Finding positivity is about finding ways to feel good. The fear-based society in which you and I live feeds on a steady diet of negativity. Fear is a tool employed by many of the various “leaders” of the world to keep people in line.
The sensationalism of things to be afraid of sells and gets more clicks on social media. This constant bombardment can make it far easier to live in fear and negativity than to find positivity.
There are many, many things that generate positivity, but sometimes finding them is a challenge. Why bother? Because you are made of energy. Energy vibrates at a frequency. High-frequency is positive and feels good, low frequency is negative and feels bad. Yes, this is an over-simplification, but it is still an important point to recognize.
Often you might get focused on big things that are positive. But frankly, there are some quick actions you can take to build up your positivity stores.
Like charging a battery, every bit counts.
Five ideas to generate positivity quickly
The following five things can be done with little or no effort, more than once in a given day, to generate some positivity:
1. Smile. Yes, this may feel fake, but try it anyhow. Just take a minute and smile. You don’t need to laugh, you don’t need to have anything, in particular, to smile about. Simply smile for a minute or so, and see how you feel.
2. Breathe deeply. Take at least two minutes to breathe deeply, intentionally. Really focus on the breathing, and let the air in. Take slow, deep breaths and let them out as slowly. You’d be surprised how just breathing and not doing anything else will make you feel.
3. Consider your posture. When you slouch and slump, there is no energy flow. When you stand or sit up straight, you energize your core, which in turn deepens your breathing and can actually shift how you are feeling. You would be surprised how that will improve your mood.
4. Stretch. Roll your neck, roll your shoulders, stretch out your arms and legs for a minute or two. This is the only body you have, and if you are anything like me, you tend to abuse it. Stretching doesn’t just keep your joints and muscles strong, it also helps you relax and feel more flexible.
5. Disconnect. Go offline for a few minutes. Take a short walk. Step away from whatever you are doing and reset yourself. This can be done for less than five minutes. Leave your computer, tablet, and phone behind for just one to five minutes and free yourself.
There are other options apart from these, but I suggest rather than getting caught up in the negativity of the world at large, do what you can to improve your day. From there, you might find that you can do much, much more than you thought you could for yourself.
Small actions can go a long way
None of these things need to be employed for more than five minutes. All of them help you to feel good, and I know that I prefer to feel good over feeling bad — don’t you?
It seems so very simple, and yet people tend to neglect this all too easily. Finding and creating positivity, however, can be a real boon to you and all you do.
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action. Knowing that there are little things you can do to feel good, you have these five tools at your disposal to improve your day.
You are worthy and deserving of using your mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done you matter, and so does how you feel.