How To Have A Good Day And Stay Positive No Matter What
Do you often find yourself having more bad days than good? Maybe you find it hard to stay positive and you let things overwhelm you which causes you stress? If so, there are many ways that you can make your days that little bit easier. Keep reading to discover how to have a good day today!
In this article, I am going to discuss some things that you can do which can really improve your day and keep you more positive, which should then help you to have more positive thoughts. Before I share with you what you can do to have a good day, let’s take a quick look at why positive thinking is important and how it can benefit us in our daily lives.
Why Is Positive Thinking Important?
Positive thinking is very beneficial as it can help us to achieve more throughout our days. Studies have shown that when you are thinking more positively and having positive feelings, you are more likely to broaden your possibilities, open your mind and try new things.
When doing this, it can allow you to build your skill set and help you to improve your way of thinking. If you are feeling negative and have negative thoughts, you tend to only focus on those feelings and it can be easy to let them take over your mind.
When your thoughts and emotions take over, it can cause you to just focus on them and not what is happening around you and what you could make with your day. You have an opportunity to make your day a good day or a bad day and positive thinking can really help to improve your day.
Further Reading: How To Be Optimistic: 15 Positive Thinking Exercises
How To Have A Good Day And Stay Positive
Now that we have spoken about why positive thinking is important and how it affects your day, I want to share with you some things you can do to help start your day in a positive way.
If you can try and practice doing some of these points, it can really help to create a more positive day for you, which in turn can often help you to think more positively too.
Let's take a look at what you can do to have a good day.
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1. Prepare Yourself The Night Before
A lot of people can find themselves having a bad day where they are rushing about and feeling overwhelmed, if you can stop this feeling, this can help you to have a much better day. To do this, try and prepare yourself for the day, the night before.
You can do this by choosing your outfit the night before and laying it out for yourself, making your lunch ahead of time and getting everything you need ready for the following day.
This can really help you to feel more organized and positive when you wake up in the morning as well as put your mind at ease the night before.
Similarly, be sure to go to sleep on time and allow yourself a full 8 hours in bed.
As you will have everything ready for you, you are likely to be less stressed in the morning and may find it a lot easier to get on with your day. You should generally start to feel more positive because of this, and this can help you with your positive thinking too.
2. Wake Up 15-30 Minutes Early
Some people can find it very hard to wake up in the mornings and often hit snooze on the alarm, however, if you can force yourself to wake up half an hour earlier, this may help you. If you can wake up a little bit early you will have more time for yourself.
Whether or not this is making yourself a cup of tea, meditating or just taking some time for yourself to get ready for your day; it can really change the way you feel about the upcoming day.
You should feel more positive and as mentioned before, more organized before you start your day too. This can really help you to have a positive start to your day and feel more positive overall.
When you exercise, endorphins are released into your body. Endorphins are chemicals that can make you feel happier and also reduce stress. When you exercise, you often finish feeling a lot better and more positive.
If you can, starting your morning by exercising can be a great way to set your mood for the day as you will most likely feel accomplished, more positive and less stressed too. This doesn’t mean that you have to go to the gym every morning, even working out in your own home is fine and can help you to have a good day.
This can really help to keep you positive and set yourself up for a great day. If you can’t exercise in the morning, it can still benefit you to exercise more if you often find yourself feeling negative.
4. Do Something Nice For Yourself
We are often so caught up in our own life and stresses that we often forget to take care of ourselves. When we have so much going on we can often get overwhelmed by it all and forget about our own needs.
Sometimes it can be really beneficial to take time for ourselves and do something nice. This doesn’t have to mean that you need to buy something for yourself, it can also mean just spending time doing something you love that you may normally push to the side.
Whatever it is you want to do, whether it’s spending money on yourself or taking time for yourself; it can all really help when it comes to having a good day. This can help you to become more positive and keep thinking positively too as you should feel good that you are looking after yourself.
5. Eat Well
Making sure that you are eating well may do a lot more for your day and emotions than you might think. When we exercise, especially in the mornings, it’s really important to eat a good healthy meal afterward.
When you start to eat more foods that are good for you, you can really start to feel a change in yourself and they can make you feel much healthier and positive. Not only will this help with your health, but healthy foods can actually influence brain chemistry, studies suggest.
Having a good diet is a great way to have a good day, as unhealthy foods can sometimes cause us to feel unenergetic and are often not good for our bodies either.
6. Avoid Situations That Stress You Out
When we are in certain situations that can cause upset and stress, this will obviously have a negative impact on us. However, we can decide what we let affect us and what doesn’t, therefore if you can avoid these situations it will really help you.
If you find yourself in a situation you feel is not helping you to stay positive, take yourself away. Try and surround yourself with uplifting, positive people and stay in situations where you feel good and not stressed.
In life, you will always be faced with stressful situations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change how you feel or react. If you can try and avoid being stressed as much as possible and stay away from certain unwanted situations, it can really help you to remain positive and have a good day.
Smiling has been proven to help us become more positive and feel a lot happier. Even if you fake a smile, it still has the same positive impact as a genuine smile.
If you can try and smile as much as possible, it can make you feel a lot better. Smiling can help you to appear and feel more positive, and you can be more likely to have a better day. Just like if other people around you are smiling, it’s almost a contagious feeling and can benefit you and others around you.
Trying to develop a very positive attitude can be hard, but when you learn how to do it, it can benefit you a lot. Take a look at this self-hypnosis program for developing a positive attitude!