In times of anxiety or stress, it is easy to lose sight of the positive in our life. Here are 5 simple habits that will help you stay positive in life.
Write down the positives
Although it sounds simple, being aware of the many things to be grateful for is a sign of happiness. Don’t leave anything out. Make a list of all the things that make you feel happy and safe, starting from enjoying your roof and clean bedding, passing through the food that you eat, to the most luxurious things such as clothes, car, jewelry, etc. Put a copy of the list throughout the house, in your bedroom, kitchen and even in the office. When you tend to feel down, pull the list and remind yourself how lucky you really are.
Change one thing every day
We tend to move in smaller and smaller circles, and we become so entrenched in our routine that we do not notice the positives in our lives. We may lack the capacity to cope so no change to this routine occurs. To prevent this from happening, try to change one thing in your routine every day. Small changes could include brushing your teeth with your left hand, changing your way to work, sleeping on the other side of the bed, drinking coffee without sugar, etc.
Set daily goals
You need to feel a sense of accomplishment every day to strengthen your belief in yourself, which is something a boring routine doesn’t provide. These small goals, such as helping the elderly or orphans, losing weight, or exercising, may be catalysts for greater achievement.
Making the right decisions
We may make some wrong decisions in our life just because it’s easier and safer. Often we allow situations to control us rather than control the situation. This is often caused by laziness and fear of change. Sometimes, coping with difficult situations and thinking logically, without emotion, helps you find a workable solution.
Manage your expectations
Anticipating the negatives and positives and establishing a realistic preconceived approach helps reduce feelings of anxiety, frustration and panic when facing any calamity or disaster. This way, you can learn about what you can and cannot control, but look for a solution or simply adapt or control the situation.