Positivity can encourage us, reduce our stress, Lift The Love in our relationships, make us more productive, and increase our overall happiness. Positivity has many benefits across our lives in terms of our health, relationships, and careers.
But, how do you become more positive? Is it really that simple?
Yes, it certainly CAN be simple… as simple as putting pen to paper.
I hear you asking, “In this digital era of electronic devices, why pen to paper?”
When you physically WRITE something positive down, you are Creating Priceless Positive Sensory Memories. Think of the Shopping List you have stuck to the fridge, or sitting on a bench in the kitchen… you jot items down on the List as you think of them;
So, there you have it, the humble Shopping List is where it always is, on the fridge… and guess where you are?
Yep! ...in the Shopping Centre car park - Oh No! Been there, done that! :)
Never fear though, because you actually WROTE your Shopping List on paper using a pen, your mind & muscle memory kick in, and chances are, you will remember most, if not ALL, of the items on your List - Yay!
It follows then, that if you make it your habit to write POSITIVE things down on paper, you are highly likely to REMEMBER positive things, those that represent L.I.F.E…
Here are my 3 Ways to Write the Script of Your L.I.F.E…
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1. Keep a Positive Thoughts Journal
If you have a positive internal dialogue lifting you up, you need to take action to cultivate those thoughts - they’re priceless! If you have difficulty focusing on this positivity within your own mind, a simple first action can be keeping a Positive Thoughts Journal.
Write down a random sample of good thoughts you say in your own mind about yourself, events, people around you and other things that happen throughout your day.
Then analyse these thoughts by reading the journal every night and
establishing your thought patterns.
Do certain events, people or places trigger your positive thoughts?
Take note of these, appreciate them, and the next time you are faced with a potential negativity-triggering situation, think more carefully about how you are approaching it - refer to your Positive Thoughts Journal beforehand - Be Prepared To Be Positive :)
2. Keep a Gratitude Journal
A gratitude journal is an incredible way to take stock of all of the wonderful things around you. Every evening write down all of the things in your day,
and life more generally, that you are grateful for.
Perhaps you are grateful to your friends for their support, for the warm bed you are able to sleep in, or for the great weather you had that day.
Write it all down.
If someone gives you a compliment that you appreciated on any particular day or said something very thoughtful, write it down in your gratitude journal too.
Then, if you find yourself being negative or critical, open up the journal and read over
all of the positive things in your life that make you feel grateful.
This is a sure-fire way to re-ground you, make you gain perspective and help you realise how insignificant that particular trigger may be in the larger scheme of things.
Context is important, so keep shifting your mind towards the positive.
3. Write a Blog
Writing a Blog is a wonderful way to share your positive experiences with others…
...AND to let your readers learn from your ways of preparing for,
and handling, potentially difficult situations.
Life is filled with rainbows, lollipops & silver linings… you just need to be tuned in to pick up on the Positive Emotional Energy in order to see them - sometimes :)
Am I saying there’s never any reason to be sad, frustrated or otherwise upset?
No, of course not… in fact I wrote a post on that very thing - you can read it here.
Leave a comment, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
When writing your Blog, it’s ideal to at least sketch it out with pen & paper before you type it up ready to share with your friends, family, Circle Members, or wider audience.
Keen to write a blog, and not sure where to start?
My eBook, “Blog Profits” covers everything to take you from Beginner, to Blogger, & Beyond.
Here’s a link for the list of chapters, and to grab a copy - click here.
Practicing 1 or more of these 3 simple “Script-writing” techniques can help you to transform the way that you perceive the world around you. Positive perception has the power to change your life, improving your attitude and the ways that you respond to stress triggers.
“Life is a buffet of emotional energy - Choose Wisely”
~ Vicki Hadfield
Be patient and keep working on positivity in your writing, as it has so many benefits for your life - make the most of it!
As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Hugs, Health & Happiness,
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