Being positive isn’t always easy, and sometimes it feels like no matter how hard you try, things are still looking negative. You might be trying as hard as possible to be positive, but if the people and circumstances around you remain negative, it can be difficult to push through that and achieve the positivity you need. In John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Here are some of the ways you can increase positivity and become happier and more focused.
- Read motivating literature
One of the things which influences us the most is the content that we read. This could be the posts that your friends are making on social media, the newspaper that you read on your way to work in the morning or the novels that you buy from the book store and spend time with before you fall asleep. Take a break from the negative content and focus on the positive. Get into God’s words to stay encourage. Read motivational books that lifts the spirit.
- Create some goals
Goals don’t have to be long-term. You don’t have to create a goal which pushes you to visit a different continent or become a millionaire. You can set short-term goals for the year, the month, the week or even the same day. Set achievable goals, since it’s the satisfaction of achieving them that will make you feel great.
- Get rid of negativity
You’ll never find a way to thoroughly eliminate all negativity in your life, and if you get rid of some of it, you will find that more will come along at some point. Unfortunately, it’s not something we can ever escape, but getting rid of the negativity that you don’t need anymore can really help you to feel better. Bring your concerns to God by just talking to him and reading scriptures that relates to your current circumstance, chat to your friends and offload some of your worries, or make a list of things which are causing you to stress and come up with a plan to solve some of the problems.
- Focus on the bigger picture
Too many people get taken up with the short-term negativity and bad things which are happening for a short while. If you focus on the bigger picture, you will often see that in order to achieve something better, you have to go through some not-so-great times.
- Get into good habits
If you have bad habits, this won’t help you to become more positive. You will need to change your habits and create better ones – this could be spending time with God, eating healthier, meditating, exercising more, spending quality time with your family or not letting yourself read negative things or get into negative conversations, either online or offline.