14 Steps to Live Positively

It is proven that positivity does more than just reflect a successful and happy life, making an effort to be positive produces success and happiness. Positivity includes emotions like love, joy, amusement, gratitude, serenity, interest, inspiration, awe, and connection.  It gives you the attitudes that lead to open minds, open hearts, and relaxation. Below are 14 small, simple things you can do to live more positively.

  1.  Practice Gratitude – It is impossible to feel stressed and thankful at the same time. Gratitude is like muscle, the more you exercise it the stronger it gets. So, take 10 minutes each day to make a list for whom and what you are thankful. You will fill your body and brain with costless and priceless anti-depressants.
  2.  Take a Walk of Gratitude – Do this each morning and you’ll feel good all day long.
  3.  Turn off the News – most of it is bad, so why surround yourself with negative images?
  4.  Smile More – It uplifts you, and those around you. Remember, it’s easier to smile than to frown. A smile uses 17 muscles, a frown, 43.
  5.  Focus on Get to vs Have to – “I get to take out the trash” vs. “I have to take out the trash.”
  6.  Read uplifting books or stories
  7.  Get together with a positive, uplifting person.
  8.  Reach Out – Call or visit someone who has made a difference in your life and thank them (research shows this is a huge happiness booster)
  9.  Write a few Thank You Notes Today – When you thank others you feed them and yourself.
  10. Watch a funny movie that makes you belly laugh.
  11.  Work on your I.V.V.M – Idealize, Visualize, Verbalize, Materialize – create a big-picture vision for your future and dream about the life you want to create. Today dream about your future and it will feed you with positivity now.
  12.   Be a Coach – Coaches bring out the best in others. The best coaches mentor, encourage, praise, inspire, and lead with optimism and positivity. Today, feed others and yourself with positivity by being a coach.
  13.  Start a Success and Gratitude Journal – Write down the one great thing about your day. The more you look for success, and are grateful for it, the more you will find it.
  14. Decide to Make a Difference – When you help other people with their problems you forget about your own.

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog give me a call at 305-899-9963 or email me at [email protected] and we’ll make it happen.

Coach John

“Living beyond the ordinary”

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