Positivity may be difficult to define, but you recognize it when you see it. When you are around someone who is joyful and peaceful, you start to feel the same way. You are attracted to them regardless of how much money they have or any position or status they hold.
Maybe you want such qualities for yourself, but you think you weren’t born with them. They are still within your grasp if you train your mind.
Here are some tips for tapping into your inner positivity.
Suggestions for Developing Mindfulness:
Make it a habit to live in the present moment. Enjoy and appreciate whatever you are doing each moment of the day.
Your spiritual practice can be a great source of power and energy. Put aside time for quiet contemplation and reflection. Even sitting for a few minutes can help you to feel lighter and energized.
2. Let go of judgments.
Try to observe your thoughts with a neutral mind. Accept yourself and others for who you are, replacing blame with compassion.
3. Practice forgiveness.
Free yourself from the past. Say goodbye to disappointments and resentments so you can use today to make a new start.
4. Breathe deeply.
Your breath has a profound impact on your state of mind. Empower yourself by taking deep breaths from your abdomen instead of shallow breaths from your chest. Imagine bringing energy into your body each time you inhale and releasing stress each time you exhale.
5. Work out.
Exercise can calm your mind as it tones your body. Practice yoga, Qi Gong or Tai Chi or just pay attention to any move you make and the physical sensations that it creates.
6. Think positive.
Look for the bright side in each situation. Setbacks are temporary, and you can learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.
Suggestions for Staying Connected:
Giving creates joy and a sense of connection. When you develop strong ties and focus upon helping others, you wind up feeling happier yourself.
1. Listen closely.
Give others your full attention. Let them know that you are interested in what they have to say. Make eye contact and use verbal affirmations to show that you understand.
2. Express gratitude.
Count your blessings and thank others for their kindness. Describe how they have made a positive difference in your life.
3. Laugh and smile.
Just by looking friendly and cheerful, you may change the mood of an entire room. When you are feeling tense at work, think of something that makes you laugh. Wave to your neighbors and share a funny story with your barber.
4. Show affection.
Dare to let others know how much they mean to you without worrying that you will look silly or weak. Compliment a coworker and hug your friends.
5. Cultivate relationships.
Surround yourself with family and friends who make you feel energized and inspired. Share encouragement and practical assistance. Knowing that you have validation and support will help you to take more risks and celebrate more achievements.
6. Remember your purpose.
Even though you probably feel better when you focus on giving to others, it’s easy to slip back into old habits and become preoccupied with your own concerns. Think about your priorities and what you need to do to lead a meaningful life.
7. Be patient.
Changing the way in which you think and act takes time. Set small short-term goals that are within your reach, so you will have victories to inspire you. Plan for off days and how you will cope with whatever arises.
Bring more positive energy into your life. Living mindfully and staying connected will help you to enjoy great happiness and spread it around.
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