11 Ways To Create A Positive Mindset

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Want to change your life and welcome more happiness? Here’s how to create a positive mindset and do exactly that!

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We all want to be happy, don’t we? Is there anything better than the idea of feeling truly, authentically happy in your life? Probably not. But how do you get there?

It can seem like such an elusive dream. When you’re in a position that seems to be anything but happy or you’re kind of muddling along with no clear direction, happiness can seem so out of reach.

But it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re someone that tends to fall more into the negative mindset camp, you’ll know just how hard it can be to see the positive in life. Yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t. And at the same time, it doesn’t mean that you won’t find blissful happiness either.

You just have to choose it.

And yes, it’s as simple as that. Choosing happiness. Choosing positivity. And that all begins when you decide to create a positive mindset.

Create A Positive Mindset

It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Yet if you’ve ever tried to just be positive you know just how hard it actually is.

When you want to create a positive mindset, it doesn’t always just happen. And it doesn’t always stick the first time around either.

It’s something that you have to really cultivate and truly keep working on. You’re not just going to try one of these exercises and feel fantastic for the rest of your life. It’s a work in progress.

But if you’re someone that really does want to be more positive in life, choosing to become positive is the best way to make it happen.

By following any one (or all) of the tips in this post, you’re going to be able to make it happen. So let’s get started.

Start Your Day Right

When you want to create a positive mindset, how you start your day matters. It really does.

If you’re going to wake up in a rush, dreading the day, not wanting to get out of bed, and just generally struggling, what does that say about the day that will fold out in front of you?

You know it’s going to be tough!

But when you choose to start your day in a really positive, calming and energizing way, it will set a mirroring positive tone for the day ahead.

This is where a healthy morning routine comes in. Because when you are able to start your day in a really positive and conscious way, the rest of your day will follow suit.

So spend some time really trying to get it right. When you nail your morning, it’s going to help you keep that positivity running throughout the rest of your day.

Be Present

If you’re always in your head, it’s hard to be positive. You end up wrapped up in your thoughts and that can *sometimes* be a difficult thing.

Focusing on what was or what will be will often stress you out. But how can you let yourself sweat stuff that hasn’t happened or panic over moments that are long gone when the present moment is right here?

Today is where it’s at. Today is where things are happening. And if you’re not right here in the moment, you’re missing it.

When you take a breath, focus on what’s around you and what you can do with your life right now, it’s truly something special.

It’s so much easier for you to feel light and happy and positive when you’re in the moment and not letting your thoughts run wild.

Focus On The Good

Do you always focus on the good? Or do you find yourself getting dragged down by negativity?

The news. Gossip. The worries of others. Your own insecurities and panic. Social media comparisons. Arguments. Hard times.

It’s all there. We all do have a lot of it in our lives. Yet the difference between those that are generally more positivity and those that are not, is that we just don’t listen to it.

We don’t take it in.

Instead, what we do take notice of is the good things that we have in our lives. The kind people. The interesting hobbies. The love. The fun. The sunshine. Whatever it may be.

Instead of focusing on what’s not working out or going wrong, we focus on what is.

Practice Gratitude

When you focus on the things you’re grateful for, you just can’t feel sad.

Of course, we all experience hardships. We do. It’s just a natural part of life. But at the same time, we always have things that we can be grateful for.

It could be the air you breathe. The roof over your head. Having fresh, clean running water to drink.

It could be the health of your family. Or yourself. Your loved ones. Your career. Whatever you have in your life.

And then there’s the idea of the little things. The things you notice on a daily basis. Someone holding the door for you. A random smile from a stranger. A kind thing a friend did for you.

If you can sit down at the end of every day and think of (or write down) three things you’re grateful for that day, you’ll notice the shift.

Because when you practice gratitude on a daily basis, it’s so much easier to welcome positivity into your life.

Practice Positive Self Talk

How you talk to yourself matters. Period.

