Picture a big glass goblet filled to the halfway mark with water. How do you see it—half-full or half-empty? There are six sure-fire ways to see the glass half-full but why is this important?
Consistently finding the glass half-empty—and the world as a difficult place— is a hallmark of negativity.
Research has found that a negative outlook can contribute to everything from depression to heart disease to lowered immune system function. It can affect sleep, weight maintenance, the quality of your relationships, your social life, and even your ability to hold a job.
Now imagine what it would feel like to approach life from a place of positivity, fun, connection, health, and possibility. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
6 Simple Tips to Make a Positive Switch
To help wipe out negativity, try one or more of the following action steps:
1. Go complaint-free.
Try going an hour without complaining and see the positive things in your life. Next, try a day, a week, and so on.
2. Keep a gratitude journal.
Each evening, list 10 or more things that you are grateful for in a journal. Even when things are hard to see gratitude for, writing these simply puts your mind back in perspective. It really isn’t as bad as our minds are telling us it is.
3. Give compliments freely.
Notice the good in others. Praise every person you interact with. This can automatically give yourself good vibrations by spreading good vibrations to others. We live in a world that is rushing to every location or on our phones but that doesn’t mean we have to forget our surroundings!
4. Find beauty everywhere in your world.
Notice its gorgeousness! Something that has been more difficult to appreciate is what we have all around us. We have such an amazing planet we live on and being thankful for this can help boost your mood.
5. Share your good news.
Studies show that sharing happy events brings even more happiness. The term bragging shouldn’t even exist, in my opinion. Just like sharing good news about others, we can share good news about ourselves to people as well. If things are actually going great, that is wonderful! Share this with someone you love.
6. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.
Maintaining a positive outlook takes practice, and the more you do it, the easier it gets. The payoff—a happier, healthier life—is absolutely worth the effort.
If you are someone who struggles to see the good in your life, I hope these six sure-fire Ways To see The glass half-full will help you on your journey to happiness.
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