The key to achieving the best in life is cultivating some daily habits for staying positive. The positive mindset is like lighting up a dark room in the depth of the night. This does not only bring a bright outlook and disposition to life but also a joyful sensation to the heart. Optimism is power; it energizes and quickens the soul to push on and overcome challenges.
In a world ravaged by disasters and blisters, staying positive is the least of our troubles. However, the way to victory in this seemingly damned world is positivism. Every day may not be good, but there is always something good in every day. Hence, you must decide to be positive and optimistic about life. You have the power to choose how you respond to challenges and failures. Your gloom is not because of circumstances around you; it is your choice. Choose right. Cultivate daily habits to stay positive and enjoy a hitch-free life. These daily habits will help you stay positive.
- Ask the right questions
Both negative and positive disposition to issues erupt from the kind of questions you ask. Optimistic people do not limit their questioning to the problem; they ask questions that would take them out of the problem.
Sometimes, you may feel restless and troubled, but find it difficult to fish out the clog. In such moments, your questioning should enable you figure out what is missing or where you have missed it. When there are lots of issues on the mind, listing them lightens the heart. And it’s easier to order them in relation to their gravity.
Also, while pondering over the way out, your plans should begin with what is available. What do you have at hand? How can you use it to change the situation? If you are unemployed, think about your skills and how you can exert them to turn the table around.
When we ask the right questions, we will discover that the mountain is not as unconquerable as we are made to believe.
- Create a positive environment
The truth is that there is no positive environment. You just must create one. Your environment influences your experience, attitude and goals in life. When you surround yourself with positive souls, positive vibes flow naturally. Energies and optimism are contagious. So, make it a daily habit to define your circle and relate with the right people.
- Be grateful
Thanksgiving shouldn’t wait till the end of the month or till you get a ‘dancing shoe’ to roll in the air on December 31st. Be grateful at every moment. Be grateful for who you are. Be grateful for where you are. Be grateful for those around you.
Zig Ziglar wrote “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” Thankfulness is the highest form of thought, gratitude is happiness doubled with wonder.
Oprah Winfrey adds, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” When you begin to count your blessings, you will soon discover you have achieved more than you have ever imagined.
- Give a hand to others
There is this joy and fulfilment that accompanies helping others. This is because we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. Martin Luther King Jr. says, “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.”
Hence, make the effort to put a smile on someone’s face daily. It’s magical and contagious. No one who finds pleasure in helping others is useless in this world. There is joy and fulfilment in being helpful.
- Don’t neglect your physical self
Though a sorrowful heart weakens the bones, a healthy bone gladdens the soul. Pay attention to exercise and good meal. When you work out and stay active on a regular basis, it’s not just a coincidence that you feel less stressed out, less anxious, and generally happier.
Exercise releases happy chemicals (dopamine) into your brain. Also, when you exercise, you’re actually subjecting yourself to a low-level form of stress by raising your heart rate and triggering a burst of hormonal changes. Exercise leaves you energized, strong, and more independent and confident to face whatever hurdle before you. It also eases anxiety.
Also, eating a good meal as well as having enough resting time reduces stress and makes you more positive.
The most important thing about maintaining a daily positive attitude is to be proactive. The key ingredient is taking action each day to stay positive.