Friday 9 December 2022

How to Make the Most of Every Day and Stay Positive

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Looking after your mental health and staying positive are important if you want to keep from feeling the blues. Staying positive is easier said than done though. Some days it is just too hard to always have a smile on your face. With just a few simple techniques, you too can have a positive outlook on life and make the most of every day. 

Did you know that just by thinking good and happy thoughts, you can change your mood and perspective on certain situations? With a better view of life and your surroundings, you can increase your quality of life, gain more energy and recover quicker from illness. 

Look for the Good in Your Life 

This is something that takes practice. It has been shown that by identifying the good things you have in life, you start to become more grateful. Sure, you might be having a tough time lately, but there has to be at least one thing that you have gratitude for. It can be as small as that first perfectly brewed cup of coffee in the morning. Or maybe that beautiful sunset you got to experience on your drive home from work. 

When you get up in the morning, stand in front of your mirror and list just one thing you are happy about. Focus on the small things that give meaning to your existence. 

Get Fancy 

Just as thinking positive thoughts can have an improved impact on your mental health, so can looking good. It is the same concept as smiling when you are feeling low. Moving those facial muscles has a compounding effect on your mood. If you look good, oftentimes you can persuade your mind to feel great too. Put on your best work outfit and do your makeup and hair. If you have some spare cash to spoil yourself, get that Gucci handbag you have been drooling over. By looking your best, you will exude confidence without even trying. Check out the variety of this shop online at for some eye-catching clothes. 

Spend Time with the Right People 

Positivity breeds positivity. Just as a yawn is contagious, so is spending your time with positive people. Look around at those you spend your time with. Maybe someone is always talking about the bad things in their life, never looking at the good. Try to be around those who are in a good mood most of the time. Those are the people that can help boost your self-esteem and help you be more positive in general.

Change the Perspective of Negative Self-Talk 

Every one of us has unpleasant thoughts that we wish we didn’t. We are our own worst enemies and no one will criticise you more than yourself. Just a small shift in the way you talk to yourself can have an amazing effect on your thoughts and even behaviour. Anytime an unwanted thought pops up, such as when you mess up something at work, instead of saying to yourself, “wow I messed that one up badly!”, say, “it’s alright, I will try something new tomorrow.”. 

Start your day on a positive note, and look for the small things around you that you can enjoy and be grateful for.
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