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Mental Mondays: How To Be More Positive About Your Life

Mental Mondays: How To Be More Positive About Your Life

Positivity is like rare precious stones in this time of ours. It is almost justifiable to remain negative when we take in everything going on around us but how long is that going to really serve you? Soon, you’ll see why being positive is the best and only option.

Long story short, taking charge of your life and deciding to be more positive is a personal responsibility and path. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re more prone to anxiety and positivity seems like a far-fetched dream. Some come to this world with sunshine and rainbows, always believing in the best there is. For such people, staying positive about life is simply genetic implant. Others aren’t so lucky and are naturally much more melancholic. 

Positive anything is better than negative nothing

~ Elbert Hubbard

The good news is that being positive can be learned and it doesn’t matter how you acquired your positivity because the outcome remains the same––peace of mind.

I’ve put together 7 ways you can be more positive about your life…

#1. Practice acceptance

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When you accept somethings in your life that cannot change there’s inner peace and strength you’ll readily access. This is no excuse to lie around but to redirect your energy on what works and be on the lookout for opportunities that will better your life.

Here’s a simple prayer you’ll find useful:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr.

#2. Practice gratitude

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Life would have a more positive outlook if you stop focusing on the gazillion things you still don’t possess or haven’t achieved yet but stay grateful for the simple things you have. There’s always something you can be grateful about even in the midst of a turmoil. This is easier said so you have to be more deliberate in your approach.

Start your day with gratitude and learn to say thank you more often. By doing this, you’ll find that positivity will naturally become a part of you.

3. Be more conscious about the wins

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If you decide to be more deliberate about counting your blessings, you will soon realize that nothing is really bad all the time. In every situation, good or bad, try recognizing the little life lessons learned and the takeaways no matter how inconsequential they might seem.

4. Try giving back to someone

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Many experts swear by the psychology behind giving back so, whenever you’re about to slip into depression and dwell on the not-so-great aspects of life, try doing something nice and of worth for someone that can’t pay you back and watch how things suddenly flip! It reminds you that no matter how low you feel, there are people whose prayers are just to have little of or everything you have.

5. Protect your energy

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You might not be able to control a lot of things in life but you can control your environment like staying away from negative and toxic people, filtering the shows you watch on TV and music you listen to. Another way to protect your energy in these times or anytime for that matter is monitoring the accounts you follow on social media. If a certain page makes you feel down or less enthusiastic about your own life, unfollow that page immediately.

Be deliberating about spending time with people that make you feel empowered, or viewing pages that make you feel optimistic and inspired or listening to music that uplifts you. All these go a long way in helping you to be more positive about your life.

6. Seriously, live your best life

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Make actual efforts to strike off those bucket list plans that you’ve always had. Live you dream and in that lies your best life. Take a chance on life, travel the world, build that dream career, ask that crush on a date. When you’re doing what you want to do with your life, fulfillment is always the end product and positivity, a natural byproduct.

7. Maintain a healthy lifestyle

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Ever been sleep deprived? Then you’ll know crankiness is always lurking around the corner and positivity can’t thrive in such a state of mind. Get enough rest, exercise, meditate, and eat healthy. Basically being more deliberate about your lifestyle is a great way to be more positive about your life.

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