Seven Small Ways You Can Be More Positive

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Every day will have something in it that is positive, whether it’s a smile from a loved one, a change in bad circumstances, or your luck changing. Somedays you need to look a little more to find it, especially with how pressured the world is at the moment. But, it is there. 

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Let’s have some of the ways you can keep yourself positive below: 

Keep A Gratitude Journal

Writing in a gratitude journal can make you feel miles better if you are struggling to see the positivity in your life. The more specific you can be the better. There has been a number of studies that show that gratitude is heavily linked to your positive emotions, life satisfaction, and overall well-being. People often find it difficult to see the gratitude in their life and used things like talking to family and friends or online psychic readings as a way to see what is good. 

Listen To Music And Sounds That You Enjoy 

Listen to the sounds and music that make you feel how you want to feel. Research suggests that music is powerful and is able to activate the part of our brain that releases a feel-good chemical called dopamine, it also relaxes the body. This means that happy music can, in fact, make you feel happy. 

Share Your Positivity 

With the way that the world is at the moment, the chances are that if you are feeling a little lower than normal, other people are too. Why not send a few thank you emails, or do one act of kindness each day. There are many studies that prove that acts of kindness can dramatically boost your happiness, make you live longers, and improve depression

Challenge Your Negative Thinking 

If you’re thinking negatively about something, someone, or a situation, try taking a minute and asking yourself if there could be a more positive way to view it. There is plenty of studies that have shown that thinking more optimistically is brilliant for your health and good for your well-being. 

Smile More 

It may sound too simple, however, simply smiling more can make you feel happier. The feedback that is sent to your brain when you smile, can have an impact on your emotions. So smile at people passing by, smile to yourself when listening to your favorite song, and remember to smile in those happy moments. 

Follow Your Passion

You should always try to do something that makes you excited. Sign up to volunteer for something you believe in, or start a class to learn something new. It can help you to find a sense of meaning in your life, live longer, have better life satisfaction, and make you live healthier. 

Meditate

Even if you take a few minutes a day to mediate it can be brilliant for your mood, help to decrease stress, and improve your sleep. If you meditate regularly you will find that you have greater self-awareness, are calmer, and have better focus. 

These are seven small ways you can keep yourself positive. Is there anything that you do to keep yourself positive? Please share some of them in the comments below. 

 

Dealing with anxiety as a self employed person

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Self employment has always been the dream, and I am grateful I am able to live this life especially with my kids being so young. But being self-employed comes with an unstable income. The uncertainty can be very worrying and the worry could lead to serious anxiety if you let it. I have been a mum for over 5 years now, while running my online business by the side and I have picked up many ways of dealing with anxiety as a self-employed person. Here are a few of the ways I combat anxiety.

 

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Save the money

Running your own business means sometimes it rains with money and sometimes it doesn’t. I have always been more of a saver than a spender, so that helped me in this self-employed journey. I always put money away just incase an unexpected bill comes up, or business becomes really slow the next month. Saving the left over money means I don’t worry about paying my bills the next month.

Ageing my money helps me deal with anxiety, and it is one tip I always recommend to business owners. Save that money. It may come in handy in a few months.

 

Have faith

I don’t really talk about my faith on here because it is not a faith blog, but I believe in God. That faith helps me when anxiety comes knocking. I am a very spiritual person, and my active spiritual life helps me deal with issues that seem impossible.

It may not be your cup of tea but it works great for me. I can’t imagine living a life without my faith in God.

 

Self care

When you are working for yourself, it may be very hard to take out time for self-care. I have started paying more attention to my mental health and the extra attention helps me stay on top of my self-care, which helps get rid of any anxiety. It could be a nice long walk on a beautiful sunny day, or going for a relaxing massage at the spa, or watching a movie at the cinema.

Self care is very important especially when you are a 1 man team. If you are having issues with your mental health and want to read up more on this, check out Better Help for more information on who is best to speak with.

 

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Take your work seriously

I take my work very seriously and I think that helps me get a steady flow of income. I work every free time I get (more than 40 hours a week) and I believe I am the true definition of a hustler. Nowadays I try to take the as much time as I can afford to take off but I am always working. That helps me stay on top of my bills, keeps my mind busy and get rid of any anxiety.

 

Music helps

Music is good way for me to escape all my problems. It is like food to my soul and I feed on it everyday. I love listening to good music. My Spotify playlists come in very handy. You can easily catch me typing up a post and listening to some cool songs.

 

 

How do you deal with anxiety as a self employed person? Do you have any tips to share?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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