Keeping a positive mindset can feel difficult. Some days are better than others, some days it’s easier said than done. We all have those moments where we don’t even realize that we’re thinking negatively until we find ourselves in a bad mood. Here are some tips I’ve been following recently to train myself to switch my thoughts from negatives to positives.
Focus on the present
Overthinking the past or worrying about the future never ends well. You can’t change what you’ve done in the past & you can predict what’s going to happen in the future. but you can control what’s happening right now. Taking a minute to think before you act will help you to focus on the current situation & allow you to handle it appropriately.
It’s ok to admit that things suck right now
Trying to pretend everything is wonderful while it feels like the whole world is falling apart can be difficult. Learning to recognize that a situation sucks will allow you to focus on the positives in the situation. So like right now, we’re all stuck in lockdown, feeling like we’re going crazy. But we can use this time to spend time with our loved ones, drop a message to a friend you’ve been meaning to contact, get those chores done on your list that you never got around to.
As much as we love it, we have to admit that at times, social media can be very toxic to our mental health. Switching off from technology for a few hours a day can allow you to focus on the world around you.
If you continuously compete others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better.
Get Moving Outside
Get out for a walk, go for a run, this is a sure-fire way to change your mood. Working out at home is great especially since the gyms are currently shut. However, it’s still so important to get outdoors. Getting the fresh air and exercise that we need can help us think more clearly and positively. While on that walk try to find 5 things that you could be inspired by, that could be flowers, the sky, birds, whatever makes you stop and think, wow nature is really amazing.
Always keep learning
It’s so important to keep your brain engaged on a daily basis. Never allow yourself to stop learning new things. Whether it be through reading, videos, podcasts, online tutorials, or classes, there is an abundance of knowledge available at our fingertips. We have no excuse to stop learning.
Let me know if you have any tips that you do to help keep a positive mindset! While you’re here also, check out my post on taking time to be happy.
Until next time, Louise xo