people, can fall prey to negativity at anytime. Yes, we have all had that dreaded “bad hair” day.
Negativity affects you and everyone around you. Therefore, when something is bothering you, you need to know how to eliminate those thoughts or create boundaries that prohibit negativity from taking over your mind.
Here are three favorite ways to stay positive
- Don’t compare yourself to others. It doesn’t matter whether that’s in work, personal life, health, relationships, or anything else. We are all unique and have different talents and strengths. Focus on your own growth. You are your own enemy. You are your competition.
- Meditation has been shown to scientifically increase happiness. It helps you keep your mind still and disconnect from your negative thoughts. It also helps increase mental performance. Look at it this way: Your mind is like a tank of gas. You need to find places along the day to stop and fill the take back up to keep going. The Headspace App can help train your mind for a healthier, happier life. You can sign up for a 10 day FREE trial at: https://www.headspace.com/
- Stay positive by bookending your day with gratitude. Write down three things first thing in the morning that you are grateful for. Then write down three things in the evening before going to bed, that you are grateful for. By starting and ending your day with gratitude you will start thinking more positive, which leads to optimism. You will stop worrying and open your mind up to alternatives and solutions. Did you know that going to bed grateful improves the quality of sleep and reduces room for negative thoughts? If you didn’t – you know it now.
Life will continually present negative situations; and it is difficult sometimes to overcome emotional reactions. Just remember, these events are just happening, they are not happening to you. It is how you react to these situations which determines the outcome.
Stay Positive but Realistic!