I don’t have to know you to know that there is at least a small chance that you along with many others aren’t necessarily perpetually positive people. Life has it’s way of throwing curveballs and bringing unwanted ups & downs and most if not all of us, myself included don’t always respond in a “peppy all things are rosey and dandy” attitude. If you are anything like this here are 3 ways you can be a more positive person.
1. Write down & say out loud 1 thing you are thankful for every morning and evening. Let’s face it, even in the middle of really terrible times WE ALWAYS have something that we can look at and say we are thankful for. Even at the very least, you are breathing and not buried 6 feet under, at least be thankful you are alive!
2. Have a goal you are working toward. When present circumstances are nothing to really get excited about the ability to take your focus and place it on the future is a skill that when learned makes the current dilemma much more manageable. For example, let’s say you have a goal of saving for a new car. Bra use of that goal you are on a bare bones budget working two jobs. Being able to look forward to your new car can lessen the blow of not being able to purchase something smaller and more insignificant right now.
3. Remove your vampires. You might refer to these people as a “Debbie Downer” or a “Negative Nancy”. I call them vampires. People that without fail every time they are around you suck the life out of you. They do this by always leading conversation to negative headlines or unfortunate events. They do it by gossiping out co-workers, bosses, family, or even other friends. Bottom line is that they spew negativity all over you when you are with them, they suck the life out of you.
Remove these people from your life, and if they ask, tell them exactly why.
Try applying just one of these to your life and watch as you become a more positive person with a more positive outlook on life. Which one of these 3 things do you think you will try first? Let me know in a comment!