Are you looking for ways to change the way you view life so you focus more on the good things than the bad? Do you tend to look at the negative but would like to learn how to to make all your thoughts and emotions positive? It’s possible.
There’s no denying that it can be very difficult to stay positive in this world that likes to be so negative at times. But, just because others promote negativity on a daily basis doesn’t mean that you have to as well. In fact, if you concentrate on spreading some positive thoughts and emotions, it may just cause others to do the same.
So, how do you become a leader in this positive transformation not only for yourself, but the world as a whole?
Here are some tips to help you out:
Stay in the Present Moment
Nothing can rob you of a positive attitude more than spending all your time beating yourself up over past mistakes. You scold yourself for things you did “wrong” and tell yourself how “stupid” you were. When you’re constantly belittling yourself, it’s no wonder you don’t feel good about life.
The same is true when you spend too much time in the future. If you’re a worrier who constantly plays “What if?” with yourself, like “What if I lose my job?” or “What if I never find someone who loves me?”, then you’re also detracting from any positive energy you may feel.
You’re drawing the negative emotions in and when you do that, there isn’t much room for the positive ones to exist. Essentially, you snuff them out and they soon perish, never to be heard from again.
Therefore, the key to staying positive is to stay in the present moment. Concentrate on what is in front of you right now and you’ll automatically experience life on a greater, more satisfying level. Some Eckhart Tolle quotes could help you be more in the here and now.
Count Your Blessings
When was the last time that you looked at all the things that are good in your world versus all of the things that aren’t going the way you want? If you don’t do this one little step every day, you are missing out on a great opportunity to easily increase your feelings of life satisfaction and happiness.
Everyone has something to be thankful for. Even if your job isn’t exactly what you want, does it help you pay your rent or keep food on the table? Maybe your health isn’t the greatest, but did you wake up this morning with a bright new start to a brand new day?
Make a list of all the reasons you should be thankful. Include everything from health to job to family. Try not to leave anything out. And, don’t just focus on the bigger things in life. It’s the small things that often matter most. Besides, when you’re thankful for everything you do have, how can you not feel positive and uplifted?
Use your mind to your advantage
Even though you can’t control another person’s actions, you can control the way you feel. Keep in mind that no one can drag you down without your permission.
Remember, too, that if what other people say or do has no beneficial impact on your life, you should not be concerned.
Changing your perspective can be challenging at first, but once it becomes a routine, not even the strongest rock can break you. The idea isn’t to stop caring completely. It’s to stop caring enough to be able to make your own decisions based on your priorities, your values and your ambitions and not other people’s opinions.
Limit your exposure to negative media
Sure, you want to watch or read the news so you know what’s going on in your neighborhood and across the world, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it for hours on end just to get a detail the moment it’s released. To be honest, if you watch their evening broadcast or read one or two stories, you’ll have more than enough information about the event and what happened.
When you do for others with no expectation of anything in return, you feel so good that it shines through in all areas of your well-being. It raises your self-confidence, gives you a sense of fulfillment and makes you proud of who you are.
Also, when you help someone less fortunate than you, it is a great reminder that you don’t have life so bad. It reinforces that no matter how terrible you think things are going for you right this moment, it could always be worse.
Raise your positivity by donating some time at a homeless shelter or domestic violence shelter. Help promote others and raise them up so they feel better and more positive. What you give in uplifting feelings and attitudes will come back to you two-fold!Use your mind to your advantage
Whether you’re religious or not, faith is an amazing force. It’s the belief that you’re destined to do great things and that you’ll be taken care of as you walk your journey through life.
When you have faith, it’s easy to relax and remain calm despite the chaos in the world around you. You know that things will work out for the best, so you don’t get all agitated and upset.
This keeps your body healthier as well as stress can take quite a toll on you. And, when you feel better physically, it’s easier to feel better mentally.
So, when you feel overwhelmed with life, just remember that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be at this moment in time. Everything happens for a reason. Just because you may not understand things right now, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t part of a master plan.
Oftentimes we feel negative because we don’t trust ourselves. We let our inner voice of self-doubt take over and tell us that we’re not strong enough to get through life. We hear ourselves say over and over again how we’re going to fail at whatever it is we’re doing.
It’s time to crush that inner voice and prove it wrong. You are strong. If you have any doubt about that, think back to something that you survived that you didn’t think you could. Let that give you the drive and motivation to get through whatever you’re struggling with right now.
When you trust yourself to get through difficult situations and circumstances, you feel good about who you are. And, when you feel good about who you are, it shines through in your thoughts and emotions. You come from a position of power and strength and how can that not feel good?
One Thing to Remember…
Here’s one thing to keep in mind when it comes to being positive: It is something that requires continual attention. You can’t just declare to be positive today and expect it to be that way forever.
Try to make a commitment each and every day to see the good in life and live it to its fullest. You need to edge those negative emotions out when you feel them come in and replace them with positive ones.
If you struggle with this thought process now, don’t worry. It gets easier to stay positive the more you work on it. Soon, with enough practice, it will become second nature.
Use your time and energy to focus on the good things in life. What do you have to lose other than all the negative thoughts and emotions that can zap your energy and drive?