Ways to Project Positivity
“What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.” – J. Sidlow Baxter
“The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking,” – Robert H Shuller
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey
When you read these quotes, what came to mind? Did you notice their positive nature? They’re all meant to make you see the positive side of things.
And if you’re working on projecting more positivity, here are a few ideas that might help you do just that!
- Remember It Starts With You: Have you heard the saying, “Nothing and no one can make you happy until you are happy with yourself.”? When it comes to being happy, this is true. And when it comes to acting in a positive manner – it’s extra true. You can’t rely on material things or other people to help you do this. You need to undertake this yourself and keep this at the forefront of your mind – even when dealing with difficult things or people.
- Keep Negative Thoughts at Bay: Have you ever found yourself bogged down with negative thoughts? Doubting yourself? Maybe a little angry? When these thoughts crop up in your life, see what you can do to keep them at bay. Can you give yourself a pep talk? Meditate? Look for solutions? When you can minimize negative thoughts, you make more room for positive ones.
- Use Positive Words: Yes, your language can help. Use positive words more often, and you will project positivity – and people will notice.
- Smile: Smiling is such a simple way to project positivity – plus, it has lots of benefits. Additionally, when you smile, you’ll see more people around you smiling. (Yes, it may just be contagious!)
- Practice Gratitude Daily: Do you spend a little time each day thinking about what you’re grateful for? If not, you should. Spend a few moments thinking about the big – or little – things you are grateful for throughout your day. You might even write them down – or spend a moment sharing them at dinner.
- Sprinkle Compliments: You’ve seen the saying, “Sprinkle compliments like they’re confetti.” And this is such a great way to project positivity – because you not only make yourself feel good but others, too. Sharing a few kind words with friends, family, and co-workers will make everyone smile.
- Live in the Now: Do you spend time reliving the past? Or worrying about the future? When you dedicate time to one or both of those things, you’re not living in the moment. Try to “live in the now” so that you can be fully present.
- Be Generous: In what ways can you be generous? Sure, it can be money, but it doesn’t have to be that. It could be time, energy, expertise – you name it! Think about others who can benefit from what you have to share – and give it freely.
- Create a Mantra: There will be times when you won’t feel so positive – and that’s okay. But, if you have a mantra that you can say to yourself during those times, you may be able to turn things around quicker. Spend some time thinking of a mantra that will work for you.
- Seek Out Others Who Share Positivity: Surround yourself with people who are also positive. This will help you – and in turn, you will help them. Positivity attracts positivity – so it might not be as hard as you think.
If you want to help yourself and those around you, projecting positivity is the way to go! You’ll be amazed at how good you feel – and how good you make others feel.