All posts filed under: positivity

The secret ingredients to positivity might be

your favorite beverage, a joyful moment and your latest accomplishment. Did I get it right? What are the ingredients of your positivity? If you’re having trouble finding the good in your day lately, here’s an idea that’ll bring you joy and appreciation: the happiness jar. You don’t even have to call it the happiness jar. I didn’t. I call mine the positivity jar, but you can simply call it The Jar. I wasn’t about to go buy supplies to make a jar, so I decided I’d make one from the supplies I have already. I needed a tad bit more positivity in my life. The benefits of keeping a positivity jar: What I like about keeping the positivity jar is that it forced me to find something good from my day to write about. If I couldn’t think of something, I wrote down a quote that I’d been reflecting on lately. Looking for something good from my day allowed me to find the good, even if I didn’t have the best day of my life. …

What does positivity mean anyway?

“How do you want to feel?” is the question we should be asking ourselves instead of “What do you want to accomplish?” As I grow older, my goal has always been to be a happy person. To be a happy person, one must choose a positive attitude more often than not. I say more often than not because positivity doesn’t mean that we don’t experience bouts of anger or sadness. It also doesn’t mean that we’re positive people 24/7. There’s a quote I read a while back from Desirée B. Silvage’s blog LITERARY TRUCE : The art of aging is the art of keeping some hope. As I grow older, I’ve come to understand that I must work hard to protect the part of me that is hopeful because there will always be things that try to take our hope away. Positivity comes down to the way we choose to perceive life. Positivity always comes down to one choice. May we continue to choose that which keeps our hope alive.

Don’t let them get the best of you

There are times when negative thoughts want to get the best of you. Those days when you’re in a rut. Those nights when you can’t sleep and that inner voice drags you into a pit of disillusion. When negative thoughts want to get the best of you, remember that negative thoughts don’t come from a place of love. Say, for example, when you judge yourself for overeating or indulging on a sweet, and you make some harsh remarks about it, the love within you will not be harsh. The love within you will be understanding and patient. Negative thoughts will also lie to you. They don’t let you appreciate your life. If the negative thoughts are about yourself, they don’t let you see your beauty and value. If the negative thoughts are about your life, they prevent you from appreciating all of the goodness already present in your life. You have to be stronger than your negative feelings and thoughts. Acknowledge their presence, but don’t let them overpower the situation. Negative thoughts and feelings can …