Positively influence your life and the lives of those around you with these inspiring tips for positive living and a positivity mindset.
Positively Influence Your Mindset By Practicing Having a Positive Attitude
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 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?
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.
- I hope it will help others wanting to accomplish the same.
- For my mental health.
Because once you’ve grown accustomed to negative thought-patterns as your norm, I believe it’s critical to mindfully practice positivity on an ongoing basis.
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.
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:
- Inner child work
- Bullet journaling
- Positive affirmations
- Practicing gratitude
Here are a selection of positive posts to inspire you…
11 Vital Habits of Positive People
Read about the secrets of positive people – and adopt their habits for a more positive life today!
30 Vital Life Lessons For a More Positive Life
The essential lessons I wish my girls would heed without having to learn the hard way!
How to Raise Happy Kids
There’s really nothing more important, is there?
Manifesting, or positive affirmations are a powerful way to enhance your self-confidence.
How to Radiate Positivity
9 practical ways to radiate positivity and bring a smile to those around you!
Positive Mindset Quotes
Mindset quotes can be hugely influential, with a surprising reason behind why they’re so powerful.
Read 300+ positive mindset quotes to find out more, plus lots of inspiration.
Hack Your Happy Hormones!
It’s true – you can hack your happy hormones! This post talks you through eight different ways to do it.
These kindness quotes are sure to leave you feeling uplifted!
How to Deal With Being Snubbed – Positively
It’s never a pleasant experience but it really does happen to the best of us. Here’s how to shrug it off and deal with being snubbed positively.
8 Ways to Improve Your Social Health & Wellbeing
Who doesn’t want to feel more socially successful? Read these tips and find out how to improve your social health and wellbeing.
50 Ideas For Self-Care Sundays
No more excuses of not knowing what to do – here are 50 suggestions for self-care Sundays.
Toxic Positivity – and What to Do Instead
Positivity is almost always brilliant!
…But there’s one situation when it’s the exact opposite: toxic positivity.
Coined due to its negative impact on mental health, this kind of positivity is easy to slip into, and that’s why it’s so insidious.
How to Stay Positive During a Pandemic
We’re all hoping lockdowns are coming to an end. Nevertheless there are some good reminders here of how to cope with social isolation for any reason.
How to Change Your Life in 5 Simple Steps
Ready to get positive? Here are five simple steps to a healthy mindset and a happier life!