I find that people use the word positivity too often and without the right emphasis. To me it seems to be bandied around at will and something for the bandwagon chasers to chase. I find that positivity becomes the exact opposite of what it actually is when it isn’t used to correctly describe an activity for example.
To put it another way, not matter how positive I am scrubbing up in an operating theatre, I’m never going to be able to perform open heart surgery. As positive as I am about the patient in my care, I would pretty much end their life with my positive actions! Open heart surgery requires skill, and years and years of training from a qualified doctor, not just a “muggle” with a positive attitude!
For me being positive and positivity is about a state of mind. It’s about feeling light within myself. Carrying myself differently, walking tall. It’s about smiling. It’s about knowing that my positive state of mind is going to rub off onto the people around you. Like I’m the Pied Piper of Positivity, and those that are touched by it become happy and positive too.
So here are my tips for bringing more positivity into your life…
Junk food is called junk food for a reason… it’s JUNK! All those processed ready meals with all their fat, sugar and salt are no good for you and bring your vibe down. Cook from scratch. Get your veggies from the farmers market and start cooking up the storm!
The odd coffee is fine (I know I couldn’t function without my morning coffee), but remember to drink lots of water and non-caffeinated and fruit teas as well. Bin the sugary caffeinated fizzy drinks. Carbonated drinks play havoc with your bones in later life and they again bring down your vibe.
Watch the alcohol intake
It’s easy to get carried away with drinks especially if you’re out and about with friends. I couldn’t live without my G ‘n’ T, but nowadays it’s about enjoying it for what it is not getting loaded and falling off my heels!
Even if it’s for five minutes in the morning and five in the evening, it “opens” and “closes” your day. There are some great apps available online, but my absolute favourite mediation guru on YouTube is the lovely Aussie Jason Stephenson. I’ve included a mediation from him at the end of this post. So Tune in and Zen out!
Watch your thoughts
It’s easy to overthink things and by doing so get caught up in your head. You don’t have to spend hours and hours monitoring your thoughts BUT as they float into your head, acknowledge them and then let them drift off again.
I’ve talked lots about Mindfulness, and it’s all about being in the present moment. Not in the past, not in the future, but in the NOW. We’re all guilty of living in the future – waiting for payday etc. – and not enough in the moment that is passing you right now. If you haven’t read it, check out Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now.
The key ingredient is to have a sunny outlook. If life gives you lemons make lemonade! Never forget you’re alive and you’re breathing in that ‘Good ass Prana‘ as the fabulous Ralph Smart says! And remember “your vibes attract your tribe”!
Check out Jason Stephenson’s Ancient Secrets of Happiness Guided Meditation
Until next time lovelies