10 Ways To Regain Positivity In Your Life

Regaining positivity isn’t as difficult as it seems. Sometimes the simplest of methods can make a world of difference.

Even before this pandemic struck the world, people have been struggling to regain positivity. From the widespread of negative news from media outlets and others to people’s general mindset leaning towards negativity. The world can feel like a dark and bleak place, especially now.

Regain Positivity Through Knowing Yourself

Even if you know yourself pretty well, we are still making small changes in our lives. All of us are growing in our own way and that in turn changes who we are to some extent. Over the years I’ve come to learn that even picking up the most smallest of habits can cause a ripple effect.

The more you know yourself, the more you’ll know what makes you happy.

More importantly than that, you’ll also know what sources are derailing your mood. From there, you can make changes in your life to mitigate those problems. I know for myself, spending more time watching America tear itself apart is not going to do much for mood. And so, I make a point of only peeking at it once in a while rather than constantly.

Find Positive Pockets Where You Can

These days we live in carefully crafted communities. Social media is an echo chamber of our opinions and views. The people that we spend time around at work and in our personal lives. These are all formed based on our own views of the world and continue to affirm that.

Have Higher Expectations For Yourself

Another angle to happiness has to do with fulfilment. I get all kinds of questions from Quora but some of the ones that have come up have some age element to it. From 18 year-olds asking about what habits to have when they become adults to people asking me if they’re too old to do something.

The thing is life doesn’t always work that way…

I live in an apartment with my cousin, haven’t dated a soul since I was 16, and I’m at a point where my job can support myself for the most part. Does the lack of a house, car, spouse, family, and a more prosperous career make me any less fulfilled? I’d argue no.

When you have a plan, you set yourself expectations.

Expectations that you can achieve and want to achieve. Make sure that this timeline is something you want to fulfil and take it one step at a time. To help with that, ask yourself right now these questions:

  • What is my progress in the aspects of my life? How can I maintain these expectations for myself while pursuing other things?
  • What makes a better person in my eyes? What kind of expectations can I create for myself to achieve that same status?

Have Lazy/ Do-Nothing Days

This is a personal favourite of mine for obvious reasons. It’s an opportunity for you to sit around and do absolutely nothing productive at all.

Practice Realistic Positive Thinking

This has been something I’ve preached about as well and that is the idea of realistic positive thinking. This has been something I’ve been developing in myself ever since someone brought up the fact I’m always optimistic and thought that Canada was a massive positive propaganda machine to manipulate everyone into thinking that way.

Regain Positivity By Doing Activities Outside

One big source of positivity for me these days is going to the gym. I love going to the gym for a whole host of reasons. Not only does it help me to achieve one of my big goals, but also exercise of any kind is therapeutic. You don’t need to be going to the gym every time to get the benefits of being outdoors either.

Regain Positivity By Being There For Others

The guiding hand is a selfless act that is fantastic for you to regain positivity. And one thing to remember about this is that it doesn’t always have to be you giving out money to the needy or supporting non-profit organizations who help those in need. There are many small things that we can do in order to help people. I’ve even outlined some golden rules for helping people out a while ago.

Manage Negative Emotions Better

When people are experiencing negative emotions to the point that it’s a problem, many tend to think of methods to eliminate those emotions. The reality is — and this is using my realistic positive thinking here — that negative emotions are a necessary part of our lives.

Consider Your Health And Eating Habits

One other aspect that people tend to forget about is their own health and eating habits. While there is no scientific evidence to support the idea that eating certain foods will make you happier, there are ample of studies where neglect of specific vitamins can have effects on your mood.

Regain Positivity By Avoiding Inflating

What I mean by inflating is making problems, and bad events larger than they actually are. We all have problems and other things in our lives that need to be addressed. These are the things that push us when we find a solution and work on it. They give us purpose.

Regain Positivity And Grow

You can regain positivity easily when you think more about it. More often than not, we tend to trap ourselves within a negative mental prison that we build ourselves. Little do we realize that we have the key in our pocket all along and that we can get out of it any time we like.

Entrepreneur, positive-minded. I used to say a lot, now I do a lot. Documenting my growth. Support me on Patreon: http://bit.ly/2pIEPFR

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