3. Practice loving-kindness meditation:
Studies have shown that loving-kindness meditation can significantly increase a positive attitude. While there are variations to the practice, the common theme is focusing on positive phrases that evoke self-compassion as well as empathy for others, using statements like, “May I be happy” and “May you be safe.”
4. Spend time with other positive thinkers:
The saying goes, “You are the company you keep.” So it makes sense that when you associate with other optimists, you tend to feel uplifted, happy, and supported. Take note of your emotions when you’re around friends and family. You may need to establish boundaries with those who bring your positive energy down.
Related: 12 Tips To Self-Love And Compassion
Keep in mind that positivity is a choice—and not always an easy one.
Life’s obstacles can sometimes make it difficult to maintain a sunny perspective, and you may have days when you don’t have any positivity in you. But with practice, you can build a foundation that helps you shift negative thoughts and start noticing the benefits to your physical, mental, and emotional health.
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