How to stay positive :)

Are you having an off-day? Some days we just don’t feel our normal selves; when it feels like everything is going wrong and you just can’t win no matter what you do. Sometimes you have to remind yourself of some things to give yourself a little pick-me-up. I have compiled a list of things to think about on days when you’re not feeling your best.

Fake it ‘til you make it. If you’re feeling unhappy, smile anyway. Sooner or later you’ll forget why you’re upset and have your mind on something else.

Don’t worry about the things that you don’t have and focus on what you do. If you have a job, a roof over your head, and people around you who you love and love you back, what more do you need? Tangibles don’t really matter. Take a look around you be thankful for what you have. There are many people worse off than you that would be thrilled to be in your shoes.

Don’t complain. Nobody wants to be around a Debby Downer and complaining gives off negative energy. They are probably all first world problems anyway. “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we would grab ours back.” – Regina Brett

Don’t stress about things that don’t matter. Who really cares if someone likes you? Or how many social media followers you have? What does it matter how much money you make? Or what kind of car you drive? Think about what you’re actually worried about and try to focus on the positive things.

Try something new. Are you bored with your life? Doing the same things every day for an extended period of time can become draining. Picking up a new hobby and mixing things up a bit might be just what you need in order to turn your mood around.

Compliment others. Think about how good it feels to get a compliment from a total stranger. People will appreciate it and in return, it might bring you joy to know you’re making others happy.

Don’t compare yourself to others. You can’t always be the best at everything that you do, and there’s no shame in that. Remind yourself of the strengths that you possess and think about how to better yourself in those areas that you lack, rather than dwelling on them.

Last, but not least, don’t think, don’t stress, just do it! If you’re upset that you gained weight, put down the ice cream tub and get your butt to the gym! If you don’t like something, then change it. Problems aren’t going to mend themselves, so do something about it!


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