5 ways to become a more positive person!

1. FIND THE POSITIVE IN A NEGATIVE SITUATION

We are constantly surrounded by negativity. Whether it’s a lazy coworker whose work you need to clean up or a sickness in your family, find one positive in the situation, no matter how bad your personal situation is. Positive thinking will not only allow you to be happy in life, but will give you the strength you need to endure those tough times. Sometimes, asking questions will make positive thinking easier:

What is a positive learning experience I could take away from this negative situation?

Is there an opportunity for growth or development in this negative situation?

2. EXERCISE REGULARLY

It is incredible what exercise does for your mind and body. Physical activity helps increase the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, endorphins. This helps reduce stress and help your overall well-being. Exercise controls weight, combats disease, improves mood, and boosts energy.

There have been multiple times where I go to the gym in a bad mood. When I’m walking out of the doors after my lift, I always say how glad I am that I went because I’m in such a better mood. (Jacob can vouch for this one.)

3. LEARN TO TAKE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK + TURN IT INTO HEALTHY CRITICISM

If you get negative feedback or an answer that is opposite of what you want to hear, don’t reply right away. Sleep on it. This is my best advice, and one that I need to constantly remind myself. After you’ve slept on it, reflect on what the person said, and how you can positively respond. If it has to do with something you did incorrectly, take it as a learning experience and move on.

A good example of this would be getting a declination email stating that you did not get the job that you applied for. Take it as a learning experience. Now, you got one more job interview under your belt, and you’re more comfortable with interviewing than you were before. Maybe you know where you could improve in that interview process. Always take the positives away and move on!

As Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

4. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

This may be the easiest and quickest way to become more positive. Be grateful that you have a loving partner, successful career, healthy family, etc. All of these will instantly turn your thought process around to be more positive. Counting your blessings will make you realize how luck you truly are.

Whenever I am down about a certain subject, I think how lucky I am to have a caring husband. Lots of people don’t have a husband as kind, loving, and faithful as mine. And that will always be something I am completely and genuinely grateful for. I promise, thinking about this will completely change your perspective.

5. SMILE

Finally, smile!!! Smiling is a simple way to “trick” your body into being in a better mood. According to Dr. Gupta, a neurologist, smiling spurs a chemical reaction in your brain, which then secretes dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine increases our feeling of happiness. It’s been shown that low levels of dopamine and serotonin are associated with depression and anxiety. In other words, smiling can trick your brain into thinking you’re happy, which then creates the actual emotion of happiness. Smiling can absolutely change the way that you think and feel!

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2 comments

  1. Nice post here Friend. Another important way to become more positive is to obey the Lord, have faith in him, and trust that he has everything under control. God works to make sure that those who obey him have a good life. Even the hard situations are made to mold them into who they are meant to be. God is active, he has dominion over all things, and he does not ever let those who obey him and have faith in him walk alone. He also has a lot of promises that he has made to them.

    God says in Isaiah 41:10
    «Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
    Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you.
    I will hold you up with my victorious right hand»

    The bible says in Philippians 4:6
    «Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God».

    If we believe in God, we can be happy and not have to worry, God has it under control. If you do not yet have a relationship with God, I would strongly suggest that you begin one. May God’s blessings be with you, Amen. ❤ ❤

    If you want to know about God in more detail, you can find further information here https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/a-few-things-that-i-have-learned-about-god/ And Here https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/

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