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Positively influence your life and the lives of those around you and transform your wellbeing with these inspiring tips for positive living and a positivity mindset.

Positively Influence Your Mindset By Practicing Having a Positive Attitude

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Self-improvement and journaling techniques recommended on this site are researched, with sources and studies clearly cited or linked to where appropriate. Exercises taken from My Positivity Project are reviewed and endorsed by BACP and BPS member, registered Psychological Therapist, Emma Kenny.

Do you wish you were more positive? Who wouldn’t when the benefits are proven for our mental and physical health?! Based on three bodies of research shows a positive attitude can:

  • Improve your immune system,
  • Decrease anxiety,
  • Reduce negative thinking and intrusive thoughts,
  • Reduce likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviours,
  • Promote success in health, work, and relationships.
Study one: Segerstrom SC, Miller GE. Psychological stress and the human immune system: a meta-analytic study of 30 years of inquiry. Psychol Bull. 2004 Jul;130(4):601-30. doi: 10.1037/0033-2909.130.4.601. PMID: 15250815; PMCID: PMC1361287.
Study two: Claire Eagleson, Sarra Hayes, Andrew Mathews, Gemma Perman, Colette R. Hirsch, The power of positive thinking: Pathological worry is reduced by thought replacement in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Volume 78, 2016, Pages 13-18, ISSN 0005-7967.
Study three: Lyubomirsky, S., King, L., & Diener, E. (2005). The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success? Psychological Bulletin, 131(6), 803–855.

Pretty compelling, right?

How Do You Achieve a Positivity Mindset?

The vital question is: how do you achieve a positive mindset?

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Of course believing in the power of positivity is the easy bit – the vital question is:

How do you achieve one?

I feel qualified to write on this subject mainly because I grew up in and was influenced by a decidedly negative home. It became my default for many years.

But I beat it.

And now I write about how I did it, for two reasons:

  1. I hope it will help others wanting to accomplish the same.
  2. For my mental health.

Because once you’ve grown accustomed to negative thought-patterns as your norm, if you commit to positive living then it’s critical to mindfully practice positivity on an ongoing basis. 

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My experiences have shown me that old habits die hard, and it’s easy to slip back into an unhealthy outlook if you don’t actively work on your new positivity mindset. 

Thankfully this isn’t hard for me – I love what I do because I believe in it, so it’s not a chore for me to research and write about these topics.

I consider it another form of journaling – which is actually one of the best ways to remain mindful.

Read more about gratitude journaling and how it can help you to stay positive.

Positive Living For a Positive Life

As well as journaling, there are a host of other kinds of self development you can use to keep yourself feeling your very best, including:

Find out more about these self improvement techniques.

There are also more unorthodox and unproven methods, which can still have some benefits, such as manifestation journaling and working with the Human Design centers.

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Positive Living to Positively Influence Your Wellbeing

How do you practice positivity to develop a positivity mindset and improve your wellbeing?

These tips will help you to adopt the behaviours of naturally positive people, until they positively influence your outlook and become your default.