Wednesday, May 26, 2010

11 Ways to be More Positive

Hello Starlight!
Positivity is a BIG deal in my life. It is something that I am constantly striving for and searching for. I attack my problems with positivity and resolve my mistakes with a positive attitude. 
I wanted to share my top 11 ways to be more positive!! I would also love to hear what you do to stay positive!

  Spend some time taking stock of all the influences in your life. This includes friends, family, television shows, magazines, blogs, etc. Think about which aspects of your life motivate you and push you to live positively for yourself. Think about those aspects which pull you down and drain you of your positive energy. Spend less time around the negative influences and more time around the positive!

  Set aside more time for yourself where you can be alone. Sometimes it is easy to become depressed and grumpy when you give all of your energy to others. Having scheduled "you" time will guarantee that you  will be able to pamper yourself and participate in your favorite hobbies.

  Try changing your perspective about situations. Sometimes that is all it takes to turn a crummy day around. I try very hard to find something positive that will come out of the crappy things that daily life deals us. It doesn't always happen naturally, but it gets easier when you push yourself to see the good in life.

  Have friends and family in your life who can cheer you up and encourage you to be positive when you fall down. It's inevitable that you will have a bad day, stress attack, or an emotional melt down in the future. It happens. The difference between you and a negative person is that you have the courage to get back up and keep going. We all need to be reminded that life really can be amazing if we take the time to see things positively.

  Fill your space with reminders of how wonderful your life is. Write your favorite encouraging quotes on colorful post-its and paste them around your home.

  Write letters and cards to your close friends and family with positive wishes and joyful greetings! Spreading positivity helps you feel positive in general!

  Encourage the people in your life who take on pessimistic attitudes to be more positive. If those people are not willing to hear you out, limit your time around them. Negativity is very draining and you can only be around it for so long before it takes over.

  Get excited about the little things that make you happy!

  If you are feeling down and depressed, own your feelings. Don't deny that you are grumpy. Accept that you aren't feeling 100% and give yourself time to just be.

  De-clutter your life! Get rid of things that you don't love, things that you never use, and things that aren't sentimental to you. Clutter can weigh you down and fill your life with unnecessary negative energy ! Make room for new things that you adore!

  Channel your inner child every so often. Do things that the child within you would love! Blow bubbles, ride the merry-go-round, drink chocolate milk, play hop scotch, color, take photos of random objects, play dress-up, etc.

"Surround yourself with positive people and situations, and avoid negativity" -Doreen Virtue

Wishing you a day filled with sunshine =D

17 Quirky Comments:

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

It's sweet of you to post this. Many will say "it's just what I needed today" :) *including meh*

cait said...

Thanks for posting this today! I really, really need to work on staying positive and your posts always motivate me to keep smiling everyday.
Love cait

Leah said...

I love the last quote... I do that all the time. And your list is so true. I too am such a positive person. Have a happy Wednesday Jacque! xoxo

Lindsay said...

Loved this!!! Positivity all around!! Hope you have a magical day!

Aury said...

Happy Wednesday!!!! This makes me soo happy!!! YAY for positivity and channelling your inner child!!!!

xoxotara said...

I think one of the best things (for me) to do is to be thankful. You can always dwell on what's wrong and crappy, but it's much more effective to remember what's right and awesome! I try to take note of these things, so I don't forget them. <3

spankey said...

Love this list!! I blog three happy/positive thoughts a day - an excersize that I started a few months ago to fight the negativity I was neck deep in!

*Peonies and lilies* said...

Great tips, thanks for sharing. Will definitely be trying some of them out next time I'm feeling down x

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Kim said...

Lovely tips and just what I needed this week. Thanks! xx

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Thank you for this post! I found your website through Kind Over Matter, and it is a happy discovery!

Erica said...

What a lovely post! You have an elated new follower... keep up the fab inspiration. xo

Tetra said...

That's exactly what i needed right now

Thank you

Cheers from Mexico !

RainbowGummyBear said...

You have such a beautiful way at looking at life!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for that it really helped have a wonderful evening :)

hello foolishness ♥ said...

really need to take this advice! ♥

Anila Mathew said...

Thanks a lot..It really recharged me

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