7 Unconventional Ways You Can Spread More Positivity In Your Area
The world needs positivity right now and there are better ways to spread it.
There are many things that this pandemic has exposed in both the world and in ourselves.
All across the world, it’s exposed how robust or feeble medical systems are in preparing for something as major as this. Furthermore, it’s exposed all kinds of different people and what their intentions are.
And as the days went by, it’s exposed a lot of problems that many people are struggling with. From things as simple as struggling with positive thinking to more complex things like how people have been treated due to their skin colour.
Both these issues and many others are rising to the surface and it makes me happy that the latter is finally getting addressed and is pushed harder than ever before these days. But I’m not here to talk about that.
I’m here to share some ideas of how you can spread more positivity in simple, yet unconventional ways.
Put Your Artistic Talents To Use
If you’re an artist — with intermediate skill — my first method is to put those talents to use. Whether you are a musician, writer, artist, singer, it doesn’t matter.
There are several ways that you’re able to spread your skills and talents to other people.
If you’re a musician, try playing some music and posting it online. Singers can do the same thing.
Writers can write content or maybe go for something more niche like writing some inspiring and positive words to someone.
Artists can put together small pieces or crafts and offer them to people.
This is only the tip of what artists can do but it’s a way of bringing a community together and doing something that you’re passionate about doing. There is a certain level of happiness to think that your actions could make someone feel better. It’s why I got into writing in the first place.
Check On People
This pandemic has impacted us all in many ways and the degrees vary widely. One big way that you can help out is to check on people and ask them how they are doing. You can do this through various mediums to keep social distancing.
Call them, send them a dm, or set up a video chat.
There are many ways that you’re able to bring people together and can even do a therapy session in a sense as people are able to get things off their chest and vent.
Even though talking face to face is more impactful, this is the next best thing to do and it’s easy to start the conversation.
Set Public Goals And Encourage Others To Join
While I believe you shouldn’t be announcing your goals all the time, I think it’s fair game to list off small goals or things that you want to be achieving this week.
I think back to DayTV’s 30-Day projects. A few times a year, he announces to his community “what is one small thing that you can achieve within 30 days that you’ve been putting off.”
And while his community is massive and therefore gets more people to commit to these goals, it’s not out of the question for you to do it too if your community is small.
It doesn’t have to be for 30 days either. In fact, I’d encourage to make it a weekly thing instead. Announce what small-ish task you want to accomplish and make a point of announcing it. Each day, make a post noting your progress and things you remark.
Even though this seems like it’s only benefitting the goal setter specifically in these situations, it does impact the people at large. If you know other people are making progress in their own way, it’s inspiring for others to get involved and do something as well.
People love to see others doing something. Whether it’s as simple as writing an article every day or as simple as cleaning out their garage.
Share Positive News
A lot of people’s perception of the world is that it’s all going to shit. A glance at the states and we see a pandemic that is tearing away at people’s lives, police brutality and the overall police system is flawed, and all the while their leader could very well be going through the stages of dementia. Even if he isn’t, it still doesn’t change the fact he’s done a terrible job at containing the virus and giving people hope.
In light of all this, it’s a reminder that as a community and as people, we have to find support ourselves.
Even in cases like my own country where there is good health care, a decent safety net financially, amongst other things, it’s important that we don’t get complacent and realize we have to do things ourselves.
And one of the small ways for us to do that is to share good news. Many media outlets are covering all of the terrible things that are happening in the world. It doesn’t paint a good image, especially when our lives have changed drastically.
So one small thing you can do is share something positive for a change. Share something useful that people can use as well.
Have Social Distance Events
Human contact is something that we all lack right now and even though we can’t hug people properly or shake hands, the next best thing is to see someone face to face and share kind words with.
Depending on your area, one way you can spread more positivity is to host some events while maintaining social distancing. Keep it in a public place and do something fun and/or relaxing.
Grab a coffee or a beer/wine and hang out with people.
You can do the same in the comfort of your own home over video chat as well if your community is mostly online.
Right now the BlackLivesMatter movement is going strong with protests occurring in the states and in other areas. It’s something that I wholeheartedly support. Regardless of colour, people shouldn’t be treated as less than people.
It’s that simple.
In terms of supporting causes, it doesn’t always have to be making donations or getting out there in the protests. There are so many ways that you can show support.
Talk about what’s going on, explain to deniers why this is such a terrible thing and that it needs to let go.
People’s opinions aren’t going to change overnight, but we’re at a stage now where many of us have to pick sides on this matter no matter what. It’s an opportunity for us to support those who have been fighting for this for a long time.
Of course, this doesn’t extend to only BLM, but other causes too. Take some time to find something that means something to you and see how you can support beyond a simple donation or sharing that project’s content.
Reflect And Take Action
What I mean by this is to take some time to look at yourself and get a better picture of who you are and who you wish to become. As I said, this pandemic has revealed a lot about who a person really is deep down. Not many people are willing to face the truth of who they are and instead choose to lean into that.
Whether these are good or bad aspects doesn’t matter. The big question is are you okay with those aspects of yourself? If not, what principles do you want to adopt in your life?
From there, it’s a matter of taking action. There are so many ways that you can enhance various traits. And during these times where you want to spread more positivity, it’s a matter of finding ways to help people. Offering a hand in help or support is easy, but the big thing is how will you be lifting up other people in these situations.