Everyone experiences struggles, but positive people don’t let the struggles bring them down. Positive and negative people respond differently, negative people tend to dwell on the bad. What they don’t realize is by dwelling in it, they are restricting themselves from the good. Positive people take bad experiences and do their best to find the good in them.
Positive people realize that toxic relationships only prevent personal growth. They know their worth and they understand that toxic relationships only bring them down. They surround themselves with other positive people and known when it’s time to eliminate bad relationships and create space for healthy ones.
Truly positive people know that one of the keys to happiness is simply living in the moment. Yes, physically you are living in the moment, but mentally you may be focusing on the past or the future. Living in the moment allows you to be grateful for your life in this very moment. Positive people allow themselves to be happy and resist the urge to look back at the past and think about the future.
Do you always have an excuse for everything? Maybe you have a tendency on blaming others for things that happen in your life. If so, you are playing the victim. Positive people take their life in their own hands. They understand that if they are unhappy it is up to them to take action and make changes. They don’t rely on other people to fulfill their happiness.
Positive people are grateful for everything that comes their way. For instance, after a breakup, instead of allowing themselves to become down, they realize they are grateful for the good times and the bad relationship was a good lesson learned. Or, instead of stressing out over their workload, they are grateful that they have a job in the first place. Positive people also appreciate the things most people take for granted and love life for what it is.
Positive people understand the importance of forgiveness. As hard as it may be, they forgive themselves and others regardless of the circumstances. Positive people recognize that holding onto negative feelings is a burden to carry and in turn promotes negative emotions. Get Up explains, “forgiveness allows you to put the burden down. And simply walk away from it. Free.”
Positive people recognize meditation as an act of healing and rejuvenation. It helps relieve any negativity that may be weighing you down. “Researchers have shown, some 95% of our thoughts are repetitive, and 80% negative (MindBodyGreen).” Meditation is a practice that helps eliminate those negative thoughts. It also increases self-confidence, helps reduce anxiety, improves concentration and reduces stress.
Positive people don’t allow their fears to get the best of them. They accept their fears for what they are and instead of dwelling on them, they admit to themselves that the fear is a part of them. Positive people embrace opportunities even if they cause fear within them. They perceive fearful opportunities as a chance to learn and grow.
Kindness is contagious and positive people spread it to help others without expecting to receive anything back in return. Whether it’s holding the door open for others or doing volunteer work, positive people enjoy making others happy, this in turn makes them happy. Fact: “The Corporation for National Service used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that states with high volunteer rates had lower rates of heart disease. And the Journal of Health Psychology correlated volunteerism to delayed mortality—basically the people who volunteered lived longer (chiroone.net)."
They focus on success, happy events and things that bring them joy. Positive people refuse to let anything bring them down. They set out for positive results and don’t stop until they achieve them. Positive people understand that to create their own happiness they need to improve the value of their life and this will result in further joy and fulfillment.