How do you stay Positive?

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.

1) Smile

 

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 😉

4) Laugh

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!!

So tell me…

How you stay positive (#dailypositivity)

and let me know 5 positives from your day!

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