We often think of positive energy as something that is not tangible. You can’t touch it or see it, but you know when you’re in the presence of it because your mood changes for the better. The same goes for negative energy – we feel it immediately and then try to get away from its influence. Negative energy is what gives us headaches, makes us stressed out, and sometimes even sick. They are also known as “energy vampires.”
Tips to Be Positive
The most important thing in life is to be happy and positive. Everyone knows it but doesn’t necessarily follow it. It is hard to stay positive throughout the day when you are constantly surrounded by negative people and situations. If you’re feeling down or negative, here are 11 ways to keep a positive attitude throughout the day.
Make Time for Yourself
First, take a look at your schedule and make sure it is balanced. Make time for yourself and prioritize relaxation days or weekends where you don’t have any work or activities planned. This will allow your mind and body to relax making it easier to remain in a good mood all week long.
Spend Time with Friends
Second, spend some quality time with friends! Getting together with those close to us helps us feel loved which makes our minds happy as well as helping our bodies release endorphins giving off additional positivity.
Thirdly, be kind no matter if others are being nice back towards you or not. The feeling of putting others before yourself is a great way to give off positive energy and will make you feel good about yourself in the process.
Fourth, exercise regularly even if it’s simply taking a walk around your neighborhood or going for a jog at the local track. Exercise releases endorphins that promote positivity while also relieving stress making it easier to remain happy throughout our busy days.
Avoid Negative Energy
No one likes being around negative people because they never have anything nice to say which doesn’t help you when you are trying to maintain your own happiness levels. Avoiding these types of individuals may be hard but can improve your overall mood so consider altering your location during certain times of day where they normally
Set Realistic Expectations
Fifth, set realistic expectations for yourself and others around you. Everyone has those days where they just aren’t feeling it but it’s important to remember that everyone has bad or off days sometimes so don’t be too hard on yourself when you’re not at your best. It is also important to give those around us the benefit of the doubt as well because no one is perfect either which allows you to experience more positivity throughout your daily lives.
Start Praising People Around You
Sixth, start praising people around you. It is easy to notice bad behavior in others but when you focus on the good things that people do it helps everyone feel more positive and encourages a better environment for everyone involved. This can be especially true in children as they tend to emulate what adults say so start by praising those close to you who deserve recognition.
Practice Good Posture and Body Language
Seventh, practice good posture and body language. How you carry yourself is important as it impacts the way others see you which can make them feel more comfortable around or on edge if your negative energy reflects poorly towards those who are unfortunate enough to pass by. Even something as small as keeping your shoulders back and head high makes a big difference in projecting positivity throughout the day.
Practice Faith and Gratitude
Everyone has those days where they feel like nothing is going right or that their requests aren’t being answered but it’s important to remember that there are always bigger things at stake such as the well-being of individuals around them who depend on them. Sometimes you just need a little bit more patience during these difficult times which can help improve your overall mood while also helping others in the process.
Learn To Smile
Ninth, learn to smile. Smiling is a simple way you can make yourself and others feel happier and there are plenty of resources online that teach you how to do it which makes improving your mood easier than ever. Try practicing in the mirror every day or even turning on some happy music while you work at home or relax during your break time for an instant boost throughout your entire day.
Get Good Sleep
Tenth, take care of yourself by eating right and getting better sleep. Everyone knows those days where they don’t get quite as much sleep as they would like but this impacts the overall happiness levels so try going to bed earlier if possible or taking naps when needed instead of pushing through the fatigue which only leads everyone towards more negative feelings.
Take some time out for yourself throughout the day and do something simple such as taking deep breaths and meditating by focusing on certain parts of your body one at a time until you feel relaxed again. This will allow everyone involved to remain positive even if negative energy has been present before this time of relaxation.
A Word From Mantra Care
Your mental health — your psychological, emotional, and social well-being — has an impact on every aspect of your life. Positive mental health essentially allows you to effectively deal with life’s everyday challenges.
At Mantra Care, we have a team of therapists who provide affordable online therapy to assist you with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship, OCD, LGBTQ, and PTSD. You can take our mental health test. You can also book a free therapy or download our free Android or iOS app.