5 Steps On How To Stay Positive

I would say that I’m a pretty positive person. At least I think I am. I try and not let stressful situations bother me too much and it’s only on a rare occasion that I will feel really down in the dumps. I’ve been living my life in a more positive way over the past year due to me no longer working in a stressful environment. With that said I thought it might be a good idea to share some tips on to stay positive so you can be happy in everything you do.

Start your day on a happy note

Wake up and just be grateful for a new day, there is no need to not to a grumpy morning into a good one. Start the day on a high note, your happiness and confidence just naturally follows suit. I like to take my time in the morning. If that means waking up a little earlier to read some blog posts or just spending a little extra time putting on make-up, Just do it! And also tell yourself that it’s going to be a brilliant day.

Spend more time with people who make you happy

You might have heard that being around negative people is bound to influence your mood. This is completely true as hanging around negative people will only cause you to feel negative in some way as well. The worst things you can do is feed into someone else’s negativity. Instead my advice would be to, try to limit your time with these types of people and don’t take their burdens onto your own shoulders. On the other hand happy people, lift your spirits and bring so much joy to your life. Think about the types of people you want to surround yourself with and if you can, make adjustments to your circle of friends *, it will benefit your own mental health.

(* I’m not say by the way, you need to stop being friends with the negative people. Just perhaps make them aware and if they are beyond help – their nothing you can do so move on. I’d been there.)

If something bothers you, deal with it

Something my mum use to say to me when I was younger, dwelling on something only extends the course of negative thinking. If something comes up that puts you in bad spirits,  dealing with a situation and move on to something that make you happy. I  “stay in the present moment” is the best phrase to remember.

Don’t get wrapped up in other people’s problems/drama

Other people will always have their problems and drams. They appreciate a shoulder to cry on or perhaps a comment on their Facebook status, but the key thing to remember here is to not let those problems/drama become a part of your own life. Do whatever you can to help out a friend, but taking on their own issues will only transfer some of that negativity to your own life. Remember that it will work out in the end and that for the mean time you can support them, but try not to let their emotions or problems affect your own life or way of living.

Sleep more

There have been study showing how sleeping has a direct impact on how we operate through out the day. Getting the recommended amount of sleep will not only aid in your mental health but would make you less grumpy in the morning and your energy will also be improved; allowing you to go about your day with a bounce in your step.

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58 Comments
  • Sleep is such a boon! I think I’m a sleep addict.

  • Tori Gabriel
    May 16, 2016

    Some great tips here. I totally agree with not surrounding yourself with negative people. My sister can be like that so I try to limit conversation as she is such hard work.

  • Renna Creighton
    May 16, 2016

    I try and be positive as much as I can, but I agree, other people’s negative attitudes can really put you in the dumps. And the worst bit, is then they don’t realise and they actually think you’re the miserable one…..

  • Joanna
    May 16, 2016

    Great tips I really need to start sleeping more. I like the idea of starting the day on a positive note.

  • Gill Jacob
    May 16, 2016

    Great post, made me more happy just reading it!!! Thanks x

  • Nora
    May 16, 2016

    I really like this post! These are good tips 🙂

  • Allie
    May 16, 2016

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

    xo

    Allie

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  • Rachel Mouton
    May 16, 2016

    These are great tips! I always try to start my day on a happy note and it helps a lot 🙂

  • Ivanna
    May 16, 2016

    These are excellent tips. Starting the day with a grateful heart always works for me.

  • HomeJobsbyMOM
    May 16, 2016

    I know sleeping more always gives me the best chance for a good day. If I am tired watch out.

