Sometimes our best effort to motivate others results in resistance to change and misdirected resentment. Leaders are well aware of this phenomenon and often anticipate it. — Teyhou Smyth Ph.D., LMFT
Life is too short to fill it up with adversity and negativity. As such, everyone is reminded to start choosing a life that is full of happiness and positivity. You need to give yourself a chance to experience all the best things that life has to offer, and an excellent way of making this happen is to live a positive life. In this article, we are going to share the top five practical tips on how you can reach this goal. Make sure to remember the list:
Find time to express gratitude for all the good things that you have in your life. Make it a habit of appreciating all the circumstances, situations, people and events that paint a smile in your face. Gratitude can undoubtedly improve your daily mood. All you have to do is to recognize every blessing that comes your way. Let the ones you love know how much you value their presence in your life.
They don’t sit idly by listening to talk show hosts condemn society. They get off their ass and take action, the smallest unit of action necessary, to change a smidgen of the world. —Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.
Stop doing the things that make you feel down and sad. Instead, look for an inspiration that will motivate you to make better choices. Find the things that you can be passionate about and invest your time and efforts in doing them. Do more of what you love so that you can experience pure bliss as well as gratification. Remember that having passion in what you do can turn your life around into something better.
Do not be afraid to take risks in life. Never let someone hold you back from doing something that you have always wanted to do since you were young. Now is the time to take calculated risks and explore what is going to happen after. Do not feel bad if your plans fail because some better options and chances will magically appear in your life at the right time. Keep on taking risks because that is the only way that you can say you have truly lived.
Surround yourself with positive people who want the best things for you. Make yourself available and open for new friendships and relationships. However, it is imperative on your part to choose whom to make friends with. Keep in mind that the people in your life can have influence on the way you act and talk. As such, it is crucial to avoid those who can bring you down because of their bad influence. Instead, take your time in screening people before you decide if you want them to be a part of your life. Learn to say “no” to those who do not deserve your time.
Consider relying on your ability to resolve a problem in the moment, in the event something actually goes wrong, or rely on your ability to sit with the discomfort of a pesky task when it occurs, knowing it won’t last forever. — Sarah Farris, LCPC
A positive life is a happy life, which is why it is imperative on your part to keep on aspiring for positivity. Do not let negativity prevent you from being genuinely happy with your life. Take note that it is up to you on how to use your day to enjoy your life and to change those around you. Be sure to start making the right choices.