We’ve all felt it.
Negativity approaching us as a dark black cloud that walks slowly in our room. This cloud appears anytime we are the victims of a disappointing circumstance or even when there actually isn’t anything there, but we’re already so full of pessimism that we just can’t help it.
The thing is, we’ve all had miserable days, but the thing we tend to overlook is that every moment we have a choice to deal with the challenges that life inflicts on us.
Life won’t always be pink skies and unicorns, and whenever we’re faced with some difficulty it’s up to us to pick a method to deal with it.
Will you let negativity trap you in its imaginary shell or would you rather surround your mind with positive, more constructive thoughts?
If you’re already in a place where you feel hopeless, here are some useful tips to increase your positive energy by staying in touch with your inner peace.
1. Learn to exist in the PRESENT MOMENT
One of the most important golden rules, in order to increase positivity, is to live and feel the charm of the present moment. What’s been and gone lives in the past and what’s bound to eventually happen lies in the future ahead.
No matter how much energy we waste to somehow change the negativity in your life, the outcomes won’t always be in our favor. We can’t undo something. The one thing that exists is NOW. That is why we need to focus on finding serenity only in the present moment.
2. Go after YOUR DREAMS
Let go of the stigma that holds you and go after your biggest desires. Become everything you’ve ever dreamed of becoming. This world is full of so many opportunities for us, we just need to make the first step! Untie yourself from the fear of the unknown and dive in the world of countless possibilities.
3. Maintain an OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK toward life
Learn to look at the brighter side of life. Of course, life is a balance between both negative and positive, but it’s your attitude towards it that counts the most.
As I said, there won’t always be pink skies ahead, but that doesn’t mean we should surrender to negativity. On the contrary, let that be your biggest motivation to always search for positivity in things.
4. Listen to MUSIC that makes you happy
Have you ever found that perfect band whose music touches your soul in an inexplicable manner? I refer to it as my soul band, my soul music. You feel like they lift you from the ground and take you to dimensions you’ve never experienced.
As cliché as it may sound, music is my drug. Sometimes it’s only thing that gets me through the day. And believe it or not, music, as every part of our surroundings, has a powerful impact on us all. Find the music that makes your soul sparkle, submerge in it and see what happens.
5. LET GO of the need to control everything
Everything is not up to you to control it. And it definitely shouldn’t be. Accept that things need to go a certain way and don’t insist on changing them forcefully. Learn the art of spontaneity and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
6. GET RID of toxic people
Another thing that will always get in the way of your positive line of thought is keeping toxic people inside your world. Most of the cases in which people decide to cling on to them rather than “shift-delete” them is fear. Fear of change. Fear of being alone.
Don’t you ever sacrifice your well-being for that! You deserve peace, and if that means nonchalantly erasing them from your world, don’t even bother to give it a second thought and just do it!
7. ACCEPT yourself (FLAWS and all)
There’s not a person in the world that’s flawless. And no matter how beautiful that idea seems, we’re not perfect and we’ll never be. But it’s those little imperfections that make us one of a kind.
Take the time and find yourself. Most importantly, accept and learn to love yourself. YOU are amazing! Don’t ever forget that.
8. FORGIVE yourself and everyone else
Learn to let go of every situation, every feeling that hurt you. Don’t beat yourself up for the things that once left you disappointed and forgive yourself.
But also forgive everyone else that once did you wrong. There’s no serenity in vengeance. It is only through forgiveness that you’ll achieve peace of mind and wholeness.
9. BE THANKFUL for all that you have
It’s a fact that no matter how much we have, people will always be greedy for even more. Sadly, it’s in our nature to often be unsatisfied when compared with someone else.
Take a moment out of your busy day and look all around you. There are so many beautiful things that life blessed us with. Embrace them properly and appreciate them. The rest is yet to come!
10. STOP sweating the small stuff
Don’t let daily trivialities get in the way of your happiness. These things are not worthy of giving them so much value.
See that you do your best to get out of that certain deadlock, but don’t let them affect you in the long run. After all, it’s the unpredictability of life that makes it colorful!
11. Practice MEDITATION
If you haven’t already indulged yourself in a soul exercise, now is your time to shine. Start your day with a little mediation. Take 30 minutes out of your day to calm your busy mind and listen to your inner voice.
Adopting this essential technique will not only influence your current state but also change your life for the better in the long run.
12. TREAT OTHERS how you want to be treated
Oldie, but goldie. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Be kind to people. Share a smile daily. Don’t rush into judging someone’s behavior, they may be going through a lot already.
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