Has anyone ever told you that you need to be more positive. Has this comment come from your close family members, friends, or colleagues? You may find yourself falling into a pit of negativity for many reasons. It can be due to your work load, family issues, or health concerns. There are a myriad of reasons to find yourself down in the dumps. After all, life is riddled with issues. Increasing your positive energy can help you deal with the issues in your life with clarity and reason. Positivity can lead to better personal health and richer relationships. With these benefits in mind, why wouldn’t you make the effort to become more positive? It’s actually a lot simpler than you imagine. Implement these tips into your life to see an incredible change:
1. Monitor your thoughts
How often do you take inventory of what you’re thinking? Are you even aware of the thoughts that are filtered through your brain hour by hour, minute by minute? Your thoughts create your reality, often times you can be having a bad day that all started from a single bad thought. In order to increase your positive energy, you must swap out negative thinking for constructive and positive thinking. If you find yourself thinking negatively, stop in the moment and take a deep breath.
Tip: For 1 to 3 days, document your thoughts so you can become more aware of them
2. Be kind
When you are kind to others, you are also kind to yourself. All you need is one act of kindness to improve someone’s day. It can be as simple as giving out a pair of gloves to a homeless person or feeding a family that is short on money during the holidays. No act of kindness goes unnoticed.
Tip: Practice 1 act of kindness a week
3. Eat a healthy diet
Your mind and body feel good when you nourish yourself with holistic and healthy food. When you eat well, you will feel proud of yourself. Research proves that a healthy diet can positively impact your mental, physical, and emotional state. Drop the junk food and the soda – swap it out for vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein.
There’s a reason people say laughter is the best medicine. Laughing can instantly put you in a better mood and melt away what was causing you to think negatively. Spend time with a friend you always find yourself laughing with, attend a comedy show, or watch a funny movie.