5 Ways to Be More Positive

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Have a routine – not necessarily for every single thing you do in your life – small changes can make a big difference. For example, I hate mornings. I can never get up on time and I’m always late for work which means a morning of stress and running around, as well as no time for breakfast. In order to make this a bit easier, I now get out my clothes for the following day each evening before I go to bed and have a stock of porridge oats in my desk drawer. No more mornings spent aimlessly searching through my clothes, ending up with a floordrobe, and no time for breakfast? That’s fine, I can have it when I get to work.

Set yourself realistic goals and pro-actively try to reach them. Give yourself something to aim for and think about ways of getting there. My main goal for 2016 is to reach 1000 followers on Twitter and 6000 page views by 23rd December – a year since I started the blog. I can’t expect that to happen when I sit on my butt and don’t blog or promote my posts for weeks – you have to want it and pro-actively seek results. Some will read that and laugh their heads off. 6000 page views in a year? Some get that in a day. And that’s fine, I’m new to blogging and haven’t quite found my feet yet.

Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle – Jon Acuff

 

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Get yourself a hobby. This is a great way of having a bit of you time and doing something that you enjoy as well as meeting like-minded people. For me, this came from blogging and I find that blogging in general makes me more positive purely because I love it. Find something that you love and stick with it.

Kindness. It’s so simple. How can you be negative if you’re being kind to people? I’m not saying that you should jump on every person you see in excitement and thank them for their existence, just smile at a stranger or tell the Starbucks barista that you hope they have a good day. Chances are they’ve been standing there for hours serving coffee to grumpy, rude or in-a-rush customers and you have the power to brighten their day even slightly. If you can, why wouldn’t you? As well as this, be kind to yourself. We are taught to be kind to others but not ourselves and this is really important. Treat yourself once in a while.

Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness – Katherine Henson

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Get rid of negative influences. That one friend who only comes to you when something goes wrong and is all drama? Say goodbye. That boy who cheated on you and made you cry yourself to sleep for weeks? Cut all ties. That job that makes you feel sick to your stomach and dread going every morning? Leave. Life is too short.

 

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8 Comments

  1. February 17, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Great tips! Especially the last one. Cutting out the negative influences will almost instantly make you feel better 🙂

  2. February 18, 2016 / 10:34 am

    This is definitely a mantra I’ve been living by since last year and honestly my life has turned around. I’m doing what makes me happy and it’s made such a difference. Great tips, would recommend them to all

    Rosie at Damzel In This Dress

  3. February 18, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Loved this post! 🙂 These things definitely help me too to be more positive & I can especially relate to finding a hobby. I feel like ever since I’ve started blogging I’ve become a lot more positive just because I’m doing something I love & makes me happy x

    Sara / aboutlittlethiings.blogspot.com

  4. February 18, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    I definitely need to take some of these on board, as soon as I’m a bit tired I turn into a bit of a negative Nelly which isn’t good. I am in a pretty god routine, but I need to work on setting more realistic goals – my goals are more like pipe dreams right now which means I never get the sense of achievement!

    Lilies and Lipbalm
    xx

    • February 18, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      I can be like that too – I’m a bit of a nightmare when I’m tired and it can be hard to be positive. I do find that having goals really helps and provides a real sense of achievement when you reach them. It can be very frustrating when you don’t, so I try to make my goals realistic, taking small steps, and try to not compare my blog to others xxx

  5. February 23, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Such great tips! I always try and be a bit more positive about things, so these will come in handy, i have no routine whatsoever so this might help a bit… Also getting rid of negative influences would more than definitley make me feel so much more positive!
    kirsty x
    https://xoxokiki2.wordpress.com/

  6. Own it
    June 13, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Nice, thanks for the great tips.

  7. January 11, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I love these tips! The one about kindness is brilliant, the smallest of things can really make a difference and we need more kindness in the world!
    Nice blog by the way! ☺x

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