Adapted from this article:
  1. There are many ways to be more positive in your life, even when you’re experiencing sadness, anger, or challenges.
    Research suggests that we have powerful capabilities to choose positive emotions and ways of thinking.
  2. Many of our experiences in life are a result of how we interpret and respond to our surroundings.
    Fortunately, rather than repressing or trying to “get rid” of negative feelings, we can choose to interpret and respond to them differently. It will take practice and perseverance!
  3. Here are ways that can help nurture a positive perspective!
    1. Start With Yourself. 2. Surround Yourself With Positive Influences. 3. Avoid Negative Influences.
  4. Accept where you are.
  5. Make goals.
  6. Practice loving-kindness meditation.
  7. Keep a journal.
  8. Practice active gratitude.
  9. Use self-affirmations.
  10. Cultivate optimism.
  11. Learn to reframe negative experiences.
  12. Use your body.
    Your body and your mind are intimately connected. If you’re struggling to feel positive, it could be because your body is working against you. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy has shown that your posture can even affect the levels of stress hormones in your body.
  13. Get some exercise.
  14. Create life from within.
  15. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  16. Use the Law of Attraction.
  17. Do things you love to do.
  18. Surround yourself with friends.
  19. Show compassion to others.
  20. Find an optimistic quote or saying and keep it in your wallet or pocket.
  21. See a therapist.
  22. Steer clear of bad behavior and negativity so that it will not rub off on you.
    Humans are highly susceptible to “emotional contagion,” meaning that the feelings of those around us influence our own.
  23. Challenge negative thoughts.
  24. Deal with past traumas.
  25. Don’t be afraid of failure.
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