Do you ever get sucked into negativity? Whether it’s your morning commute to work or your over salted dinner that took you hours to make. We allow such said things to alter our mood and cause us to react in the heat of the moment. Little do we know, our outlook and the way we ultimetly CHOOSE to act upon things can affect our daily lives in a major way. Read on for a few tips all about positivity.
Ever since I can remember I’ve been an optimist. I CHOOSE to see the best in any given situation. I can recall one time in particual, I had just got off work and picked up my younger sister; Suddendly I hear my tire pop, I had a flat! Luckily I was only a block away from my apartment so my tire made it to garage. I lived alone and the guy I was dating at the time was about 25 miles away from me. (Which meant it would be a while before he could come and assist me.) With my business attire clothes still on, I got on my hands and knees and began to unscrew the tire knob things. My sister recorded me and laughed the entire time. We actually both found it amusing that I was changing a tire all on my own. Moral of the story: I could have easily let my flat tire situation upset me. BUT I didn’t! Instead I made the best of it and LEARNED something from it, literally.
If you allow yourself to soak in your misery you eventually become just that, miserable. Rather than to dwell on a bad situation, learn how to see the good. Part of mastering a positive mindset is to form daily habits. Over time you won’t even think about having to be positive, it will come naturally.
Laugh at it! Ripped your skirt on your way from the breakroom to your desk? Laugh! Got locked out of your car? Laugh! And then call AAA. Stop taking life so seriously, shit happens.
Think about the lesson! In every situation there is a lesson to be learned. Take a moment to tune into what it is that you can take away from it.
Write in your journal! Sometimes the first thing we want to do when something bad happens is to call our friends. Stop yourself! Take a pen and write down your feelings instead. What we often fail to realize is that by sharing unfortunate events with others, we give into the negativity even more. Too much venting can be harmful.
Don’t rush! How much of your daily stress comes from running late? You’re late to work, late for a meeting, late for a movie date, late to pick up your kids…LATE LATE LATE! Plan in advance, allocate enough time so you can carry out your daily activities without the added stress of being pressed for time. This is one of the BEST things you can do to attract more positivity in your life.
Do something that you love, every single day! All too often adults forget about the things that bring them joy. After a long day at work, binge watch bad reality tv. Indulge in a bubble bath. Blast your favorite song while you drive in traffic. Small acts that give us satisfaction can drastically improve your mood.