How to stay positive

Staying positive in life is a conscious decision that you have to make on a daily basis. You can become and stay positive with some practice, patience, and perseverance. Even when you’re experiencing sadness, anger, or challenges rather than repressing or trying to get rid of negative feelings, you can choose to interpret and respond to them differently.

In this blog post, we will be discussing how to stay positive in life.  

What is positivity?

Positivity is a state of mind in which you choose to focus on the good in any given situation. It’s a choice to focus on the positive aspects of your life and the people in it.

It’s about finding joy in the everyday moments and being resilient when things don’t go your way.

Positivity has been shown to have many benefits for both your physical and mental health. It can improve your immune system, decrease stress, and increase lifespan.

How to stay positive?

One of the most important things you can do in life is to stay positive. No matter what happens, always look on the bright side and remain optimistic.

Here’s how to stay positive and enjoy your life. Hopefully, these tips will help you gain a new perspective and be more enthusiastic about life.  


1. Practice Gratitude

If you’re looking for a way to add more positivity to your life, one of the best things you can do is to start practicing gratitude. Each day, take a few moments to write down three things that you’re thankful for. Doing this will help you to appreciate the good things in your life, and you’ll start to see the world in a more positive light.

It can be anything from the simple things in life, like a good cup of coffee, to the bigger things, like your health or a loving family.

Focusing on the positive things in your life is a great way to boost your mood and add more happiness to your day. And it’s so easy to do! So why not give it a try?

2. Focus On What You Want

Whatever your mind focuses on expands! If you focus on problems, the number of problems in your life will increase. Do you want to increase your problems in your life? Nobody wants that.

So, why focus on the things that you don’t want in your life? Shift your focus to the good things in your life, things that matter most in your life.

Focus on your health, wealth, success, and happiness!

3. Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Comparing yourself to others can lead your life to darkness and unhappiness. By comparing you create your self-image as a person who is incapable of making life better.

You cannot live a happy life with a negative self-image of yourself. The only comparison you should make is how is your life today than yesterday.

Everyone has their own skills, talents, and capacities to accomplish and achieve things in their life. You should focus on doing the things you like and keep improving yourself and your life every day.

4. Associate With Positive People

To be able to stay positive it is essential to associate with positive people who will help you to stay positive in negative situations. Surround yourself with people who will support you and lift you instead of dragging you down.

Find out the most negative people in your circle and think about how you can start spending less time with those people and if possible avoid being with them.

Spend more of your time with the most positive people in your life. When you surround yourself with such people, they influence you with their positive talks and outlooks. A circle of such people affects your thinking and changes your attitude to a positive one.

5. Be Cheerful

Cheerfulness can bring positivity to your life. The very simple and easy act of smiling actually makes you feel better.

Bad moods and a depressed state of mind can affect your everyday activities. But cheerful disposition and enthusiasm enable you to live life with joy and happiness.

Cultivate the habit of being pleasant to people and situations. It will relieve your stress. You feel happy and motivated to stay positive. 

6. Always Try To Find A Positive Side In A Negative Situation

You have to remember that nothing is all negative all the time and everything has some positives. It’s just sometimes that you have to look a bit harder.

We can’t control what happens to us, but one thing we can control is how we respond to that.  When you are in a negative situation look for the positive side in it, you may find something that is positive about that situation; you may find one opportunity within that adversity.

We usually get disappointed in a difficult situation. Allow yourself to process the thoughts and feelings that arise in the situation but don’t let yourself descend into misery. You can also try mediation or visualization exercises to calm your mind and focus on the positive.

So, whenever you encounter a difficult or negative situation in your life: stop, breathe and think, and then respond wisely, most positively!

7. Exercise And Sleep Well

Good sleep and a good workout can have a big impact on our minds and body.

The study says that physical activity helps to fight depression. Exercising daily and getting proper sleep make our mood better. It keeps us in better shape and boosts our self-esteem.

When you don’t get enough sleep, your mind starts developing more negative thoughts and negativity takes over your mind.

Good Sleep helps your mind to stay focused, positive and productive.

8. Take Criticism In A Healthy Way

One of the most common things that can hold you back from doing what you want to do in life is CRITICISM. No matter what you are doing or going to do in life, you have to face criticism. It’s inevitable. But, if you want to stay positive and grow in your life, you will have to learn to handle it in a healthy way.

Don’t respond to criticism right away. Take some time to think. There may be something that you can learn from that criticism. Moreover, remember that criticism isn’t always about you because sometimes people criticize someone or something just because they are frustrated. In such cases, try to understand the reason for that criticism instead of taking it personally. You shouldn’t take everything personally if you want to live a good and happy life.

9. Avoid Negative Thinking

You don’t have to be happy all the time to be positive. If you want to feel positive, avoid worrying thoughts. Allowing your mind to focus on negatives isn’t just unpleasant; it also can make you less effective in dealing with any tasks of your life.

Instead of negative or worrisome thoughts, try to shift your focus to the positive aspects. With practice, you will be able to train your brain to focus only on the important things and positive aspects of your life.

10. Speak Daily Affirmations

Affirmations are positive thoughts or statements that can help to remove negativity and overcome self-sabotaging.  One can start noticing positive changes in his/her life when he/she starts repeating the affirmations on a daily basis.

Affirmations may sound unrealistic, but they do make a remarkable impact on changing our minds in a positive direction. They can build confidence and improve the outlook of a person.

The study says self-affirmation may also help to reduce the effects of stress and improve problem-solving ability.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, now you know how to stay positive. But knowing these tips for staying positive won’t help you unless you put them into practice. 

Also, you need to remember that everything doesn’t always go the way you plan in life. There will always be a bad day, there will always be ups and downs in life, and there will always be something or someone to make you feel down.

You need to change your mindset and think positively to make things positive in your life. No matter what happens; always try to look for the positive side in any situation or adversity.

Moreover, you can collect some positive thinking affirmations and positive thinking quotes, and read them every day. This may help keep a positive attitude all the time.

Success and happiness are inevitable for those who have a positive outlook and stay positive in life!   

Stay positive to stay on track and accomplish your goals in life!

Best of Luck!