All posts tagged: happiness

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.

Surround Yourself with Love and Joy ~ by Kim Bedene from The Curated Heart ~ Guest Post

We’re facing uncertain times, and this can make us feel anxious, stressed and worried. It’s human to feel this way, so we shouldn’t judge ourselves for having a few bad days. But the good news is, there are little things we can do, that will help us transform and feel a little bit happier, and an important part of this is looking at what we surround ourselves with. Are we surrounded by positivity and joy, or stress and negativity? Do we read things that make us laugh, or that leave us more worried than before? Are series and movies that we watch joyful and happy, or do we feel a bit on edge or even scared? What about people around us: do they encourage and reassure us, or are they leaving us with new problems to deal with? And the last thing to look at is our home; do we feel at peace or is our house just a big never-ending to-do list? When we become aware of the little things that bring our spirit down, we …