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30 Thoughts to Keep You Positive

30 Thoughts to Keep You Positive

We all get upset every now and then and lose hope, think that things will never get better and we probably won’t have the life we’ve always been dreaming about.

But that’s not true. Let’s not live in the prison of being sad and depressed because of momentous stuff, other people, daily problems or outer factors.

Positivity can be kept throughout the whole year and once you get used to this attitude towards life, you’ll become much more contented with who you are and the way things turn out. You’ll be smiling more, will focus on the good stuff in your life and that will make you considerably more satisfied and peaceful.

Here are some things to keep in mind that will remind you of how good life actually is:

1. Everything you don’t like about yourself and your life can be changed.

2. Happiness is right here, in the present moment.

3. You deserve to be happy.

4. Your actions inspire people.

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    5. With every hardship you encounter, you become stronger.

    6. Your mistakes are your experience, and now you know what not to do next time. That puts you a few steps ahead of others.

    7. At any moment you can meet someone who’s going to change your life.

    8. No matter how bad you feel and what phase you’re going through now, remember two things:
    – it could have been worse;
    – it’s temporary.

    9. Success doesn’t depend on age, nationality, gender, looks, connections, capital, education or religion. These are just outer factors.
    If you have a purpose, stay focused and consistent and believe in yourself and your dreams, you can make them come true.

    10. It’s just a bad day and it doesn’t mean your life sucks. Just wait for tomorrow.

    11. After every time it rains, there comes a rainbow.
    And after every sunset – a sunrise.

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    12. Some people look up to you without you even knowing.

    13. No good deed is ever wasted. Keep helping, giving and showing compassion. It’s worth it.

    14. Whatever you think about, you attract. So keep it positive and you’ll have a good life.

    15. Let the result of your efforts be the motivation you need to keep going.

    16. When you fix your relationship with yourself – and start to love, listen to, accept and appreciate yourself for who you are – you’ll be able to have great relationships with other people too.

    17.If you don’t do something right, you can always try again tomorrow.

    18. You can still have the body you want – clean eating + training + consistency is the only formula that actually works. It’s your choice.

    19. The bad things from the past don’t have any place in your present. Learn from what has already happened, let go of it and make space for new amazing memories.

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      20. Focus on the things you have in your life. You’ll soon see how rich you are and will start appreciating the abundance you live in.

      21. At that moment things are just the way they should be. Trust the natural flow and don’t interfere.
      In the next moment they’ll be different, but still just as they should be.

      22. All diseases come from stress and unhealthy lifestyle. Change your habits and you can live a healthy life.

      23. You’re unique. And no one can take that from you.

      24. Life is full of opportunities. You just need to take them and give them a try.

      25. You can turn your hobby into a career and find a way to make an income from it. Then you’ll never have to work a day in your life because all your time will be dedicated to your passion – the things you love doing the most.

      26. You have enough time. Slow down. But still, don’t waste it.

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      27. You don’t need to work a job you hate. You’re your own boss and can just quit and find something better.

      28. You shouldn’t live by someone else’s standards. Play by your rules and do what you want.

      29. The future is uncertain. That’s the only certain thing. But you can be positive about it and be sure that whatever happens it’s going to be the right thing. And while doing that, enjoy life in the present moment.

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        30. A relationship can always be saved. Learn to be honest, to say sorry and to forget.

        All these things are simple and obvious, and we all know them, but we tend to forget because of all the distractions around us. So it’s never too late to remind yourself of these 30 things, and add even more to them, and then see life through the eyes of a positive person.

        Featured photo credit: Green Paddy Fields by Aikawa Ke via flickr.com

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        Last Updated on August 21, 2018

        15 Signs You’re an Old Soul and Think Differently

        15 Signs You’re an Old Soul and Think Differently

        If you’ve often felt slightly removed from the worries of today and miss the simplistic life of a time gone by, or somehow feel a little out of sync with what your peers are concerned with, there’s a chance you may be an old soul.

        Being an old soul refers to how you view and approach life.

        Your views echo those of someone much older than you, who has lived a long and fruitful life. You approach life with a greater sense of knowledge and wisdom coupled with a greater sense of inner wealth.

        If you’ve ever met an exasperated 10 year old saying, “Kids today are so…”, or a 28 year old who says, “In my day…”, an awful lot, chances are you’re in the presence of a beautiful old soul. They’re often perplexed, and unable to relate to the things people their own age consider fun, or important, and so feel out of place.

        They look at life through a vignette of experiences they may not have lived, yet, but somehow, just seem to know.

        So if you’ve ever felt like you’ve lived before, and you have a wealth of wisdom you can’t explain, chances are you have been reincarnated—

        —or maybe, you’re just an old soul!

        Here are some tell-tale signs to help you find out if you’re an old soul.

        1. You know there’s another way to do things.

        You often say things like, “I have a feeling this will work”, or “there’s no harm in trying.” People may view your suggestions as outdated or done, but you know that sometimes, just sometimes, the tried and tested ways of doing things are best. Hey, if it ain’t broke…

        You feel that not all problems require a new and innovative solution, and going round in circles when the answer may be staring you in the face is usually a waste of valuable time, and energy.

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        You have no problem trying out new things, but know, too, that oldies can also be goodies.

        2. You give advice well beyond your years.

        You somehow seem to know how to do things you haven’t even done yourself yet. It’s like you’ve lived before, and just know how it all works. People often look at you with that “how do you know?” expression, and you respond with a confident, “I just know!”

        Truth is, you do just know, but don’t know how you know. Those people who come to you for advice, though somewhat freaked out by your amazing prophetic powers to impressively offer solutions and predict outcomes, trust you wholeheartedly and don’t doubt your authenticity.