  • nicopuegher
    May 16, 2016

    This is very inspiring for me, today is Monday and I want to start the week as good as possible. Dealing with something that bother us could be hard from time to time because we cannot deal with it for some reasons or is far beyond our control, same with sleeping more but I think that a good sleep is one of the most important things to stay positive, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Amber-Lee
    May 16, 2016

    Great reminders!! Meditation and visualizations are my fav ways! xo

  • Beautyqueenuk
    May 16, 2016

    Sleeping is always great, in my opniion you can never have too much x

  • Katie
    May 16, 2016

    I love posts like this so much <33 I agree with all your points, every one of them. Being around people that makes you happy especially. Nothing worse than soul sucking people just leaching off you!

    Katie | Words By Katie

  • Kelly
    May 16, 2016

    Keep staying positive. Love the bit about more sleep!

  • tara pittman
    May 16, 2016

    I need to do the sleep more thing. I tend to be crabby without sleep and it affects my positive.

  • Shannon Paige
    May 16, 2016

    Great tips! Also, eating healthier and exercising helps me a lot. My day is always better when I start it by getting my smoothie ready and my lunch made in a healthy way 🙂 *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

  • Amy Jones
    May 16, 2016

    I think I need to focus more on the people that make me happy, they bring me so much joy but I’m always so BUSY haha, loved this post!

  • Dia
    May 16, 2016

    Such great suggestions. I will be sharing. This may seem simple but these actions can have huge benefits. For me I get up earlier if I wake up and just watch something funny before getting out of bed and facing the day. Start the day with a laugh.

  • Jenni Grainger
    May 16, 2016

    Great tips and totally agree with you. There is always something to be grateful for and that should be focused on x

  • Aimee-Ellar Charlotte Bye
    May 16, 2016

    I totally agree with all of these, but often the simplest things are hardest to do when you have a busy life. I’m lucky that working from home means I see the people I care about a lot, but they have lives too. I wish I could sleep more for sure!

  • Leanne Dolan
    May 16, 2016

    These are some great points. Starting the day well is a good positivity boost in my opinion. A good night’s sleep and decent breakfast to start the day!

  • Moderate Mum
    May 16, 2016

    Great list! Its amazing the difference sleep makes. I also realised last year how much energy I was giving to negativity and negative people!

  • Anosa
    May 16, 2016

    Great tips, I too am a positive person by nature but we all have an odd day or two here and there. I prefer to sleep and leave my worries be or do something that I enjoy like blogging

  • Ana De Jesus
    May 16, 2016

    Its true I think that surrounding yourself with positive people does make you feel happier.At uni there were a few of my ‘close friends’ who I realized were actually very toxic and I feel so much happier without them in my life.

  • Becci
    May 16, 2016

    Amazing tips! I too am trying to be more positive, fab post! Xx

  • Heidi ~ morethan3wishes.com
    May 16, 2016

    I love all of these ideas. I have found that staying away from negativity as much as possible is a huge help in keeping my attitude positive and focused in the right direction. More sleep is always a good thing! 🙂

  • Jasmine Eclipse
    May 16, 2016

    I love posts like this! I’m also a pretty positive person overall, but little reminders like these put a smile on my face and push me to be an even happier and more grateful person.

    Jasmine / http://www.jasminekeclipse.com

  • Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu
    May 16, 2016

    Awesomness! It’s brilliant that you motivate action not just reads.
    Very cool points, highly inspiring.
    Enjoyed this very much

  • Helen
    May 17, 2016

    Great post. My nicknames at work have been Eeyore and Negatron haha so I needed this. Thank you!

    Helen
    Tea in the Tub

  • Mai C.
    May 17, 2016

    Sleep makes me one happy girl. Lol. I get too cranky when I’m sleepy and I’m not allowed to sleep yet. That normally ruins my positive aura. I love these others steps too, they are quite effective.

  • Shumaila Jaffer
    May 17, 2016

    I’m a pretty positive person generally, but i love all those ideas 🙂

  • Pritam Dash
    May 17, 2016

    Such an inspiring post….really loved it…….keep going

  • Creativity with Kay
    May 17, 2016

    I’d totally agree with you on all these ways to be positive especially having to stay a bit off from negative people. That actually used to affect my happiness a lot. On another note, how do you get those stats to show on your post? Seems pretty good, and I could use them 🙂

  • Karla Ramos
    May 17, 2016

    That tip with spending more time with positive people? Very accurate, never fails, just ask me. I was glad I could keep a circle of fun colleagues and high school friends that keep me afloat and optimistic.

