Studies show that about 80% of our thoughts contain some sort of negative content.
Whether it’s doubting yourself or second guessing your acceptance among others, this negativity can weigh you down and impact your overall happiness.
But you don’t have to remain victim to these “bad vibes”…
Luckily, there are plenty of simple tricks you can use to channel more positivity into your life. Here they are.
Now, before we dive straight in, it’s important to understand that maintaining a positive mindset goes beyond personal happiness.
Not only is carrying a glass half full outlook on life infectious to others, but it can lead to a healthier, more motivated version of yourself.
The key is to focus on building the positive, rather than overcoming the negative.
That’s not to say you should purposefully ignore this negativity, but simply avoid the “fight fire with fire” approach to handling it.
As I mentioned, there’s a natural tendency for people to view the world through a dark lens. The thing is, you can easily combat this by actively surrounding yourself with positivity.
Believe it or not, something as small as saying “thank you” a few times a day is proven to significantly boost your happiness!
Showing this gratitude is just as easy to do as it is not to do and can take you a long way in terms of maintaining a positive mindset.
Another tip is to make an effort to list at least 3 things you’re grateful for, first thing in the morning. This is a great practice that can quickly train your brain to concentrate on the good things.
Focus on the strengths or skills you’ve been blessed with and try to branch out by thinking of all the things in life that bring you happiness.
With that said, one of the oldest tricks in the book is to smile…
Wearing a smile on your face can improve your mood and pass positivity to those around you.
Another tactic is to have a role model to aspire towards. You don’t have to completely match their success, but targeting the qualities you wish were your own is a great way to better yourself in terms of positivity.
As Bruce Lee once said: “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often seems simply as something to aim at”.
In other words, when it comes to bettering yourself, it’s not always about the accomplishment, but rather the effort you put forth.
And that goes for any aspect of your life that you’re trying to improve upon. Just making an effort is half the battle.
If you’re looking to unlock your secret, then apply these tricks to adding positivity to your life and see how it can upgrade your personal happiness.