Leading a positive life is a must, if you want to cope with the day to day challenges. A life full of negativities, worries and mental blocks can help you get ill more quickly. And it is not that worrying or being negative will change things.
Sometimes, the only thing you have with you is your attitude and how you make the best of what happens to you. One thing which a person can do is to try and ensure that he or she focuses on doing activities which help increase the feeling of well-being, and bliss and tranquility.
Here are some suggestions on how you can bring that “positivity” into your life and benefit from it. All, including students, will benefit from trying to maintain a motivated, energized and positive life.
One of the biggest stressors in the world is materialism and the race to grab and achieve success at any cost. One of the symptoms of that is the tendency to buy and hoard the things.
One major thing which you can do to increase the positivity in your life is to discard what does not fit your life. Stop hoarding and collecting things. Or at least reduce this habit.
Keep your life light and uncluttered. Ideally, keep it as open as possible- with few belongings. You will feel lighter and happier and less worn down. The materialistic tendencies are one of the biggest removers of happiness in our lives.
Eat simply and well
An occasional eating splurge is great, but a daily habit of gluttony is sure to cost you in terms of mental and physical fitness.
You can stuff yourself all you want, but if you think that it is going to create that long lasting feeling of well-being in you, you are wrong. It will slow down your metabolism, stress your digestive system, makes you feel lazy and tired and in fact, this depletes your system.
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Instead, cut down on the heavy food (except for some occasions); focus on eating fresh and light. Your body will feel good, your mind will feel good and you will feel happier and lighter.
Engage in exercise
A positive life requires a fresh mind and fresh attitudes. For that, you need clear thinking. If your brain needs to function well, you will also need to provide support to it by regular exercise.
Exercising your muscles, will not only provided much needed oxygen to your muscles, but will make you feel fit and good, and your brain cells will be able to function better with that daily exercise regimen.
It also provides a disruption from the daily pattern of negative thinking. Exercising is good for all the parts of your body.
Water, water everywhere
With all these, you cannot forget the one major component that is required for the health of your body. You need to have your daily supply of water every day, so that your body is hydrated enough.
When you take care of your body, your mind, your thoughts and you yourself, would remain in a state of alertness and joy. This is what positive living is.
Develop a spiritual attitude towards living. You are not just your body or your mind. Your spirit is equally an important contributor to your wellness and positivity.
Do things that helps keep you motivated and stress free. You can meditate, you can pray, engage in meditative exercises such as Tai-chi or Yoga.
Try, try, and try again
One of the most important things in life is to develop a Never-Say-Die spirit. Do not allow failures to get to you and bog your spirit. Failures, as is often said, are the stepping stone to success.
You have to keep trying till you get it working. You will find that the process teaches you many lessons that you would have not learnt if you had attained success in the first step.
So a great way of living a positive life is to keep positive and not allow the small defeats or non-successes to affect you. Keep working on your goals and you will surely attain them.
A purposeless life is often what leads to unhappiness and misery in a person. So keep creating goals and keep creating new purposes in your life.
Keep changing goals and targets. Add new goals which will stretch you and you will find motivation and happiness in completing them. Often, leading a positive life is about being in the process of creation.
Last and certainly, not the least: A smile has the biggest power on your outlook to life. Find ways to keep that smile on your face as many times as possible.
Share a laugh or a hug; see a funny movie. Helping someone can bring a smile to your heart. Just keep working on it; your daily efforts to bring a smile to others’ faces or to produce a smile on your own will produce a fountain of positivity in you.
Southbourne Positive Living Group (SPLG) meets on the last Wednesday of the month (excluding holidays).
Join a group of like- minded people and rediscover the purpose and meaning of your life.