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How to Instantly Be a More Positive Person

Here is how to have a more positive outlook on life.

Being positive can oftentimes be easier-said-than-done, especially when you are going through a hard time in life. However, being a positive person is not about sweeping your problems under the rug and putting on a fake smile. It is about becoming more resilient to be able to move forward in life. The idea is to take away the positive aspects of a challenging and negative situation. Becoming a more positive person may not happen overnight, but some positive-thinking techniques could help train your brain to look at the brighter side of things. Here are some ways to help you instantly become a more positive person.

Pick a personal mantra and repeat it

Pick a personal mantra that speaks to you and recite it to start your day or when you feeling down about something. It can be a powerful word or an empowering statement. Having a mantra could help remind you that there is light at the end of the tunnel even when you don’t see it.

Learn from your negative thoughts

Most of us are guilty of overanalyzing everything that worries and concern us. All this does is get us more worked up about a situation. The key is to do something useful with your negative thought and use it to problem-solve instead. Focus on finding a solution.

Begin conversations with a positive thought

Use your words with good intentions. Begin your conversations with a positive statement that sets a more optimistic tone. Put out the right energy into the world to get more positive energy back.

Practice gratitude daily

This is a very common tip and may sound trite. However, putting gratitude into practice is important. One study found people who wrote about the things they were grateful for were more optimistic and happier. Keep a gratitude journal and practice it for a month to test out the results and the difference it can make in your life.

Exercise on a regular basis

Exercising regularly can boost your mood in splendid ways. People who worked out for just 10 minutes a week tended to be more cheerful than those who never exercise, according to one study. The key is to incorporate a workout in your lifestyle that is right for you. It can be a simple walk around the neighbourhood, an online workout video, a yoga class, or a swim.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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