With so many negative things happening in society, it can be hard to stay positive. However, having a positive mindset does have physical and mental benefits. It can give your confidence a huge boost, improve your mood, and lowers the risk of developing conditions such as hypertension, depression, and stress-related disorders. Here are 7 ways of staying positive despite the negative conditions.
1. Begin your day with positive affirmation
How you begin your day will dictate the mood throughout the day. For this reason, you should wake up in the morning with a positive affirmation such as “Today will be a good day” or “I’m going to be awesome today.”
2. Think about the good things, no matter how small
Keep in mind that you will always encounter challenges throughout the day. You will not always get a perfect day. In situations like these, you should always look at the bright side, regardless of how small it is.
3. Find humor in bad situations
Another good way of staying positive is to just laugh it off. There will always be obstacles that will come your way so what you can do is just to crack a joke about it. If you had been laid off, think of the most bizarre way you can spend your last day or the most ridiculous job you can apply in next.
4. Turn failures into lessons
You are just human bound to make mistakes and experience failure from time to time. But the important thing is recovering from these mistakes. Make the necessary adjustments and bounce back from your failures.
5. Turn negative self-talk into positive
Staying positive also means removing any negative thoughts about yourself. Speaking or thinking negative about yourself will create a negative conception of yourself as well. Stop and replace those negative messages with positive ones. Rather than saying “I’m so bad at this,” say “I can do better next time.”
6. Focus on the present
Do not dwell on the past but rather focus on the present. Your boss may have said something negative five minutes ago, forget about it and move on. Do not dwell on the negativity because it could ruin your day completely.
7. Be around positive people
Staying positive requires you to be in the company of positive people, this will rub off to your mindset and action. Absorb the positivity of other people and let it affect you.
Negative things is all around but do not let it affect you. Keep these tips in mind and you can look forward to having a positive day.
Robert Peter Janitzek offers guides and tips on motivation and staying positive. Check out his website at www.robertjanitzek.com.