Lately, I’ve been having a bit of a problem with my attitude. I seem to be a little gloomy about things and just not very positive. I’m not a huge fan of my attitude being like this because I like living on the brighter side of life. I know that life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows shining out of our arses but I’ve been a bit of a mardy bum as of late. As soon as I noticed this kind of behaviour I really wanted to start making some changes in order to be a little more positive.
WRITING OUT MY THOUGHTS BEFORE BED
Sometimes, I have a bit of a messy mind – my thoughts race at a million miles an hour and I find it hard to think clearly about anything which winds me up a little bit sometimes. I’ve been making a conscious effort to write out my thoughts and feelings before bed in order to just take the load off my mind. This has been making a huge impact on how I’ve been feeling these past few weeks, it just makes it so that I wake up with a clean slate to start my day off with and it makes me feel 100 x more positive about the day.
At the start of 2019, one of my goals was to meditate for at least ten minutes every day. Around March time I found out that Headspace has a package deal with Spotify where you get both for just £5 a month if you are a student. Since then I have been meditating both morning and night and it has such an impact on my mood. I’m able to go deep into thought and really get to the root of where these bad moods are coming from. Much like my brain dump before bed, it allows me to figure out my feelings and where I’m at in my mind.
STARTING MY DAY WITH POSITIVE THOUGHTS
I would previously start my day off by reading the news or scrolling through social media on my phone, both of which seemed to be filled with doom and gloom. For the last few weeks, I have been starting my day by reading a daily page of 365 Days of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle. Jacqueline has a really uplifting way of writing these pages, they aren’t your usual ‘just be happy’ quotes, they put things into perspective. She gives amazing tips like consciously planning a good day for yourself and checking in with your happiness every few hours. This way, I get to start off my day with a positive thought that fills me with all the good feels I need for my day. I love that this book has a page for every single day, Jacqueline’s way with words really puts my day off to a brilliant start. It’s really difficult not to feel inspired after reading your daily page. If you’re looking for a way to start your day off that doesn’t involve a screen blaring in your face then I 100% recommend Jacqueline’s book. I can’t wait to get through the whole year of pages.
ALLOW TIME FOR MYSELF
When I posted this on Instagram, I mentioned that I had been kind of lax on the self-care front. For me, self-care is suuuuper important. It’s the bread and butter of my good moods if I’m honest. Self-care consists of a lot of different things for me such as doing yoga, my skin-care regime, journalling etc but it all makes a difference to my moods. In order to feel a little more positive, I’ve been incorporating some me-time into my day every few hours and it’s done the world of good.
Thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. I think it’s always good to reflect on our behaviours and attitudes and see if we can improve them.
♡ What do you do to try to be a little more positive?
“I am in charge of my feelings and today I chose happiness” – Unknown.
Until next time,