Have you noticed how much better you feel when you are surrounded by all things positive?
Good, good, good, good vibrations!
Did you notice how the mood of the general public was when in the few days in the lead up to and during the Royal Wedding? Did you notice the general mood of when England won on penalty shoot outs at the World Cup? (bet no one thought you would hear that phrase!) Did you notice people’s mood when we got some sunshine? (before it became a heatwave!)
Everyone was happy!
One thing I noticed with all these events was how happy, smiley and cheery we all were. We just couldn’t help ourselves, it was infectious!
How To Change Negative Feelings into Positive Ones
Getting rid of the negative
Have you thought about how you would feel if you could just get rid of 1 negative thing in your life?
Most of the time we are surrounded by negativity, particularly in the news, it doesn’t mean to be negative, but it sometimes is. Whether it’s to do with crime, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, stability with the economy, political uncertainty, the list is endless. But when we do get some good news we feel much better. When the England football team was progressing in the world cup the nation’s spirits were lifted, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex married the nation’s spirits were lifted, even when the South of England has some rain, the spirits lifted.
Turn Off Notifications
Have you thought about turning off your news alerts on your phone? You know the ones I mean, where every little piece of news makes your phone ping, it often makes you sigh or huff. Over the course of a day or week, this can often (without you realising) bring you down. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying “don’t watch the news” but it is amazing, how just filling your day with a positive thought or not checking the news can make you feel, the long-term benefits can be pretty impressive.
I have always very much had a positive outlook that’s just the way I am and I feel that this has had a positive impact on my life and those around me. By not watching the news every 5 minutes, whether via social media, news alerts, website, radio, TV it has made me less snappy, generally calmer and less whingey! We all lead busy lives, do we really have time for continued negativity whether it be the news, or that 1 friend that you might term “toxic” or “negative”. Just by distancing yourself you might start to feel better, more positive, better sleep, less anxious.
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The Mayo clinic quotes “Positive thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress. Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. … Indeed, some studies show that personality traits such as optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your health and well-being.”
Over to you
How do you cope with negativity and what measures do you put in place to help you feel more positive?
I am in the process of putting together some resources to help clients with stress, anxiety and those that need a bit of an uplift. These include some pre-recorded meditations and a meditation guide.
If you need further help and support get in touch today.