        3. You like to think things through.

        Even the most impatient of people will need to think things through if they are an old soul at heart. You need that time to maul it over in your head.

        It’s an important part of your to-do process, and it enables you to move forward in the direction most in sync with your mind, body and soul.

        To you, not being able to think things through, even a little, leaves you feeling uneasy, and that does nothing to help.

        4. You don’t waste time asking why.

        After you’ve thought things through, you move ahead, confident in the knowledge that you’ve done all you needed to do to get going.

        You don’t waste time in trying to justify it to yourself or anyone else. You have little time and patience for the nonsensical and would prefer to utilize your time getting things done, rather than sitting around talking about getting things done.

        In the end, you understand that whatever you do, you trust that all things work out just as they are supposed to, and you don’t want to question that wonderful process.

        5. You don’t like to go out just for the sake of going out.

        It’s quality over quantity for you. You love to go out and have fun, but going out because others feel it is required, or you look boring if you don’t, holds no merit for you.

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        When you go out, you’d like to experience something; something that resonates with your way of perceiving the world and challenges you.

        You’ll happily spend money on those things that give you wonderful experiences and broaden your horizons. Going out just because, seems pointless to you; you’d rather save your time, and money, and do something of quality.

        6. You have an appreciation for old literature.

        You respect the classics. You’re often found getting euphorically high off old books. You’ve probably sniffed a good few old books in your time, and you don’t care who sees.

        For you, old literature should be respected and valued; they hold history and historical experience between their pages and deserve to be exalted.

        7. You have old ears.

        You love and appreciate the classics and have a longing for the musicality of those nostalgic tunes. Your record (that’s right, record!) collection looks like a retro music store. Probably only 10% of your collection consists of what you refer to as “nowadays” music, the rest are from decades gone by.

        You know only a handful of today’s artists, and that’s only because you haven’t heard an album yet to rival your favorite Grateful Dead album, or your favorite Frank Sinatra track.

        You don’t go out of your way to avoid modern music, it just doesn’t seem to whet your appetite. So you’ll happily pump your beloved Janis Joplin or Nat King Cole all the way home. Heaven!

        8. You see no need in being unnecessarily stressed.

        You don’t invite drama just because it makes you feel alive, no, you’d much prefer to live without it.

        You appreciate the quiet, and invite peace. It’s become apparent to you that the world views stress and busyness as being productive.

        But you know that being productive has nothing to do with being crazy busy or stressed, but everything to do with how well you utilize your time.

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        So you’re mindful about what you spend your hours doing, and make sure your doing something worthwhile, and not just keeping busy for busy sake.

        9. You love to meet new people.

        To you, talking to people is enriching and adds to your experience of the world. This isn’t because you just can’t help chit chatting, but more so because you are genuinely fascinated by those you share this planet with, who can offer different perspectives.

        You love being able to swap stories with people you’ve only just met. Plus, it also serves to make those trips to the bank all the more interesting!

        10. You value deep connections.

        For you, it’s all about quality over quantity. You require a deeper connection with those around you in order to feel any connection at all.

        Half-hearted friendships, surface-level relationships and fly-by-night hook-ups are not your thing. You value the essence of deeper friendships and long lasting relationships, as you give yourself wholly to them, too.

        11. You love learning.

        Nothing gets you going more than learning more about yourself, other people and the world around you.

        For you learning is growth, and growth is part of life. As an old soul, you approach learning from the understanding that it doesn’t have to lead anywhere, for example, a degree or certificate.

        Sure, those things are great and offer a sense of accomplishment, but for you it’s the act of learning something new and wonderful that motivates you, not the initials after your name!

        12. You don’t see the fuss about the latest craze.

        Following others just to fit in? Where’s the fun in that? To you, being a style chaser or tech follower is something you can never quite get your head around.

        Sure you may even own a Kindle or you may have an iPad, but now they sit there, gathering dust, because you miss the feel (and smell) or the real thing, and computer works just fine.

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        You don’t really care whether you’re an early adopter or a late comer. None of the things defines you, and you’re okay with that.

        13. You value the company of those much older than you.

        You want to drink in their wisdom and you hang on their every word as they tell you stories of their youth. You laugh at their accounts of old trends, and cry at the war stories, you reminisce with them about long lost loves, and actually listen to their pearls of wisdom.

        At a time when we seem to have less and less time for the more mature among us, the old soul has nothing but time to give. That’s because you appreciate what they have to share, and let’s be honest, you secretly wish for a time when life seemed so simple.

        14. You are the epitome of calm.

        You are the steadfast one, the one neither swayed, nor toppled, even in a crisis. You probably say things like, “Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast,” and tell people to “Get a grip!”

        To everyone else, you appear disconnected, but to those who know you well, you’re actually hard at work, you just work differently.

        You’ve learned that nothing actually gets done if everyone is running around losing their heads; someone needs to be the calm force. This is just how you make sense of what is happening.

        You stop. Wait. Listen. Then decide what steps to take next.

        15. You truly understand what it means to give.

        To you, there’s no better way to live, than to give.

        Giving your time, or money or those things you simply have no need for is the most rewarding thing anyone can do with their short time on earth. It isn’t an ego thing, far from it.

        For you, giving is the purest act of love. Plus, you see no point in holding on to things you cant take with you, so you’re more than happy to travel light!

        Featured photo credit: Portrait of fashionable well dressed man with beard posing outdoors looking away, confident and focused mature man in coat standing outside at sunny evening, elegant fashion model via shutterstock.com

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