If you are always running yourself down and saying negative things about yourself – either to others or in your thoughts, you’re virtually your own worst enemy.

And it’s going to bring you down.

Because if you’re always so negative to and about yourself, it’s going to make you feel negative.

So let’s flip that over.

When you are kinder to yourself and you’re saying (or thinking) positive and uplifting things, you take note. You feel lighter and happier. And you start to believe it.

This is where positive affirmations come in. Even if you think reciting them is a little silly, just give it time.

Your mind is taking note of everything you think and say. So when you’re practicing positive self-talk, it’s going to reflect in how you think and feel.

Laugh More

And sometimes, you just have to laugh more.

Yes, you read that right – laugh more.

It’s easy to get bogged down with things. To let negativity take over. To feel like the whole world is against you and on your shoulders.

But it’s not and it doesn’t have to be.

It’s so much nicer to choose to see the funny side of things. There’s always some kind of way to flip a negative into a positive. And it’s always fun to try and laugh something off.

And not only that, when you choose to have more fun in life, it’s lighter. Looking to be happier and fill your life with fun is only ever going to keep you positive.

See It As A Lesson

Okay, so as much as we’d all love to pretend that the world is sunshine and roses at all times, let’s be real. It’s just not.

Life can be hard sometimes. We all experience things we’d rather not. Some of us more than others. But it’s okay.

It’s all about how we react to what happens to us, rather than the thing itself.

Because we do all have a choice. Of course, we’re definitely talking about more trivial things here. But if you are dealing with something big, working with a therapist could also really help.

But for the smaller stuff we all tend to sweat, turn it around. There are no failures, only lessons.

Rather than freaking out that things have gone wrong or that we’re struggling, see it as a lesson.

There’s always something that we can learn when things don’t exactly go to plan. Then we can apply those learnings to our lives and get so much closer to where we want to be.

Spend More Time With Positive People

You know the saying. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. So ask yourself – who are you surrounding yourself with?

If you know that your friends or family or colleagues are super negative, it might be time to distance yourself a little.

This doesn’t mean that you have to cut these people out – not at all. But instead, perhaps spending less time with them.

And if you’re wondering WHO you’re meant to be spending time with, the answer is positive people!

Anyone that you know that is like a light. That radiates positivity. That you feel good around. These are the people that you want to spend more time with.

They’ll pick you up and make you feel incredible most, if not all, of the time!

Have More Fun

And sometimes, you really just have to have more fun!

Life is short. You know that deep down. So why waste it worrying and panicking and staying stuck in an overwhelming space when the alternative is fun?

Life should be fun – so make it that way!

Do the things you love. Make more time for your passions and hobbies. Stop scrolling or watching or just being and start living!

Write that blog. Join that class. Meet new people. Just commit to having more fun because it’s going to completely change how you feel.

Address Any Negativity

As fluffy and light as this whole exercise has the potential to be, it can be hard.

Because when you’re looking to create a positive mindset, it’s likely that you’re going to have to address a little negativity.

Even if you’re not drowning in negative thoughts, we all still have them. But in order to minimize them and welcome more positivity, it’s a good idea to work through it.

Ask yourself, where does it come from? Can you pinpoint what triggers it? How can you make changes?

Sometimes, this will be a process. And you might even want to work with a professional. Either way, actually confronting the negativity could really help you to overcome it.

Know That You’re In Control

But above all else, you have to realize that you’re in control.

You totally are!

It’s all too easy to live on autopilot. And because of that, we can find ourselves caught in a trap.

We need to unlearn the negative thought patterns, the natural habits, and the overwhelm that can start to set in and realize that we’re completely in control.

You have the choice to change your thoughts. To welcome positivity. To find more peace. And to be happier overall. But you have to acknowledge that and take back your control.

You’ve got this!

Are you a positive person? What do you do to keep a positive mindset? Share your suggestions with the SOCIÉTÉ community in the comments below.

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