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5 ways to practice positivity

Being positive does not mean ignoring difficulties and bad experiences. It means acknowledging them, learning from them, doing better, and using the knowledge gained to improve. With this state of mind, though you might experience negative emotions and go through unpleasant experiences, you will not lose your spirit or give up.It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are 4 simple yet powerful ways on how you can get started. 

1 Be kind to yourselves: For many, even though it may be easy to show compassion to others, it may be hard to accept, embrace, and be compassionate toward ourselves.  Often it's easy to blame oneself, feel sorry, and/or put oneself down. It is only through being able to let go, have compassion for oneself, and self-encouragement that we can pursue a path of positivity. It is our trials and tribulations that make us who we are. Without compassion for ourselves we never find the awareness that allows us to nurture our true self.

2. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one: Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. Ignore and reject negative thoughts that enter the mind. It takes about 30 seconds of dwelling on a thought for it to enter our deeper consciousness. You can train your brain to reject these thoughts, stopping them before they can take hold. Release those thoughts from your mind and do not allow them back in. This is something that can be practiced and improved on over time. 

3. Connect with Yourselves: Life is a process of ongoing transformation spurred by the interlinked qualities of curiosity, purpose, and courage. When you know yourself, you can act with a confidence that is your own. The better you understand the nature of ourselves, the better you can connect with yourselves.

4. See the positive side of every situation :This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.