Do you see the glass half empty rather than half full? You can work on that! Here are a few tips to help you think more positively during stressful times.
Start Your Day Right
We all know those days when we just got up on the wrong leg. But, if you don’t take the time to review our attitudes before starting the day, you are likely to be in a bad mood all day. Take a few minutes to calm your thoughts through meditation, breathing exercises, or any other exercise that will calm you down. So you can realign your basic posture and start your day on the right foot.
Get Rid Of Negative Attitudes
How do you go through life? Are you more of the type of person who thinks the glass is half full? Or for half-empty? If you’re one of the pessimists, make a difference. It may take a while, but if you try to re-educate yourself, it will get better over time. When planning your day, don’t primarily think about what’s going to be negative, but formulate it positively for yourself. You will be able to master things and check off the to-do list. And you should think carefully about how you can make the most of this day despite annoying appointments. Because every day should be worth it to us.
Find Happiness In Small Things
Often we only look at the big picture when it comes to happiness and joy. And then we complain about how long the next vacation is away and what an insolently easy life your friends have without doing anything for it. And so you sit frustrated in your pessimist hole and wait for the big bang, the lottery win, the next long vacation in paradise. But until then? Be frustrated? Don’t let negative thoughts rule your life?
Be Nice To Yourself
We all have this inner dialogue in our heads day in and day out. Most of the time we are not even aware of it. It makes a big difference to your attitude whether this inner dialogue is positive or negative. As soon as you find yourself drifting into negative self-talk, pause and realign your thoughts and develop a more positive outlook. It is especially important that you stop negative self-talk when it is about you. Be nice to yourself!
It’s easy to get dragged down by stress and negative thoughts when you feel like things are going wrong. During such difficult times, take a moment to bring to your conscience the things for which you are grateful. You can even keep them in a kind of diary so that you can refer to them quickly later in a stressful moment. Studies show that gratitude is closely related to more intense feelings of happiness and can even relieve stress.
Social isolation can make stress even worse. So make it a habit to get in touch with other people every day. This can be a very simple meeting for coffee or a phone call with a friend. Either way, positive relationships make you feel less alone. Aside from maintaining positive relationships, ask yourself which of your relationships may be causing even more stress. Reducing stressful contacts can be an important contribution to less stress and more positivity in your life.