Being positive is more than a Pollyanna attitude.
Positivity not only helps you to navigate life’s challenges with resilience, but it may also increase your energy levels and boost your immune system by decreasing the negative effects of stress on body and mind.
Let’s look at some ways that staying upbeat can help us through difficult times:
#1 Enjoying being grateful
There is a saying that there are three things in life you should be grateful for:
love, laughter and time.
And yet when we find ourselves on the verge of tears or stressing out about something relatively insignificant it’s easy to forget just how much good can come from these simple moments.
We often take them for granted until they begin to slip through our fingers with no regrets left behind…or at least not too many anyway!
A daily gratitude practice can help shift your thinking from what’s going wrong in life to finding the things that are working out.
Every day, try writing down three simple things you’re grateful for and focus on any opportunities or comforts you have as well – no matter how small they may seem.
There’s a long-standing belief in the power of emotions, and how they can be contagious.
Studies show that we are more likely to turn negative when surrounded by negativity for too long, but it is easier to stay positive if we surround ourselves with positivity.
It’s not always easy to know how best to support the people we love. We want them to be happy, but sometimes our efforts end up being hurtful or even toxic in their own right.
In many cases it might just boil down into a matter of respecting boundaries and learning when you can offer help while knowing your limits as well as theirs too.
People are always criticizing themselves, and women in particular have a tendency to do this.
The messages we hear about our appearance all the time can affect us over time- it’s not good for your self esteem!
Being kinder to yourself is so important by embracing who you are instead of what others say about how they see you or perceive things that happen with them.
Ever notice how the tone of your voice can affect you?
You may not think that it does, but saying things in a certain way and with different vocal inflections will change our feelings about them.
This is why affirmations are so powerful for people who want to adopt new habits or get through difficult times—the words alone have an effect on what we feel!
Making an affirmation is a great way to start your day and choose the right words can be difficult so check out this post.
Do you ever think about what you are going say when someone snaps at you?
You want it to come from deep in your heart, but sometimes we have trouble thinking of something positive without having anxiety or fear creep up on us.
That’s where affirmations comes in!
An affirmation starts with “I am confident.” This might sound too simple for some people; however, as long as they’re used correctly then they will become more powerful over time–even if that power doesn’t seem very strong now.
Whenever we feel insecure about ourselves and need reassurance we repeat: “Every single morning my body does amazing things.”