Your energy introduces you before you speak. Being positive and bringing forth good energy is an attractor. Your positivity has an effect on every aspect of your life, including how it impacts the people around you. When you are happy, the best version of you shows up! As result, you naturally become a better parent, spouse, friend, co-worker, manager, or quite simply, a better human being.
So, how does being positive contribute to being a healthier you? Here are a few ways….
Positivity improves your wellness
To inject more happiness in your life leads to a better outcome in the small things you do every day. The first step is to have an awareness around how much power you give a thought. According to the Mayo Clinic, positive thoughts and emotions are shown to boost your health by lowering heart rate, blood pressure and levels of stress. When the negative emotions are triggered, like anger or fear, your body will begin production of a hormone called adrenaline, which sends a fight or flight signal. When negative thoughts over rule the positive, is often when things go south in how we choose to manage our emotions and behaviors.
Positivity inspires better decision making
Having a positive outlook on life helps position you to make better decisions. Because of the positive mindset, you are able to think more clearly and manage through given obstacles in your path. It also helps you identify and select what is going to be your best option in difficult situations; call a friend, mentor or coach to seek greater wisdom.
Positivity increases your satisfaction in life
Living in the fast lane in life can be consuming, so why not focus on the positive that it can bring. Positivity is contagious. Starting your day with a smile can have a domino effect on those around you. When you make a conscious decision to focus on the positive things, you are able to absorb all the amazing things around you. It allows you to have more creative and mindful moments that lend to achieving a greater sense of satisfaction in life.
So, how to you shift your energy to become more positive? It requires an action plan. Below are a few tips to help get you started.
- Positive Self Talk
The average human has around 40,000 thoughts a day and the most of them are negative. When you feel yourself starting down that path and can hear yourself think; this is never going to happen…reframe the thought into a positive like sounds like this, how can I make this happen. It’s like your sending your brain a new signal and message.
- Be Open to Change
Change is something we naturally fear because there is uncertainty and its association to fear. Change can bring a lot of positive, you just have to open and vulnerable to accepting it into to your life.
- Align Yourself with Positive People
You’ve heard the old saying, birds of a feather flock together. Happiness and joy are contagious. The more you surround yourself with positive people, the more positive energy you will attract and reflect.
- Schedule time to have fun!
Give yourself permission to smile and enjoy positive emotion. Plan an activity that you love to do and practice being present in that moment. It’s those little moments allow you to absorb the good vibes!
- Take Note of Daily Mindful Moments
These are moments that ground you in what’s important in your life. It can be something small or big. You can journal them in a book or take pictures with your phone as a reminder of all the positive things you have in your life, create a vision board so you can see your goals and dream in a promenade place to motivate you to achieve them.
According to a study done by Phillippa Lally, a health psychology researcher at University College London, it takes between 18 days to 254 days to establish a new habit. Be sure to practice consistently in order to accelerate your powerbase of positivity to the nth degree!