How to Live a More Positive Life
Living a positive life translates into all sorts of benefits, including better health, work, relationships and just general well being. I have noticed a huge difference when I decided to stop the negativity coming in and focus on how to be more positive in my daily life. Here are some things I do on a regular basis to keep the positivity flowing.
Write a gratitude journal
The moment I started doing this everything changed. Even on the days when it feels like the whole world is against you, write something down. It’s when you do this that you begin to appreciate the smaller things in life and realise that no matter what’s going on, there can always be a positive.
Following on from getting yourself into a gratitude state, giving back is probably the most easiest way to realise just how lucky you have it. I like to give back by either donating money to charity or better yet give my time to volunteer programs. My favourite one at the moment has been Unicef and there are so many ways you can contribute. So figure out what best suits you, start giving back and watch the positivity flow on in. Unicef do really great work around the globe and if you’re looking to donate your time or money, this might be the perfect fit for you. There’s really nothing more rewarding than giving to someone and expecting nothing in return.
Take care of yourself
Learn to appreciate your body and what it does for you on a daily basis. The moment we take care of ourselves the better we can take care of others. It’s important in a busy day to stop and do something nice for yourself, whether that’s taking a nice hot bath, smashing out a gym session or nourishing your body with a healthy meal.
Surround yourself with positive people
They say we are an average of who we spend the most time with. So if you are constantly surrounded by people with a skip in their step this will ultimately have a huge impact on the way in which you live. With that thought in mind, it’s also very important to take an honest look at what toxic people or relationships you are holding on to. I know this is probably one of the hardest steps to take when evaluating your life but cutting toxic relationships out does wonders for your positivity levels. I know this process has certainly had a huge impact on my life.
Get present with the moment and enjoy it
We get caught up with reliving what happened in the past and worrying about what will happen in the future. When sitting in the past or future we lose the magic that is in each day and just stress ourselves out over things we can’t control. So try and get present with what is going in that very moment, enjoy the small things in each day and stop worrying about the past or future.