“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind”
There was a time in my life when I felt really low. Despite getting great grades at school and then university, I didn’t believe in my own abilities and let myself think negatively. What’s more, I was surrounded by people who thought that they were better than others. As a result, I ended up questioning myself every single day.
After a while I realised that I couldn’t carry on like this. I knew I had to change my mindset and inject some positivity into my life. I did a bit of soul-searching and cut ties with negative people and those who drained my energy.
Life is not a bed of roses and there are situations we can’t control. I remind myself every day to look at the bright side and concentrate on the good in my life. It’s not always easy so here is the list of things I can do to inject positivity into your life and enjoy it.
Cut ties with negative people
You don’t have to be friends with everyone. Cutting ties with people who
Be kind to yourself
Befriend your inner critic. When you brush your teeth in the morning, look in the mirror and pay yourself a compliment.
Don’t compare yourself to other people
Comparison is the thief of joy.
“Worry less, smile more. Don’t regret, just learn and grow.” – Unknown
Keep a journal
You don’t have to write long entries. You can just jot down 2 or 3 good things that happened to you during the day.
Take a piece of paper and make a list of things you would like to achieve in life.
Go for a walk or exercise
Are you looking for more reasons to get active? Exercising releases endorphins.
I’m guilty of being an over-thinker. I constantly remind myself that I shouldn’t waste my time and energy on overanalysing things and situations that had already happened. Instead I try and focus on the future.
Buy fresh flowers
Fresh flowers always put a smile on everyone’s face.
Watch a film
Put on Netflix and have a date with yourself.
What do you do to bring more positivity into your life? I’d love to read your tips.