by Nigel Hilton
Who wouldn’t want a life that was full of sunshine and rainbows all the time? Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case with anybody - however, this doesn't mean you can’t do a few things to improve and maximize the positive experiences you’re currently experiencing in your life. If we didn’t have the ‘bad’ times, then we wouldn’t be able to recognize the good. Plus, there are usually many lessons we can learn from the tough things that we experience. It would be unrealistic to think that you can make it so you never experience heartache or another negative emotion again, but you can definitely make changes so that what you are experience is more joy more regularly.
If you’d like this to be your new reality, read on for some tricks to experience more positivity in your life, fast:
Meditation isn’t something that’s just for monks or hippies. Everybody can utilize meditation for a happier, healthier life. Some people like to meditate for an hour at a time, but that would be pretty unrealistic for somebody who had never meditated before. Instead, why not aim for just 2 minutes? 2 minutes is a teeny tiny portion of your day, and you could even fit it in during your lunch break. There are apps and videos that can help you. Remember, meditating a little is better than not meditating at all!
Figure Out Your Limiting Beliefs
Take a long hard look at yourself and work on figuring out your limiting beliefs. We all have them to some degree - we usually picked them up off our parents and the people we spent the most time around when we were young. You might believe that you’re not good enough, that you can’t be happy until you have a certain job or body weight, or even that you’ll never have enough money. Many people hold multiple beliefs like this and they are nothing but damaging. They hold you back from achieving what you could really achieve.
When you’ve pinpointed what your limiting beliefs are, you need to commit yourself to changing your inner monologue and turning those beliefs around.
Start Taking Better Care Of Your Mental And Physical Health
Both your mental and physical health are super important. Luckily, when you impact one, you can impact the other. For instance, exercise is often thought of as good for the physical body, but it can be great for your mind, too. Things you can do for both include:
Eating more greens
Drinking plenty of water
Getting enough sleep
Finding a type of exercise you enjoy
Pay attention to how you speak to yourself in your head
Get Help If You Need It
There’s absolutely no shame in getting help. You might need help from a counselor, therapist, or even a place like McPhie Law depending on your situation. You don’t have to go it alone - there’s always a solution out there for you.
Do Things You Really Enjoy
Deep down, you know what you enjoy. Paint, read, go biking, join a theater group - whatever you do, make time for doing what you love more!