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4 Ways To Keep Yourself In A Positive State Of Mind

Life is beautiful for the most part, however, it can also dish out some of the most devastating events imaginable. Mental and emotional issues such as depression can happen out of nowhere. The first thing we all must do is pay attention to how we feel and react to the events of our lives. Situations and challenges can throw things off pretty quickly. Keep an eye out for sudden changes in mood, especially if it affects your relationships and job. Here are some ways to keep yourself in a positive state of mind.

Keep Yourself In A Positive State Of Mind #1: Stay Connected

Keeping a positive mindset takes attention and effort. This includes staying connected to your family, friendships, and romantic relationship. That said, when you’re down or have difficult things going on, you may not feel like socializing or sharing your heart. And, though this is perfectly normal, don’t let it become a habit. Isolation is a huge culprit for depression and anti-social disorders. The best way to keep in touch with yourself is to tell these people how you feel on a regular basis.

Keep Yourself In A Positive State Of Mind #2: Look Forward to Your Future

Looking forward to events and future plans is a great way to stay motivated and positive. However, I do recommend that you focus on the NOW of your life as well. It is in the present moment that we live and are able to enjoy our lives. Yes, those happy things that may or may not happen in the future are just that…in the future. Plan them but don’t forget to enjoy today. 

Some people even take the future so seriously that they need spiritual guidance from intuitive sources or ministers. There is nothing wrong with this as long as you make decisions that serve your life and your present situation. 

Keep Yourself In A Positive State Of Mind #3: Keep Track of Positive Victories

One of the best ways to keep a positive mindset and stay motivated is to get into the habit of writing down positives from every day. Some people like to keep these notes in a jar and then read them at the new year. This way you have tangible evidence of all the good in your life. You talk about a positive mental boost!

Keep Yourself In A Positive State Of Mind #4: Be Open For Change

Change is something that can affect us in negative and positive ways. It is, however, a good way to keep your life interesting and moving forward. You may be in a career which doesn’t suit you. Or, perhaps your relationship is no longer making you happy Maybe it’s time to seriously think about changing your life for the better. Look for a new career or leave that toxic relationship behind you.

If you’re simply feeling lackluster, seek opportunities which enrich your life. Take up a new hobby, or start meeting your friends in the evenings instead of sitting at home alone. As simple as these steps seem, you might still struggle to reach out, especially when your mood is low. Just do the best you can to be around positive people and change.

 

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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