While some may disagree, experts believe that we’re programmed to be more negative than positive. Our mind mostly thinks of negative things and often neglects positivity.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller
We’re not always pessimistic, but we’re programmed to concentrate more on the negatives. So, how do you ward off all these pessimistic thoughts and think more optimistically? What is the key to the positive thinking that some people are gifted with? What can you do to be positive? Read on to find out.
Ways to Become More Positive Today
1. Empower Positivity Over Negative Thoughts
It is very important for you to be able to let positive thoughts win over negative thoughts.
It’s natural to be negative. Most of us concentrate more on difficulties and less on the prize. This is a mistake that most of us make on a regular basis.
Having the right sort of motivation and focus to be positive is very important to be optimistic. Drag your thoughts toward optimism. Be conscious about it and give yourself something positive to think about.
On days when you naturally feel good about everything, it might be very easy to focus on optimism. However, the real challenge lies in letting your brain stay positive on ‘bad’ days, which for most of us are sadly a common occurrence.
Ultimately, the key to being positive is to consciously stop thinking of all the negative things and enforce positive thoughts in your mind.
2. Socialize With Positive People
Positivity breeds positivity. As odd as it may sound, other humans are the number one cause of negativity. You need to distance yourself from negative people who can spew venom in your life. This includes your romantic relationships.
A lot of us are in toxic relationships that can ruin our day and make us feel negative and depressed. Many of us do not even realize how bad the situation can be until it worsens.
If your relationship makes you feel unhappy and worried, then sit down and think about whether you really want to be in it. It’s better to be single than to be with someone who makes you feel depressed.
Other than this, make friends who push you to be happy. Humans are social animals. You can’t stay locked in a room and not talk to people forever, even if you want to.
You should join groups and take part in activities to mingle with other people. This can be a difficult job for some people, especially those who are introverts, but once you try, you’ll succeed.
3. Think Differently
Many people believe that yoga can help you feel better. It lets you meditate and connect with your soul. As a result, you feel happier and lighter. Similarly, many believe that essential oils can also make you feel happier and more positive.
Oils like lavender, for example, soothe the mind and can help you relax. However, the effects are usually temporary. It’s more important to be willing to be positive if you want long-term results.
4. Keep Yourself Distracted
Negative thoughts typically occur when your mind is free. This is why it’s important that you keep yourself busy with something so that your mind does not get a chance to wander around. This reduces the chance of negativity.
Most negative thoughts also come at night, when you get in bed to sleep. A simple way to avoid this is to have a pre-bed routine. You can read a book or watch a movie and go to sleep once you’re too tired to think of anything else.
5. Do What Makes You Happy
Sometimes we worry about things because we have nothing to be happy about. The solution lies in concentrating on what makes you happy and doing more of that. It can be anything from eating out to watching a movie.
Take some time out for yourself and enjoy what you do. You will see a difference in a few weeks. Remember that positivity always comes from the inside so look for it within you.