Life is not easy. We all have experienced ups and downs in this journey called life. Some may have had it easy. Probably because they come from well-off families. However, a huge chunk of people our here have earned it the hard way. For these people, former negative experiences influence their day-to-day decisions.
The human brain learns from painful memories and difficult situations. Why so? This is to prevent any future occurrences of the same.
This is not healthy though. Consistently focusing on negatives can hinder humans the ability to find positivity & live a fruitful life.
What is success?
Success is pretty much recognizing and going after opportunities as the bring themselves. This often needs the inner drive to take chances and handle difficult times appropriately. The more positive you are in life, the greater are your odds of finding long-lasting success and happiness.
Struggling to be positive in life? Below are some tips to point you in the positivity direction:
1) Rewire your Brain
Have you been focusing on negativity for years? All hope is NOT lost. It’s still possible to rewire your brain and focus on the positive. Don’t know where to start? Simple. Start paying more attention to the flow of your thoughts. It’s not easy, i know. The human brain can constantly focus on negative outcomes.
Just get started though. Realize that negative thinking ain’t gonna support you in achieving long-term success. Strive to achieve a balanced mind.
Next step? Rewire your brain to look for positive patterns. Instead of trying hard to look for negatives, train your brain to scan for the positives. One way is to look for 3 daily positive things. Think about three good things that happened to you today. Go ahead and reflect on those things.
Additionally, focus on the little achievements you have daily. Use ’em to motivate and empower yourself.
2) Move away from negative thoughts
If you’ve been drowning in negative thoughts, break free by moving away from them. Try to focus on positive thoughts instead. Anticipate more positive outcomes. Anxious? When you feel like you’re slipping into the loop of anxiety, redirect your thoughts to positive outcomes instead.
Practice the habit of being positive minded, and soon you will do it on autopilot!
3) Be nice to others
When we are nice to others, we boost our own happiness. Engage in acts of kindness and try to make others feel good. 🙂 Doing something nice to others can also break you out of negativity.
Use those positive emotions to channel your thinking into the positive side.
4) Focus on the Present
Forget the dark past you might have had. Instead, bring positivity into your everyday life.
How do i do this?
You can bring positivity into your life by being aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Recognise your emotions. What your body is sensing and what you are thinking about.Allow these sensations to happen without judging them.
Use this awareness to redirect your thoughts. To help redirect your thoughts, try writing down a list of questions you can ask yourself to bring positivity into your current situation:
- What can I feel grateful about right now?
- What can I do right now that’s fun or gives me joy?
- How can I demonstrate love or gratitude right now?
- What is something I can do to surprise someone or give someone else happiness right now?
Keep on practising these tips, and then apply them in your ventures. Be it business or life in general. Be consistent and you will see the magic happen!