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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 March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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