Satisfaction, success, good health, happiness, and all those other things that weâ€™ve been reading about the fruits of sowing positivity in your life â€“ who wouldnâ€™t want to have them? But just how do you start having positive thoughts everyday when youâ€™re always surrounded by triggers of negative thinking at home, at work, and everywhere?
Feed yourself with it.
Just like starting to write an article, plan a business, or create a dish, it requires effort. Depending on your mood, situation, and other influences at that moment, the effort you need can range from the tiniest speck to the biggest.
Whether youâ€™re having a hard time starting daily positivity or not, itâ€™s best to give yourself something to lift you up like a good book, music, movie, exercise, or anything that you really like. It should be one of your favorites or top interests so it will only take you the least effort.
Write it down.
Things always have more impact when theyâ€™re written down. Whether itâ€™s a feeling, a tangible item, or a name of a person, thereâ€™s a big difference when you see it on paper â€“ or on your computer monitor.
Whether itâ€™s a handwritten one or an online diary, it isnâ€™t really important. It doesnâ€™t matter if you write in bullet points or in essay form. Just write all the positive things in your life each day. It doesnâ€™t have to be big like a salary increase. It can simply be the great service you got at the cafÃ© this morning. Gradually, this will lead you to not only think more positively, but also appreciate everything that comes your way even when youâ€™re facing trials.
I think speech is like a chicken-or-egg situation. Thinking positively will yield positive speech, but restraining yourself from blurting out criticisms and derogatory remarks will also further help you to have less negative concepts going through your head.
See it in everyone.
Now comes the real challenge. Think only good things about the people that you deal with. It is a tough task â€“ especially when youâ€™ve got a boss who takes all the credit for the work youâ€™ve done, or when youâ€™re teaching teens whoâ€™ve mastered the art and science of trying your patience. But perhaps, you can look at each of them as helping you become a better person.
Seek for it everyday.
Once youâ€™ve started it, donâ€™t look back. Make sure you constantly refresh yourself with positivity through your reading materials, the company that you keep, your leisure activities, and other possible daily sources. Even your diet can affect your having positive or negative thoughts and actions. Strive to constantly have a dose of it anywhere, anytime.