Here are 3 habits that can help you to increase the positivity in your life.
1. Pause and look around yourself.
A simple first step is to be more ”present” during your day.
Take time out to pause away from your car, your office or social media
And ask yourself these 2 questions:
Who are 3 people I can be positive about today in my life and why?
What can I be positive about today in my life and why?
If you don’t come up with 3 things each day for each question then that is OK. One thing or even 1 person is great too.
2. Express your positivity
Don’t stop at just coming up with people or things for whom you are grateful to have in your life.
Take a few seconds to tell the person about the compliment. This will make their lives happier. And as their faces light up with a smile you’ll feel happier too.
A positive compliment which is genuine could be just be a small sentence. But it can have a big impact on someone’s day, week or even life sometimes.
So be sure to make the small effort to express it.
3. Don’t forget about yourself.
It is not only things that are important. YOU are important and valuable too so talk to yourself as is you were talking to someone you love.
Ask yourself: What are 3 things I can be positive about myself?
It could be that you were a good friend during a crisis last week. It could be that you finally got done with that boring or difficult task you had been procrastinating on.
Your attitude to positivity does not have to be all about achievements. You can simply re-frame your negatives.
Or the help you give your friends and family by being a good active listener from time to time.
And looking on the bright side doesn’t have to be about big things either.
It could simply be about the fact that you HAVE sorted out files, cleaned your car, cooked a delicious meal for yourself or someone you love.
As the saying goes “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”