Your experience of life will be dictated, in large part, by your mindset. If that’s negative and critical and so forth, then you’ll find that it’s difficult to really enjoy life to the fullest. In fact, it could be impossible. On the other hand, if you’re positive and optimistic, then everything will be much smoother. Good energy usually breeds more good energy, too, so if you have a positive mindset, then you’ll usually find that other good things come your way.
So if you’d like to have a dose of positive energy, what should you do? We’ll take a look at some of the most effective methods below.
Set Yourself a Challenge
Even people who are generally positive can become a little less so if they get stuck in a rut. That sometimes happens, even to the best of us! There are plenty of ways to bust out of a rut, including setting yourself a challenge. It’s all about taking your mind to a place that it’s never been before. It’s best to pick something that sounds uncomfortable to you. For instance, what about taking a cold shower for 100 days in a row? That’s something that has been shown to really give people a boost.
Learn Something New
Another option is to learn something new, like picking up a hobby. There are plenty of things that bring joy to people’s lives, but often, you have to learn how to do those things first. There’s no shortage of things that you can learn! You could take dance lessons, or learn how to play the guitar or piano, or pick up a second language. These types of things work to inject positivity into our lives because, first, we’re pushing ourselves in a new direction, and second, because most of these things are inherently fun and enjoyable!
Affirmations can get a bit of a bad reputation among the general public, but it’s worth giving them a go. They’re surprisingly well-supported by research. That is to say, they work! It doesn’t really matter what affirmations you make part of your life. You don’t need to overthink it. Just make a habit of telling yourself them on a daily basis. In the process, you’ll slowly be changing your mind so that it becomes more positive, loving, open, whatever it is that you’ve been saying as part of your affirmations!
Surround Yourself With Good People
They say that you’re the average of the five people that you spend the most time with. If you’re always hanging out with people who are negative, then in all likelihood, you’ll be on your way toward becoming negative yourself. This will be even worse if they actively put you down, too. The solution? Upgrade your connections. Try putting yourself in scenarios where you’re more likely to come across people with a positive mindset and see where it takes you. You might be surprised at how far you can go just by making a few connections with other people.
21 Day Self-Love Challenge
This is for you because you are ready to target the most basic but effective elements of self-care. It is a great way to be motivated for consistency and see the amazing benefits that putting the effort into yourself has to offer.