Staying Positive; Thinking Positive: The Power of Positivity

At some point in our lives, we have all received the well-intentioned advice to be positive.  Some people say we have powerful capabilities to choose positive ways and emotions of thinking.  Rather than trying to get rid of negative feelings, we can choose to respond to them differently.  An essential part of a happier life is learning how to harness the power of positive thinking.

“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” – Bo Bennett

Live And Work In A Positive Environment

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Having positive people around you who help and support you in uplifting ways is very vital in our lives, especially in a negative situation. The same applies to your job; having a friendly community at work will make you feel supported in your work duties. Other things you can do is spend time reading positive books, watching motivating movies, or listening to good music. It’s essential to have positive influences in your life that lift you up rather than bringing you down.

Show Gratitude

People tend to feel less negative or depressed in life if they focus on all the things in their life they are grateful for. No matter how bad or inferior things may turn out, you must realize that we still have things in our lives that many people don’t have. That’s why it’s so important to focus more on good ideas. To help achieve this, you should make a gratitude list and read it every chance you get. The act of showing gratitude in life, regardless of the situation, really demonstrates the real strength of your character. Displaying your attitude of gratitude is a great way to spread it to others around you.

Positivity As A Response

One of the most effective ways to create a more positive outlook on any situation is by asking yourself some questions like; 

  • What is one thing that is good or positive about this particular situation?
  • What is one opportunity within this situation?

You can’t always control what happens, but one thing you can control is how you respond. If a situation arises that can’t be changed, you will feel more comfortable accepting it then you will from resenting it. It’s up to you to look for the bright side in everything and react positively.

Add Positivity To Someone Else’s Life

There are several ways you can spread positivity and give value, such as;

  • Listening and being there for someone
  • Boosting the mood with a smile or a hug for a friend
  • Showing encouragement or helping out a coworker.
  • Giving praise to your team members when they are doing a great job!

Positivity is contagious, and the best way to cultivate it is by reinforcing it daily.  If you are someone that radiates positivity, people will want to be around you and learn from you. And in return, you will see that the benefits are enormous.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Why is it so important to always stay positive?  Not only is remaining positive so crucial for your mental health but your physical health as well.  The best thing to do is to look at every situation from a positive angle.  Start your day with positive thoughts, and that will set the tone for the remainder of your day.  Remaining positive will allow you to become a better and happier person.

Are you looking for more information about how positivity can influence your day? In our previous blog The Power of Positive Thinking, you will find ways that positive thinking can improve your day to day life.