It is so hard to remain positive all of the time.
Things just turn up sometimes to derail our positive way of thinking. It happens
When negativity strikes, we all need a little help so it is always good to have an arsenal of ideas in reserve that we can draw on if the need arises
1. Journal how you feel
I guess that this is one of my favourite ideas and has helped me loads of times. I find it particularly useful in the mornings when the reality of the day seems overwhelming.
It is funny really because I can go to bed feeling really inspired by something and then a whole pack of negativity gremlins seem to get to work in my head during the night. By morning, the world is a negative, uncertain place.
Writing about how I feel first thing really helps. It opens up my writing brain too.
2. Have a change of scenery
There was a time when I could happily spend hours in my house undisturbed, but since I have started to work from home, being here a lot of the time has become a bit of a double edged sword sometimes.
Whilst I love my home, I also know the value getting out of it to work somewhere different for a bit. A local coffee shop is a great place for me. It brings a change of perspective which is good for positivity.
3. Chat to someone
When negativity strikes, it can be difficult to stay objective. Having someone to chat with who can help to point out the positive aspects of a situation can really help.
Sometimes we just need a few minutes time out when negativity strikes. Doing a meditation allows us to suspend our thoughts for a short period of time. It can help to bring back positive thoughts
5. Do something off of your to-do list
A quick win back to positivity is doing something from your to-do list.
There is something quite satisfying about being able to put a big line through an item that you have completed.
For me, action always breeds positivity.
Have you tried any of the ideas before? Do you have any others you have tried? Share them with us in the comments below