We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what’s wrong in your life or you can focus on what’s right. – Marianne Williamson
Did you know that it takes 5 positives to negate 1 negative?
I don’t know about you but sometimes when I am having a difficult day
finding only 1 positive can be TOO difficult.
But, here are a few ways to help you stay positive during your day.
It is really hard to be negative and unhappy when you are smiling
I like to smile at random people when I am walking by them.
The other day, I was picking out a bunch of bananas and an elderly man
was doing the same thing next to me.
I looked at him, smiled and said, “Hello sir. How are you today?”
We struck up a nice little conversation and it made my day.
2) Find Your Happy Place
This can be either mentally or physically
I have a few different happy places…
snuggling with my kids,
hugging my husband,
going on a hike with Cooper,
sweating it out during a hard workout,
and of course… closing my eyes and envisioning that I am on a beach ANYWHERE
will always make me happy.
3) Writing in a Journal
Every night before you go to bed,
jot down 5 positives from your day into a journal.
If you want to take it a little further,
think outside the box and write down a few that are not so evident.
ie… I am always happy when I hear my husbands c-pap machine roaring away
at night because I know it means he is still breathing
Tell a joke
Look at funny pictures
I found these two on Pinterest.com
I often go to the Ellen DeGeneres website and look at her viewer pictures.
They are FUUUUUNNY!
I like to laugh. I definitely makes my day more positive.
5) Think Positively About Yourself
Remember to always think about yourself in a positive way
There are too many people out there that want to bring you down,
especially if you are in a good mood and they aren’t.
Pat your own back and toot your own horn.
Not in an obnoxious way but give yourself a little praise.
If you run a mile, don’t say, “Yeah, I ran a mile but I wanted to run 2.”
Instead, say to yourself (and others)
“YES!! I ran a MILE today”
Your positive attitude will be contagious!!