We have all had those days, where nothing seems to be going right. It can often seem the entire world is against you, and it can be a struggle to find some motivation.
There can be a build-up of reasons what can impact your mental state, finances, relationships, illnesses. Sometimes when life gets tough, it’s hard to feel optimistic.
Being positive is hard work, but I promise the more you try the easier it will become.
- ALWAYS STEP BACK AND ASSESS YOUR SITUATION
Try and look at the situation without emotion attached. To stay positive, you need clarity. When you are too close to a situation, it can be a challenge to see it.
There are a lot of negative people out there avoid these kinds of people; their negative attitudes will only bring you down if you are trying to create a better mindset set and life for yourself.
Quit being a victim, and you have to accept the situation and then think about how you are going to change it for the better. Sometimes our lives go upside down to throw us into a much better.
Sometimes in life, your situation will keep repeating itself until you learn your lesson, you keep having the same patterns and experiences because there is a lesson you need to learn. The same things keep happening over and over and usually get more complicated until you recognise and eliminate the behaviour that needs to change.
Wake up each morning, actively acknowledging what you’re grateful; this will help you always have a grateful mind and heart. Just remember if you have time to feel like shit, always moan and check your social media, then you have time to try some mediation, make a list of the things you want to change in your life.
In life what you want will never come easy, and if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. Practise the power of positive thinking, anytime a negative thought comes into your mind, replace it with a positive one.
People that start of their day with a positive mindset will have a much better day than someone who is all full of doom and gloom. Starting your day with writing out five things you are grateful for.
Stay off of social media first thing in the morning, stop wasting your time checking on Facebook it’s the same crap day in and day out. Focus on only looking at positive feeds and new things. Reading inspiring books can motivate you, so make sure you spend at least 30 minutes a day reading even listening to a motivational podcast.
Smiling spurs a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing certain hormones, including dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine increases feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress.
Faking a smile or a laugh works as well as the real thing as the brain doesn’t differentiate between real or fake as it interprets the positioning of the facial muscles in the same way.
One day it just clicks, you realise what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of young more about what you believe yourself. You realise how far you have come and you remember when you thought things were a mess that you would never recover.
And you smile. You smile because you are genuinely proud of yourself and the person you have fought to become.