Cultivate Positivity

How do you cultivate positivity in your life?

I sometimes feel like I have an eternally pessimistic attitude. I like to think I am being positive, but deep down I think I fail at that. I feel like I am constantly on the defence – like something bad is always going to happen to me. Or like people’s actions against me are always “bad” when really they are just neutral and I see them as negative. Or maybe I’m not looking for the good in most situations.

I know that the lack of exercise in my life lately may be somewhat to blame for my more pessimistic attitude. But there has to be more! What do those eternally positive people do or think that makes them so upbeat and ambitious?  I really wish I knew what was needed to stay on the upslope all the time. I don’t like appearing negative all the time. 

I need to change. Any suggestions?

9 thoughts on “Cultivate Positivity

  1. The single most helpful thing to me was this book of brief practices to do every day. I can’t underscore enough how greatly diminished was my anxiety, and enhanced was my hopefulness.

    (This is exactly why it’s time for me to revisit the book and get back into the practice.)

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  2. It is a choice you have to make every day, and keeping yourself surrounded by positive people and positive affirmations are small suggestions I have. I’m an overly positive person and make a point every day to fill my mind with positives and positive affirmations! And, I smile, even when I don’t want to 🙂

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      • It really does, they aren’t kidding with the “fake it until you make it”, because a fake smile really does sent the feel good chemicals through your body. And then reinforcing the good in your life with affirmations and daily gratitude helps wire your brain differently. This year (as it will be harder than most for me) I am keeping a gratitude journal and writing down 3 things I am grateful for every day. Sometimes it is 3 lines and sometimes it is half a page 🙂


  3. For me I push the negative away. I spent a lifetime being sad and depress. I’m still haunted, in fact the poem I posted today is full of sadness but I fight it. I believe my happiness is in my power and to be sad or depressed is a choice I don’t want to make. I use to think my sadness came from other people but the reality is I internalize what vibe they give off and most of the time their vibe has nothing to do with me. When I start to feel sad I shake it off, it’s not easy and sometimes it takes longer than others to shake off. But think happy and catch that happy feeling that’s yours.

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