One thing that has always been so important to me in my life is having a positive mindset. Last year, I found myself lacking positivity. It could have been a multitude of things that caused me to lose some of my positivity. I was going through a couple of hard things in my life & I was letting the negativity consume me. After some soul searching, I was able to pull myself out of that state of mind & I came out of it with a much more positive mindset. There were a couple of things that I needed to do in order to re-set my mindset & become more positive. I’m so excited to share them with you. Keep reading to learn how to have a positive mindset.
Positive Mindset Tip #1: Reflect on your environment & the people around you
If there is a person that makes you feel terrible after you spend time with them or text them, then you need to cut that person out of your life. I know what you might be thinking “But, I met this person years ago & I’ve known them for so long!” Just because someone has been in your life for a long time does not mean he or she should be in your life. What if you met someone who was a positive, lovely energy in your life? Time doesn’t mean anything if the person is a terrible person. Cut them out of your life if they make you feel bad. Just do it – you will feel so much better.
Positive Mindset Tip #2: Exercise is your best friend
Try exercising 3x a week. Then if possible, increase the amount of times you exercise to 5x. When I was going through a break up last year, I always felt better after exercising. Also, make sure you try different types of exercise. If you have tried running & it isn’t making you happy, then try weight lifting or swimming. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy.
Positive Mindset Tip #3: Write down any negative thoughts that you have been having & write down the positive version of the thought
When I had a negative mindset last year, I caught myself having some negative thoughts. Once I wrote them down & really took some time to reflect on what I was thinking, I realized how the thoughts were not true & dumb. Sometimes you need to just write it down or say it out loud to realize that is completely not true. If you want to take an extra step, I recommend writing the positive version of that thought. For example, if you are lonely & keep thinking about how you are never going to be in a relationship. Write down that thought & cross it out. Below it, write the opposite thought: “When the right person comes along, I am going to be in an amazing, positive relationship.”
Positive Mindset Tip #4: Find a resource that makes you feel positive & return to that resource when feeling negative
This might be an obvious one, but it’s an important one. What makes you feel instantly better after you read or listen to it? It might be a song, blog, book or podcast. If you are having a bad day or you feel yourself losing motivation or happiness, then I recommend having a “bad day” plan with a list of the things that you read or listen to that make you happy. If I feel myself feeling like I’m stuck in a rut, then I have a list of things that I need to read/listen to in order to get out of this rut. I will be listing these resources in my upcoming email to my email list so if you are interested definitely subscribe! (yes shameless plug hehe)
Positive Mindset Tip #5: Allow yourself to not be okay
It’s okay to feel not okay. Allow yourself to feel the emotions. If you bottle it up, it’s not healthy. I like to give myself a certain allocated time to be upset & let the emotions out. Once I allow myself to really feel what I’ve been feeling, then I was able to work towards being more positive.
What are your tips on how to have a positive mindset? Let us know in the comments below!