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5 Lifehacks for a 24/7 Positive Mindset

5  Lifehacks for a 24/7 Positive Mindset

As life goes on, we can all find that things can continue to keep changing, sometimes negatively. Negative situations unfold all the time and leave us unsure of where to go next or what to do, and various other problems can quite easily persist in our lives if we are not careful about what we do. To deal with this, we recommend that you always consider the importance of a happy, positive, and friendly mindset that will allow for effective development and growth of your own personality starting today.

However, there are many ways to look after yourself and to give yourself the chance of a happy, productive future – and most of them can be handled by using a positive, happy mindset. Positivity helps us bridge gaps we would have previously fallen down, and this makes it so much easier for you to get to where you want to be in life, as well as ensure that you can tick all of the right boxes with regards to how you are feeling on a daily basis, maintaining a 24/7 positive mindset along the way;

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1. Positive Perspectives

The first thing that you need to be able to do is be able to look at the world around and work out the right way forward in terms of finding your mentality. Many of us will look at a good situation as a positive, and a bad situation as a negative; but life is never quite so simple. Instead, what you need to consider is how to move forward and how to give yourself a better chance at improving and becoming more comfortable in your mind.

When something bad happens – always look on the bright side of life, regardless of severity.

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2. Exercise Boosts The Mood

Are you struggling to feel comfortable and happy with your future? Then you need to really consider the power of exercise. Feeling sluggish inside will make you look sluggish outside, so it can help to start doing a bit of exercise to get yourself in better shape. Exercise also naturally releases positive endorphins in the bod which will leave you smiling permanently; a bit of exercise burns off calories, but it also burns off the stress and the strains that you are feeling in life at the moment – make this count and really benefit from it in the long-term.

3. Build a Morning Ritual

One thing that can really help you have a good mood permanently is to keep a morning ritual. This helps you get in the mood for the rest of the day. A positive start to the day can help you shield yourself from getting too upset or angry when something does go wrong. If you want to do this properly, then, you do need to open up your morning with a specific ritual. Some go for a swim, some go for a walk, others will read something very specific in the morning; it’s entirely up to you.

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4. Find Positive Friends

You are much like the company that you keep, even if you won’t see it or admit it yourself. If you keep a bunch of negative people around you it becomes much harder to control your life, and feel positive and happy within it. To avoid this, simply try and find some positive minded friends who you can rely upon to keep you in high spirits when you are feeling down.

5. Answers Mean Positivity

Are you someone who tends to answer questions and queries in a negative way? Then it will start to impact on your mentality overall, trust us. Instead, what you should be doing is answering people in the right way; in a friendly, complementary manner that makes you feel happy and the person feel empowered and energized.

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To do this you simply need to use terms that sound really positive – merely referring to something as fantastic is enough to make you believe that it is. It’s simple mind psychology but spoken words really are important to us, so make the most of that to boost your mood.

Does this sound like the kind of mentality that you have and the kind of life that you lead? Then take the time needed to look into these answers and find a level of positivity and happiness that you can be comfortable and secure within.

 

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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