5 simple ways you can develop positivity
Tired of all the negativity that surrounds you? Why not give positive thinking a shot? Let us show you five simple ways you can get started on the road to positivity.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the negativity that we’re surrounded by. Easy and also somewhat enjoyable. You can’t deny that there is a certain dark pleasure in cursing your boss, partner, in-laws and circumstances in general. Also makes it much easier to place blame somewhere else and not take responsibility for one’s one shortcomings.
However, constantly being negative is anti-productive and dangerous. And to be able to learn to really enjoy life as well as deal with the challenges it throws up, it’s very important to develop positive thinking. Here are some simple tools that’ll help pull you out of your funk and make you more positive.
Five steps to positivity
You should really want to be positive. Sounds rather elementary, right? However, it’s extremely important and is really the first step on the journey to positivity. Don’t just announce you want to be positive because someone said it’s good. Do it only if you’re really ready and willing to give it a go. You will face hurdles in the future and unless you really want it, it’ll be easy to slip back into the black hole of negative thinking.
Say thank you. In our quest for this, that and the other, we forget how blessed we already are. So take a second to look up from your bucket list and give thanks for all the things you already have. It’ll fill you with positivity and put you in the right frame of mind to continue forward.
Don’t sit idle. When you’re in the throes of self-pity and negativity, the best thing to do is some sort of physical activity. Meet friends, go for a run, paint, have sex with your partner – just make sure you’re not sitting on your couch and sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss of negativity.
Find the positive in yourself. Charity begins at home, right? So why not start your journey of positivity by giving yourself a hearty pat on the back. You don’t have to get all pompous or anything, but definitely give credit where it’s due. Praise your looks, your sense of humour, your cooking abilities and all the other talents you’ve been blessed with. It’s much easier to see the positive in things when you’re happy with yourself.
Eat mood-boosting foods. Foods rich in Vitamin B12 and Omega-3 fatty acids are known to perk up a person’s mood. Many types of shellfish, cheese and eggs contain Vitamin B12. Omega-3 can be found in salmon, flaxseed and walnuts, among others. If you need a quick pick-me-up, bite into a piece dark chocolate, get a dose of energy and start seeing the sunny side of life.
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