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You don’t have to stay stuck in a rut.
According to Life Hack, looking on the bright side of things can be as hard as looking at the negative. But choose your hard: The glass half-full side or the glass half-empty side. We recommend looking at that thang (yes, we went there) from the positive side.
Jada Pinkett Smith once said: “You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It’s all about love. You know, how I’m loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.”
What is your happiness and where does it lie?
According to the article, maintaining positive thoughts can fluctuate when one is “bombarded with a succession of negativity, failures, disappointment and heartbreak.”
In fact, every obstacle and hardship pulls from a person’s reservoir of energy and wears down a little bit of their faith. Once that positivity is depleted, pessimism starts to take over.
“Positive thinking is a mental and emotional state of mind that focuses on the good and expects positive outcomes,” according to the website, and creating a positive mental balance of energy is more than thinking on happy notions.
In fact, for those who believe, the Bible says, in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
What are your thoughts resting on or reflecting on? The negative thing that happened this week or that positive event that made your day today?
Being positive also is not merely not thinking about the negativity. It is, rather, that the negative event or occurrence is in existence, but then choosing to rest in the positive space.
“At its root, it is simply the belief that despite the current circumstances, things will work out favorable in the end,” the article said.
Here are some tips for dwelling in the positive:
- Enjoy Nature
Get outside and get some fresh air. This, according to scientific experts, can help people lower stress levels and give them a sense of a restart.
- Do Something Nice Randomly
Do something nice for a stranger, it will make you smile as much as it makes them feel better. Doing a positive thing for someone else can also help you forget about your own problems momentarily.
- Develop a Thankful Heart
Think about the little things and be grateful for them. This can help give you a mental increase and help your spirit out in the moment. Read the article “60 Things to Be Thankful for In Life” for a reminder.
- Take a Mental Break
Find balance and take a break when things become too much. From taking a nap to pausing – find what works and do it.
Yup, you heard (or rather, read that right). Laughter as we all know is the best medicine around, and laughing is not only medicinal in the expression people use but it helps your immune system, boosts mood, reduces pain and protects from stress. So, pull out something funny on your phone or get your close friend or family member to make you laugh. Or better yet, watch a comedic act — you won’t be sorry.
- 6.Don’t Forget to Breathe
Breathe deeply to help remove the toxins from your body and refill your body with fresh air. Go outside and breathe deeply and take in everything and refresh.
Content from https://www.lifehack.org.