Be More Positive

Hi everyone,

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Being positive in everyday life situations can be difficult but it is worth it.  By being positive your life will get so much better.  How do you become more positive?  

Train Yourself to Be More Positive in 5 Steps

I am constantly striving to see the positive in every aspect of my life. But it’s not always easy.

However, I know that choosing to be positive has helped me the most in terms of becoming the person I want to be. Even when things are difficult, I know that being positive and striving to make the best of whatever situation I’m in, really does make even the most challenging situations easier to bear.

Here are five steps that make it so much easier to see the good in life.

Step One: Believe a Positive Attitude is a Choice

Teaching yourself that positivity is a choice, has been one of the greatest things I’ve ever done for myself.

Now when I find myself in a bad situation, I know that it’s up to me to find the good, to be positive regardless of what’s happening around me. I realise that everything and it’s up to me to choose how I want to feel about it. I am in control of my attitude, and no one can take that away from me.

Step Two: Rid Your Life of Negativity

If you want to live a positive, joyful life, you cannot be surrounded by negative people who don’t encourage your happiness. As a negative person, you’ll attract negative people.

Step Three: Look For the Positive in Life

In every person, in every situation, there is something good. Most of the time it’s not obvious. We have to look, and sometimes we have to look hard.

Everything—good and bad—is a learning experience so, at the very least, you can learn from bad experiences. However, there’s usually even more to it than that. If you really take the time to look, you will usually find something good, something genuinely positive, about every person or situation.

Step Four: Reinforce Positivity in Yourself

Once I started thinking more positively, I realised I had to reinforce these thoughts and behaviors in myself so they would stick. As with any sort of training, the more you practice, the better you get—and, yes, you can practice being positive.

The best and easiest way to do this is to be positive when it comes to who you are. Tell yourself you’re awesome. Tell yourself you look good. Tell yourself you did a great job at work or raising your kids or whatever it is you do.

Be honest with yourself, but do your best to look for the good. And, whatever you do, don’t focus on the negative. It’s okay to not like everything about yourself, but don’t focus on what you don’t like. We all have positive attributes, and it’s up to you to remind yourself of them every day.

Step Five: Share Positivity with Others

Not only do you need to be positive with yourself for this training to really take effect, but you need to be positive with others. You have to share your wealth of positivity with the world.

The best way I’ve found to do this is quite simple and basic: Be nice to other people, no matter what. Tell someone s/he looks nice today. Tell someone s/he did a great job on that presentation.

Tell your parents or children (or both!) how much you love them and how great they are. When someone is feeling down, do what you can to cheer them up. Send flowers. Write notes. Don’t gossip. Be kind to all living things.

I try not only to treat others as I would like to be treated, but I also try to consider how they would like to be treated. People appreciate positivity, and the more you share it with others, the more you are practicing it your own life.

Believe in yourself and remember the most important lesson of all: A positive outlook is a choice that you can always make.

These are five great steps that you can start using today to make your life more positive.  Let me know how you get on and what changes you see after a few days.

Good luck! See you soon …

 

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