I’ve been experimenting. Well, forcing myself into a semi-permanent state of positive thinking in the hope that things will seem brighter and overall be better. Now I know some people may think the whole “channeling positivity” thing is cheesy or just isn’t for them, but trust me when I say ‘it really works’.
As someone who suffers with Anxiety and BPD I know what it feels like to constantly have negative and fearful thoughts and worry about everything, causing you to just be an overall pessimist and a negative Nancy. However the past few months I have been actively changing the way I think when it comes to just about everything, and I have been consciously focusing all my positive energy into my life. Now by practicing this I have noticed that not only do I feel better in myself, but I feel more content.
Each days has become more productive, I am achieving and succeeding at more in my work on a weekly basis, much more work and social related opportunities have arisen, my relationships have improved, and for the first time ever, everything in my life is going in a smooth direction.
Now it is hard trying to constantly maintain an optimistic attitude as life isn’t always rosy. I’m always reminding myself to relax and that everything will work out, however putting positive thoughts into your everyday life is just a little step into making you feel more satisfied.
If trying to be positive all the time isn’t something you feel you can do right now, then that’s ok. Channeling positivity isn’t easy when you are battling other demons but in time it’s completely achievable.
Here are some tips how to become positive thinker…
♥ Appreciate what you already have and remind yourself of the goals you already have achieved.
♥ Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone is different.
♥ Spend some time partaking in some self care activities, e.g. have a nap, go for a long walk, have a pamper day or read your favourite book.
♥ Hold onto those moments of happiness.
♥ Write down your weekly or monthly goals/things you want to do. It is so satisfying ticking them off that list!
♥ Think about who you were one year ago. How have you changed and grown in that time?
♥ Be productive in your spare time and complete the things you have been neglecting.
♥ Channel your creative side. I often find writing poetry does the trick for me but if you enjoy painting or DIY then get stuck in!
♥ Take a a 5 minute tea break when you feel like you are going into meltdown mode.
♥ Don’t dwell on things! If you get upset or are obsessing over something little, remind yourself that some things aren’t worth worrying about!
♥ Spend time alone reflecting but also make time for family and friends.
♥ Take social media breaks.
♥ Write down your negative thoughts and then put them in the bin and forget about them.
I truly believe that if you are concentrating on thinking positively then the overall outcome will always be positive.
What are your thoughts on channeling positivity?