  • Aishwarya
    May 17, 2016

    Great post! At times, I’ve noticed that when I get involved in other people’s problems, I somehow milk the sadness the entire day by comparing everything. Really thought provoking! 🙂

  • Lexie Lane
    May 17, 2016

    These are great tips. I need to get at least 7 hours of sleep, otherwise, I’m grumpy.

  • Shannon Peterson
    May 17, 2016

    I think not dwelling on whatever is making me upset, and dealign with it head on is the best thing to do for sure!

  • Maya
    May 17, 2016

    The are great tips!! Its easier to just avoid our problems, but sometimes its more helpful to face them head on!

  • Baby Isabella
    May 17, 2016

    Spend time with people that make you happy is key! Negative people can drain the life out of you!

  • Laura Starner
    May 17, 2016

    These are great tips. I try to surround myself with positive people and I have been trying to get more sleep.

  • Saswati
    May 17, 2016

    These are great tips!! Thanks much for the motivation!! 🙂

  • Ana Fernandez
    May 17, 2016

    Spending more time with people that loves me and make me happy is essential for me! They make me strong!

  • Kathy
    May 17, 2016

    This is such a great post with a lot of great tips. I know I could use more sleep. I’m sure that would help me stay more positive to. I don’t get much sleep at night.

  • Travelerette
    May 18, 2016

    This is great advice! I often find that getting enough sleep helps a lot. And I start every day by watching some Netflix while I do my hair. It puts me in a great mood. Stay positive!

  • Kiwi
    May 18, 2016

    Really helpful tips! People dont understand sleep is linked with mood! I need my sleep or I know I can be cranky or not as responsive to positivity!

  • Amber Myers Mamian
    May 18, 2016

    Thank you… I totally needed this simple reminder. I have been letting something silly get under my skin the past week and its made me feel all kinds of awful. Positivity is a choice and I need to be making it a priority.

  • ckrusch
    May 18, 2016

    Sleeping is definitely a big one for me! I’m always grumpy when I don’t get enough sleep!

  • Fashion Phases
    May 18, 2016

    These are such great tips. I especially like the not get wrapped up in other people’s drama.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms
    May 19, 2016

    These are some great tips!!!! I’m probably one of the more positive people you will meet. Wish I could Get others around me to be more positive

  • Michelle Blackwood
    May 19, 2016

    Love sleeping more, I need to get off this computer and go to bed, lol

  • R U S S
    May 19, 2016

    Starting my day on a positive note and greeting each day with a smile always work for me. This sets my mood and somehow, it kinda tells me how my day will be. I dunno if it’s the same with you but I can usually tell if my day will end up good or bad. It begins with a good night’s sleep and starting my day right.

  • yonawilliams
    May 19, 2016

    I totally agree that starting your morning surrounded by positive energy really sets the mood for the rest of your day. I am a firm believer about the power of positive energy.

  • Sabina Green
    May 21, 2016

    This is a great post, I have had times where I have felt very doom and gloom but it’s important to think about the good stuff and it really does help.

  • Liz Mays
    May 24, 2016

    I’ve been getting much better about sleeping more. It really does make a difference when I get 8 hours. Avoiding drama is important too!

  • Mardene Carr
    May 24, 2016

    So very important to stay positive but yet this eludes so many persons

  • April
    April 24, 2017

    Sleep is my favorite one but being around positive people is the most important for me! Great list.

  • Nadalie
    April 24, 2017

    Hey Anna,

    Love this post too!

    Personally, I avoid other people’s drama like the plague. Aint nobody got time for that.

    Thanks again,

    Nadalie

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