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Positivity And Optimism

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Life isn’t always simple, it can be easy to get trapped in a cycle of negativity. One negative thought breeds another, before you know it you’re feeling overwhelmed with them all. If this sounds like you, then you might be looking for ways to encourage more positive thoughts and be more optimistic about life.

Studies have shown that positive thinking is a huge factor in success. Not only can it make us feel better, it can help us travel life’s journey more efficiently, allowing us to reap rewards along the way. Here are some tips on how to achieve a more positive outlook.

Appreciate things

From your family to a sunny day, there is always something in life that can be appreciated. Count your blessings, thought’s of the good stuff you have in your life will banish any negativity you may be feeling.

Don’t compare yourself to others

No matter how happy or successful you are in all areas of your life, there will always be someone who seems to have it better. What does someone else’s good fortune matter when you have your own life to be getting on with? Comparing yourself to others will just bring you and your self-confidence down. Besides, there may be other aspects of that person’s life that you don’t know about – it may not be as rosy as you think.

Look on the bright side

Most situations have a good side and a bad side. The trick to being optimistic is looking for the bright side in everything. For example, you may not have got the job you went for but you’ll have gained valuable experience that will help you succeed next time. We can’t always choose what happens to us but we can decide how we react to events.

Be here and now

Positivity And OptimismYou may have things from your past that you regret and want to put right, you might be worrying about the future? In concentrating on these things you’re missing out on all the good things that can be enjoyed here and now.

Don’t worry about things you can’t change

Most people spend too much time worrying about things that are beyond their control. The weather, other people’s relationships and relatives travelling safely are all things you might get concerned about. These are all normal thought’s we all have but we have no control over.

Avoid negativity

Some people see the negative in everything and are only happy when they’re complaining about something. This attitude catches and can easily bring you down. Wherever possible, avoid spending too much time with people you know will leave you feeling bored, unhappy or just a bit ‘meh’.

Surround yourself with happy people

On the other hand, laughter and smiles are also contagious so spend time with people who make you happy. Go for a night out with your friends, spend some quality time with your partner or take the kids out to do something fun. Guaranteed, you’ll return with a more optimistic outlook.

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About Maria Brett

Maria is a freelance writer with over 10 years' experience producing content for a variety of publications and websites. When not working or looking after her two gorgeous sons, she can usually be found playing flugelhorn in a brass band, helping out at her local hospital radio station, shouting at the television while watching Formula 1, at the cinema or plonked on the couch with a cold glass of wine.

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