How do you become a more positive person?

How do you become a more positive person?

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  1. Change your thinking habits. For example, instead of saying “I’m such a failure” say “I made a mistake and I’ll learn from it.” Try to dispell negative thoughts about yourself as best as you can. Also make sure to drink a lot of water, get a healthy sleep schedule, and go on walks outside.

  2. Depends what type of positive you mean.

    Type 1: Sleep with a bunch more people.

    Type 2: Start small. “This week I will make the bed each day.” Then be proud of yourself and have a small reward. And so on. Setting massive, almost unattainable goals will just reinforce your negativity.

  3. If you are not a natural positive, it’s hard work. Its something thats taken me years to achieve but it is do-able and rewarding. Negative thoughts are like a ghost always whispering in your ear

    1.Learn to love yourself

    2. avoid negative nancys where possible

    3. get a hobby or job that you love.

    4. journal

    5. be honest with yourself. Embrace the negative thoughts. You are not a bad person for not being positive, remember that, have faith in you.

  4. Force yourself to think of one positive thing about stuff you usually think negatively about.

    Alternatively, it depends what you are thinking negatively about. If you are thinking negatively about external factors: people, events, etc. just forget about it. Focus on what you can control which is yourself.

    If you are thinking negatively about yourself, psychoanalyze and find out why. And then actively try to fix those aspects of yourself even if it is only for a few minutes each day.

  5. One thing that I have slowly realized is that most people that turn off the reality filters in their eyes are often more happy than those who know who the world works. Of course, I’m not saying all, but based on my experience, I have tried to turn off my brain and just do whatever I want. Now that don’t mean break any laws, but just have fun with friends and family. Don’t think too deeply, but rather shallow. It sounds very odd, but I’ve been doing this for a while, and I’ve never been so happier today than ever in my life time

  6. You can’t “think” your way into a becoming a more positive person. You have to treat your body and mind with the same respect you’d give to someone you love. Don’t indulge your bad habits, and develop good ones. After a while you will feel better. And if you feel better, you’ll be more positive.

  7. Don’t force it! It doesn’t work that way. Instead, be yourself and feel your feelings, and then look for ways to change your life so you’ll feel more positive naturally

  8. I struggled with depression when I was younger (still do at times) and was extremely emotional, negative, and angry. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I changed. And I didn’t even realize this change in myself until recently.

    A lot of what everyone here is saying is true especially the one where they say to change your perspective on things. After I left my last relationship of 5 years, I had two choices: suffer, be sad, and struggle…. OR change my perspective and prosper. No, I didn’t waste 5 years of my life on them, I gained 5 years of experience and know what I want, who I want, and where I want to go. No, I didn’t lose my home. I gained the chance to be able to choose where I want to live and how I want to decorate without anyone saying no. No, I didn’t lose my dog to my ex. I was able to leave her with someone I know will love and take care of her since he fought for her so hard.

    After doing that and constantly doing that for everything bad that happened to me, now I just do it automatically. It’s a long and hard process but trust me, it works. I’m not exaggerating but I feel really at peace now. Life is definitely what you make it.

  9. Start seeing things on the plus side. Lol, but seriously, for me what works is that I get ‘fed up’ with negativity, I find it tiring and I refuse myself to waste time being like that. Seems weird but it works for me, also I like being honest to myself and others about how I feel, no matter how selfish it may seem.

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