Having a tough time staying positive? Looking for some motivation to get your life back on track and regain your happiness? Have you hit a funk you just can’t seem to fight your way out of? No worries – you’ve come to the right place.
We are all searching for something. Each of us are looking for little pieces of inspiration to inspire our drive; to motivate us to keep going when our lives hit rock bottom. Fortunately, there are simple habits you can adopt today that can help.
Looking to love yourself once more? Hoping to find whatever happiness you’ve lost?
Don’t let your inner-critic or toxic circle prevent you from being you. Feel like yourself again with these 6 simple tips!
1) Try to be on time or early as much as possible.
I know what you’re thinking – “I can’t even wake up on time, let alone be early for a meet-up with friends!” No worries. You aren’t alone in this. We all have our days. Making it to work on time after a poor night’s sleep and a headache you can’t seem to shake isn’t easy. Getting to a meeting you aren’t excited about can be just as tough.
Here’s what you can do: start small. Instead of hitting that snooze button 10 times, hit it 8 times, instead. Put that 10 a.m. meeting in your calendar for 9:45. And most importantly, give yourself a chance. Once you’ve mastered this tip, you’ll feel less stressed and far more at ease.
2) Think rationally, but allow for spontaneity.
Thinking rationally is a skill worth pursuing. And yet, some of us tend to overthink. Instead of allowing the spontaneity our life requires, we rationalize everything to the point of self-destruction. Feeling prepared and knowing how to handle the path before you is necessary. But remember – a little of the unexpected can be more enlightening than you think.
So, how can you implement this tip? Start thinking in moments. Quit thinking 10 steps in front of you all the time. Let yourself think 5 steps out, instead. This won’t be easy, especially for those you who are planners and go-getters. But just try. Give yourself the freedom you deserve to live a little bit. It will be worth it.
3) Get up early and breathe.
This is for those of you who can’t find personal time throughout the day. Do you only have time once a week or a month for this? That’s fine. Either way, here’s what you should do:
- Grab a cup of coffee or tea and watch the sunrise.
- Ignore the temptations of technology and just breathe. Journal, if you like.
We all lead busy lives. We give so much of ourselves to others – our jobs, families, friends, clients, and even strangers. But we can only handle so much. Getting up early helps you become more in-tune with yourself. It helps you breathe and better prepare yourself for the upcoming day.
Start small with this. If you can’t do this once a week, that’s just fine. Just know that even a small attempt will make you feel more positive and will optimize your life for the better.
4) Take advantage of lazy days.
Your schedule may be busy and chock-full of appointments, meetings, and events. But eventually, you will hit a wall if you continue full-force. At some point, you will reach a level of exertion you didn’t know was possible. Why? Because you didn’t let yourself slow down.
Learn to take advantage of lazy days. They may be few and far between. It might take some prompting for the rest of your family to be on-board with the concept. But trust me – it’s worth it. After all, the weekend was created for a reason!
5) Let go of the people in your life who bring you down.
There is so much good this life offers. Don’t let people with unsettling mindsets and toxic perspectives ruin it. These people are only preventing you from accomplishing your goals. And, more importantly, they are stopping you from loving yourself.
You don’t deserve this type of treatment. None of us do. Let go everyone who brings you down and diminishes your self-love. You are worth more than they are telling you.
6) Don’t let the opinions of others run your life.
There will always be critics. Somewhere out there is a soul looking to rock your life in the worst way possible. But their opinions don’t matter as much as you think. Don’t let those demeaning opinions ruin you. Remember: this is your life. This is your moment and time to shine. Be your best self and focus on the positive energy you can bring to the world.
Positive Energy: You Deserve It
Finding positivity in a world full of pessimism isn’t easy. But folks, for your own benefit, search for it. Find a way to bring as much light into your life as you possibly can. The less you allow those dark clouds room to grow, the better you’ll feel. And, in the end, the happier you’ll become.
There are plenty of ways you can bring more positive energy into your life. This article touches on 6 helpful ways you can do just that. Become your best self once again. And remember that ultimately, that positivity you crave is not so far away.