Positivity can be a tiring and challenging feat to accomplish in our lives, especially when the mind strikes again with another episode. There are times when merely getting out of bed can consume enormous energy, let alone putting a smile on our faces throughout the day. However, the negative conditioning that our brains develop can be overturned. We do not have to walk through life faking a smile and wishing the day was over before it even started. Sometimes happiness takes training, and the best routine is positivity.

Here are several actions you can implement for a positive life:

  1. Affirmations

Write statements about yourself on post-it notes, a whiteboard or the mirror. Comments like, “I am important,” and, “I can do this,” can make all the difference. The main priority in life should be You, and the same goes for showing appreciation and love. You want to partake in positive self-talk that guides your mind down an empowered route. Shape your outlook for a better, more powerful you. The first step in being confident, motivated and self-loved is transitioning the mind to optimistically change and heal your image.

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha

  1. Self-Care

Focus on taking care of yourself. Run a hot bath with some Epsom salt or bubbles for extra relaxants. Lavender products aid in soothing and comforting your body, which is an excellent ingredient for a great night’s sleep. Schedule in your wants and needs in between your responsibilities. Organize time to better suit you and what makes you happy. You can exercise, read a book, watch your favorite television show, play games, find new music, and be creative. Spend an hour a day for self-rejuvenation as it will provide numerous benefits. Feeling good and taken care of dramatically increases a positive mindset. 

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“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” – Katie Reed

  1. See the Good in Life

Healthline states, “focus on the good things no matter how small or seemingly insignificant they seem.” You can find a silver lining in just about any situation. Don’t worry if plans change or mistakes are made. Life is a learning curve every step of the way, and change can simply open another door. Life is also full of breathtaking sights. Don’t take advantage of the beauty that nature provides, family supplies, and the world tries to bestow. There may be a lot of bad in the world, but you can find even more good if you try. 

“When you focus on the good, the good gets better.” – Abraham Hicks

  1. Don’t Fret

You must also understand that you do not have control over everything in life. The life of others does not have to fall onto your shoulders. Don’t allow outside influences to affect your mindset. The only concern should be about you and your actions. Before you attempt to take care of the world, take care of yourself first. Do You, and with a smile that’s true!

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

1 COMMENT

  1. Wow, Jessica, this post has a lot of relevance for me. Especially, the haircut article. I have stayed home so long that my hairstyle is just mundane to me. I think you’re right, by changing your hairstyle it can perk up your very existence. Thank You!

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