Four Tips for Being More Positive
A phrase we often hear is ‘Looking at the glass half-full or half-empty’. It’s easy enough to brush this phrase off or not think about it but looking at life with a ‘glass half full’ attitude can really help.
Life can be challenging, especially living life with epilepsy. But it is so important to remember that life is an amazing journey. I made the realization a few months ago that holding onto negativity made me feel trapped in life.
To me, living with positivity is choosing to see the bright side of life. It is not about ignoring pain or challenging situations or projecting a perfect life, but it is about believing in the power of encouragement and hope and working on seeing the good in people and in circumstances.
Here is what I do to bring more positivity into my life!
(1) I Keep a Happy File or Box: When I receive positive or kind messages from people, or even just things that make me laugh, like a good meme, I save them in a file on my computer. Written messages and photos get put in a shoe box in my cupboard. When I’m struggling, it really helps to pull these out and be reminded of positive times and people in my life.
(2) I Keep Positive People in my Life: A few months ago, I made the decision to cut people out of my life who felt like they were draining my energy and didn’t add any positivity to my life. Instead, I put more energy into relationships that made me feel happy.
(3) I Set Goals for Myself: Having goal to work towards and then reaching that goal provides me with a sense of accomplishment. Also, having a goal really helps me to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone and keeps me busy!
(4) I Always Remember to Smile: I know that it sounds cheesy and simple. But studies have shown that a simple smile can release dopamine, a chemical in our brain that can make us feel happier.
I want to hear from you! What is your favourite way to bring positivity into your life?