Being happy doesn’t happen by chance. It’s the result of your conscious effort to seek positivity as a way of life. Happiness is the reward for making the effort. Psychologists note positivity is the sum of these emotions: joy, gratitude, serenity, hope, interest, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and love.
If you’re looking to turn your outlook around and become more positive in general, here are nine ways to do it:
- Take Inventory of Your Thoughts
- Tip the Scales to Increase Positivity
- Decrease Negativity
- Employ Gratitude Full-Time
- Savor the Good Times
- Visualize Your Journey to Success
- Consider Your Relationships
- Get Outdoors
- Keep Expanding, Growing, Learning
It’s All Up to You
When it comes to happiness, always remember you’re in charge. Positivity can pay off in better health, more success, and a general feeling of well-being. The secret is to be mindful of your moods and thoughts. Shift them if they move in the wrong direction.
Research shows that people who enjoy lives of positivity can increase their lifespan by 10 years, provided they do it early enough before negativity affects their health and well-being
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