Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Thinking Positively

   
 

THINKING POSITIVELY
Here's how I turn my negatives into positives...

Always take notice of how frequently you put yourself down. When you feel like saying to yourself, "I'm not pretty enough. I'm hopeless. I'm a failure." Stop. And reverse it. When you look in the mirror, always start with a positive thought. If you wouldn't say these things to others, don't say it to yourself.

Be conscious of how social media/magazines/twitter/instagram influence and affect our self-esteem. These days we constantly compare ourselves to others and we often feel that our lives have to be perfect.

Surround yourself with smiles. Be mindful of the people you associate with. Are they negative or positive? Negativity is very contagious and unhappy people love making others feel inadequate too. Keep smiling and be with those who make you happy, worthwhile, positive and help you to keep striving to be the best person you can be.

Never compare yourself with others. We all have different goals and talents, and constantly wanting what other people have is an unhealthy habit. Focus on the good in your life, and learn to love what you do.

Accept yourself and love who you are as a person. It is really important to acknowledge, accept and learn from your mistakes, without repeatedly punishing yourself. Making mistakes and moving forward is an integral part of achieving success.

Bring nature into your life. A vase of freshly cut flowers always seems to boost the positive vibes around us. Walking along the beach always seems to melt those angry vibes away.

Start a 'Strengths Journal'. Create a daily list of your strengths, talents and positive actions. Place them on the fridge. Place them beside your bed. Read them. Internalize them. We tend to believe the negatives, yet ignore the positives. There are people in the world who are always ready to tell us when we don't measure up. So it's vital to regularly remind yourself of your warm smile or your successful day at work (etc). Update your list so that you can see your positives in different ways.

Thinking positively means being authentic. We can't please everyone all the time, but we can surround ourselves with people who love, value and support us.

Get active. Regular exercise increases the production of serotonin, and when you feel good inside, you'll feel and look wonderful on the outside.
Love, Elle xo
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