Small Ways To Start Thinking Positively
It’s all a mind game
We all have bad days—that’s pretty much a fact of life at this point. It comes with the years and the pressures of growing up. Whenever we feel down, people always advise to just think positively, which isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. So here are a few ways to help you do just that.
Make yourself a feel good playlist.
Music is a powerful tool that can affect your mood significantly. So on a day that you are feeling the sun shine on your shoulders, let the mood flow and make yourself a Spotify playlist that will come in handy when you’re feeling a little down. Make sure to download that playlist, too, in case the blues make a surprise visit and you’re on your commute.
Be more aware.
In a way, being positive really is a conscious effort. Whenever the negative thoughts start to creep in, do what you can to squash them. Remember that positive people don’t have a perfect life—they just know how to catch themselves before they spiral down.
Fix your posture.
If you’re finding it hard to change your mindset, change your body position instead. There are a lot of benefits that come with the right posture and a smile, one of the biggest being that it can make you feel powerful and positive. So altering the physical, which is arguably easier in this case, can positively leverage your emotions, too.
Get a pet.
So this may not be for everyone, but getting a pet can help you find purpose. Taking care of a dog that happily greets you when you walk into the door can do wonders for your own happiness.
Do something good.
It can get difficult to see beyond our world of misfortune sometimes, but looking at others can really serve as a way out. Stepping outside your routine and helping someone else can totally change your perspective for the day. You’ll feel good about yourself and you’ll be able to smile at the thought of being someone else’s hero for the day.
When you feel stuck in a rut, remember that there are ways to help yourself. And when you need it, there’s always the option of reaching out to someone else. #DoItForYou