Maintaining positivity doesn’t come automatically. You must be intentional if you’re going to overcome the brain’s tendency to focus on threats and negativity.
Here are seven tips on how you can stay positive:
1. Be comfortable with yourself.
Rejecting yourself is the number one happiness killer. Being comfortable with yourself means feeling OK with who you are and the way you look, and not comparing yourself to others.
2. Always be grateful.
You will never be positive about life if you keep looking outside and wish you have what others have. It may look good from far, but the grass may not always be greener on the other side. If you appreciate what you have, and acknowledge that everyone is different, you will experience joy and happiness in everyday life.
3. Learn to laugh at yourself.
Being able to laugh at yourself is a sign of resiliency and mental toughness. It’s one thing to find humor in particular situations; it’s another to be reflective and self-aware enough to laugh at oneself.
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4. Turn failures into lessons.
Failure is part of life. We don’t often acknowledge it, but failure is also a fundamental element of our success if we can discover the countless learning opportunities within every failure. Don’t be afraid to attempt new things; after all, you never fail, you learn.
5. Hang out with positive people.
If you choose to surround yourself with others who are positive, optimistic, and supportive, you will find yourself uplifted and motivated to move towards the success you deserve.
6. Learn when to say “NO.”
The ability to communicate ‘no’ reflects that you are in the driver’s seat of your life. You know exactly where your boundaries end and where others begin. It gives you a sense of empowerment.
7. Let go and forgive.
Holding grudges can make you ill; it causes dis-ease of the mind, which can then breed physical diseases as a result. The act of letting go and forgiveness is releasing the toxicity that is eating you up internally. It may be the single most potent remedy to get you back on your feet and move forward.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Apostle Paul
Spread positivity, not the virus.
Fred Tokè aka Dr. Tokèmon
A picture with good friends, Isaac Lutz and Cody Dixon
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article was reposted with permission from the author.