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Quick Tips for Including Positivity in Your Life Every Single Day

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We could all use a boost of positivity in our life now and again – but what about every day? Positivity shouldn’t be a luxury we find every once in a while, but a feeling that we embrace every morning we wake up and every evening when we go to bed.

Still, it can be hard to find positivity among all the stress we struggle with. Between work, family, finances, relationships – it can be hard to keep your chin up. That’s why the little things that make us happy matter, and even a quick way to put a smile on your face is worth it in the end.

Our Positivity List

Here’s a quick, bite-sized list of how you can find happiness every day:

First, consider five things that make you happy. These can be activities, people, objects – what are the five easiest ways to put a smile on your face? Eating pizza? Spending time with your dog? Listening to your vintage vinyl? Now consider how you can more incorporate these things into your life.

Always focus on gratitude. Think of things that you’re thankful for, whether it’s that you get to go home five minutes early or that you’re waking up to live another day. Anything can have a positive spin if you put your mind to it!

Find more ways to relax. When you come home or finish work, figure out a way to physically relax your body. This makes it easier for you to stay positive and also helps to get out unnecessary bodily tension that promotes stress and high blood pressure.

Breathe more. Sometimes controlled, focused breathing can help clear your mind and help you to focus on positivity. Breathing exercises also help to relieve anxiety and prevent/calm panic attacks.

We often put a lot of emphasis on how we think and attach feelings to these thoughts. Instead of putting so much clout on something that we simply think instead of reality, learn to let your thoughts go. The less reality you attach to your supposing thoughts, the more positivity you can place on reality.

Learn to push anxiety-causers away. Things like social media and the news can cause our brains to be plagued with negativity – so know where your limits are and don’t push yourself towards negativity vehicles.

Eat better. Positivity and your hormones have a lot to do with one another, and what you eat directly impacts your hormones levels. Eating better and practicing healthier eating habits can create better chemical balance within your body, making positivity easier.

Meditate. Let go of your negativity through meditation, one of the best ways to get rid of stress and pervasive thoughts.

Get a pet. If you don’t already have a pet, consider getting one. Even something small like a fish or gerbil can give you a bigger sense of purpose and help to relieve stress.

Look for beauty in the world. Whether it’s searching pictures of sunsets on the Internet or appreciating the beauty around you, finding something beautiful in life can help make your day more positive.
Positivity doesn’t have to be elusive. Find positivity around you and you’ll be more focused, centered and blessed every day.

Discovering Your Spiritual Side and How to Nurture It

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Spirituality and religion are often confused. While you can of course associate the two terms, spirituality is more a concept – it’s a state of being; an enlightenment that knows no bounds. Being a spiritual person means surrendering yourself to infinity and peace instead of stress and struggle.

In this case, spirituality is about living a more motivated, peaceful and fulfilled life through a spiritual plane. You don’t have to believe in any one higher power to be spiritual, but you do have to believe in both the existence of something greater and yourself. The great thing about living a spiritual existence is that it doesn’t discriminate – no matter what your walk of life, spirituality can work to make both your life and yourself wholly better.

But with this kind of change comes work. You can’t just throw everything down and announce that you are suddenly spiritually enlightened. It takes effort and changes. Spirituality needs to be nourished in order for it to truly grow within yourself.

First, know your intentions.

Why do you want to be more spiritual? Is it because you feel lost in life, or are you looking for a way to find a calm in your life’s storm? There are many reasons why one might turn to a more spiritual lifestyle, and there’s no one right answer. No matter why you want to be more spiritual in life, you still need to have a concrete reason.

The reason is that spirituality isn’t a catch-all answer to any problem, and it won’t make you a superhero either. While you might eliminate stress in life and renew your sense of clarity, looking to spirituality to completely overhaul your personality and skillset won’t get you what you really need.

Spirituality doesn’t do well with misplaced or false intentions. You have to both be genuine in your want to live spiritually and have a valiant or productive reason to want to change your life.

Start being more positive.

Spirituality and positivity are inherently linked. If you want to know and nourish your spiritual side, start being more positive. It’s not like there’s no room for negative feeling when you’re a spiritual person, but when you’re more at peace with yourself and the world around you, you’re less likely to be irritated, doubtful and stressed.

One way to start absorbing more positive energy and letting go of the outside stress of the world is to start doing more yoga. While it may seem cliché, yoga has been found to help reduce stress and promote overall health and wellness.

Seek spiritual guidance.

Whether your spiritual guide is a priest, a goddess or an Internet community, you should always have someone else to rely on during your spiritual journey. This person, or a place, should be your go-to for information and guidance while on your journey. It’s nearly impossible to be fully spiritually enlightened on your own, so look to someone else to show you the way.

This kind of relationship can help you grow spiritually and also introduce you to a community also going through what you are. Being together under one purpose is also a big component of spirituality that should also be nourished.

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