How to Feel More Positive in 3 Easy Steps!

The older I get, the more I’m tested with how hard life can sometimes be. How unfair at times. Even the most optimistic of people can find it difficult to find ways on how to feel more positive. I know I certainly do – and I count myself as being a very positive person.

There are events that have happened in my life that have truly made be feel more challenged that I could ever imagine. A Breast Cancer diagnosis being one of them. Or the early days (months) of motherhood when my babies just Would. Not. Sleep.

Sometimes, you can just have a bad day for no apparent reason. It’s just not possible to always think positive thoughts.

Whatever your reason, I’ve found some tips on how to be positive in life that I hope will work for you too.

There’s no guide book on how to be a positive person but give these a try:

How to think Positive

1. Think positive thoughts

I love to daydream about the future. I come up with scenarios in my head of events that may never even happen, but the possibility of them fills me with hope and positivity anyway.

Some of them may involve Jamie Fraser from Outlander ;)

Allow your mind to wander to happy places and if it won’t, make it do so! Remember a time, or a place, where you felt really, truly happy in the past. Make your thoughts positive self talk instead of negative.

We all have stored memories of times in our lives when we have been happier. Perhaps a special milestone, winning an award, the birth of a child, your wedding day. Spend some time thinking about what made you happy on those occasions and how positive you felt then. Sometimes, thinking of times when we have been happy in the past gives us hope that we can feel that way again.

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2. Surround yourself with positive people

When I’m feeling less than my best, I find that being in the company of optimistic friends and family really helps. Whether they help take your mind off your mood or problem or have some great advice, it’s all good.

It doesn’t even need to be a real person though! Do you love watching a particular TV show because one of the characters has an uplifting personality or is a happy role model? Or can you get lost in a book filled with positive influences?

I find that genuine positivity breeds more positivity. And we absorb it.

You know how you can be really affected by someone else’s bad mood to the point where you feel grumpy and negative too? Well, it’s the same for positive people – they have a wonderful way of bringing out the optimism in you too.

3. Make some happy plans

During my Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment, planning ahead scared me so much at times. You can imagine why. If I’m honest, it still does.

However, I have found that daring to plan ahead fills me with hope and optimism. In turn, I then start to look forward to what is coming next in my life instead of dreading what might happen. It gives me back some control.

Feel More Positive

So think about the things you love to do, or the people you love to see, and get planning! When I plan my week, I always factor in some fun stuff too. I always then feel like I have something to look forward to and it keeps me motivated to keep going.

Whether you’re a naturally positive person or not, we all have moments when we need a ‘pick me up’. Even those of us with the best positive mental attitude.

Rather than waiting for that moment to arrive, I believe in finding ways to get there quicker and get back on track.

I hope my experience of how to think more positive thoughts about life helps you too.

Do you have any tips on how to stay positive in life?

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4 Comments

  1. Patricia Comer
    / 11:23 am

    washing my hair or getting a leg wax helps me feel a little happier. I don’t know why it works but perhaps a clean canvas of sorts is inspiration for a lot of things lol

    • Mim
      Author
      / 4:08 pm

      Oh I know exactly what you mean! A fresh start is always good – even on legs ha! x

  2. acornishmum
    / 7:30 am

    I needed to read this today, I’m struggling a bit at the moment but you’ve made me smile… off to binge watch old episodes of Friends ;)

    Stevie x

    • Mim
      Author
      / 11:38 am

      Aww thanks lovely and sending you LOTS of love and happy thoughts :) x

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