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How To Always Be Positive and Happy

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So you want to learn how to always be positive and happy in life? Let’s face it. It’s not always easy.

Thinking positive won’t keep problems away from you. But, don’t underestimate the power of positive thinking. A positive mindset, if you know how to use it, can be a great tool for improving your life.

Positive thinking it’s not about ignoring reality or the problems and situations in your life. Having a positive mind is actually more realistic than being negative. We often get in our own way by overthinking and complicating things. Soon you lose sight of what’s really important in life.

Problems will always be around, but it’s easier and healthier to deal with them in a positive and productive way. It doesn’t do you any good if you’ll just stay negative about something, constantly thinking bad stuff over and over again and making worst case scenarios.

You’ll end up feeling bad, depressed and unhappy. Definitely not good for your health!

If your thoughts are negative your view on life will also be negative. Problems come and go for everyone. But embracing all with a positive attitude will help you manage difficult situations better.

And not only that you’ll manage things better but, it will help you keep your focus on what’s really  important and not ruin your health stressing out so much.

Positive thinking it’s a mental attitude. It doesn’t grow over night, but with patience and exercise you can manage to face your problems and difficult situations in an optimistic way.

It will help you see the hidden opportunities. You will make better decisions. It will keep you on track and help you take positive actions toward you goals. Each difficult situation you go through can teach you and help you improve and evolve in life.

Focusing on good will always bring you more good into your life.

Listen, doing this thing it’s not going to be easy. Those negative thoughts will try to come out. Especially when going through difficult situations. But you and only you can decide how much you let a difficult situation drag you down. Learn to see the successful outcome of difficult situations. If you give it a chance, positive thinking can seriously change you life!

It will take some time. It won’t happen over night, but if you really want to improve the quality of your life check out my tips for bringing more positivity into your life.

Breath, Relax, Refocus

Give yourself some time to relax and think about the good things in your life every day. You can even write them down. Put it somewhere you can see it. Carry that list with you and just read it a few times a day. It can give you a new perspective on things and life.

Most of the times we forget how lucky we are. Focus on what’s really important to you and stop wasting time with things that don’t matter.

Let The Real YOU Live

Learn to be happy with yourself. Take some time to know yourself. Who are you? Let me ask you that again… Who are YOU?  Stop trying to be someone you’re not, just to fit in. Just be yourself and let the real you shine. The stress of pleasing everyone and trying so much to fit in can easily make you feel depressed. Take as much time as you need, don’t rush it.

Spend some time with yourself and no distractions. Try to understand who you are and who you want to be. What makes you happy and what matters to you. Happiness means different things for different people. Find what happiness means to you.

Get Rid Of Toxic People In Your Life

Now think for a second. Have you ever been near someone who was happy, confident and optimistic? Someone with such a positive vibe that instantly made you feel great? Do you remember that feeling?

Get more of those people into your life and stay away from those who bring you down.

This doesn’t mean you should be indifferent. It’s simply YOU making a choice to stop wasting time with the wrong people. It means not letting someone’s negativity ruin your life, bring you down or keep you from achieving your goals.

Their negative attitude towards everything will drag you down, ruin your mood and happiness. Learn to value your time and spend it wisely with people who make you happy, motivate you and share the same values as you. Spend it with people who want you to succeed.

See The Hidden Opportunities In Difficult Situations

They are part of life and they are also great teachers. Learn the lessons you need, see each challenge as an opportunity to improve. Forgive yourself if you need to and make peace with your past. Stop replaying those bad situations on and on in your mind and wondering what you did wrong. You can’t change it. We all make mistakes. It’s part of life, it’s part of learning and growing and it’s normal.

No one’s perfect. Learn, forgive and move on. Turn the negative into positive. What lessons can you take from that experience?

Instead of wasting your time and energy on things you can’t change, start focusing on present. On living this moment and making the best of it.

Turn Up The Music

Who doesn’t like music? Whatever your favorite music is, PLAY it. Try some songs with positive and happy lyrics. Don’t underestimate the power of a great song. It can definitely improve you mood.

Turn on the music and just do whatever you love doing. Sing, dance, paint, play with your pets, your kids. Whatever makes you happy.

Simplify Your Life

Most of the time things are simple but we’re the ones complicating them. De-clutter your life. Working 5, 6, 7 days a week, being stressed out, always in a rush and in the same time trying to live can become overwhelming.

Take a good evaluation of your life. Get rid of anything that you don’t need or it’s not good for you. Get organized and build a positive environment for yourself. Wake up in the morning and be happy and grateful for what you have! Enjoy the little things in life.

Help Others

This is a great way to bring more happiness is your life. I always feel happy when I manage to help. Help people, help animals, the nature. You’ll feel great knowing you made someone’s day better. It doesn’t have to be something huge. It can be something as simple as feeding the birds in your yard.

Even the smallest gesture can make a difference for someone or something.

Happy Thoughts For The Future

One thing that keeps people from achieving their goals is fear. Fear of success, fear of failure, of the unknown, fear of………( insert whatever you’re afraid of ). Always worrying and stressing out about what could happen. Overthinking and making worst case scenarios. Wasting so much time and energy thinking and imagining different things. Searching for reasons not to do it, waiting for something bad to happen to make you give up.

Sounds familiar? Do you really think this is a good way to succeed and have a happy life?

Exercise For A Healthier And Happier You

Now, you already know all the benefits you get from exercising right?  If not check out How Exercise Can Make You Better, Happier And Healthier

Smile And Laugh As Much As You Can

Just a simple smile can make such a big difference in your life.

It’s really amazing when you’re walking down the street not in a good mood and you see someone smiling at you! You instantly feel better, smile back and somehow that smile changes your whole day.

Smiling doesn’t only make you feel good but it makes you attractive. People usually like happy people who smile often and can make others smile. Smiling can also help you relax and lower your stress levels. It will help you communicate and interact with others more easily. Smile as often as you can and enjoy every moment of your life.

You might not have control over everything in life but, you have control on your thoughts and the way you react to each situation in your life.

Positive thinking it’s not something for the moment. It’s a constant process. Things won’t happen over night. It will take some effort.

For some people, it might be easier. For others, it may take some time and more work but, it’s your choice. You learn and improve your whole life every day.

Every day you discover new things about you and the world around you. Life can be as wonderful as you make it. Have faith in yourself. Use the tips above, keep working on building a positive attitude towards life and …have fun!

Author: Cristina

Exhale And Enjoy Life it's a moment of joy in a crazy life reminding you to live.

7 Comments

  1. I so agree with you! In the words of Aristotle: ”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.”

  2. Great points to keep in mind. Simplification is one thing I’m after these days.

  3. Some very solid advice there! Turn up the music is a favourite

  4. Great suggestions! A positive attitude is so important.

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