6. Practice self love
“Compassion is one of the few things we can practice that will bring…happiness to our lives.” – Dalai Lama
Self hatred and self criticism can often lead to low self esteem. Unfortunately, most of us are very critical and judgmental of ourselves. We find fault with almost everything we do, we amplify even the tiniest imperfections and magnify our mistakes. However, instead of focusing on all the negatives and adversely affecting your self-confidence and self-esteem, you need to practice self love and self compassion. Loving yourself and showing yourself compassion will improve your capability to enjoy simple experiences in our lives. You will develop a positive outlook towards yourself to heal your inner wounds and work on your imperfections while embracing them. By loving yourself and showing kindness to yourself, you will be better able to experience the positives in life and empower yourself to flourish.
Use positive psychology everyday
“If positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all.” – Christopher Peterson
You must have realized by now that the positive psychology strategies mentioned above can be easily incorporated into your daily life without much effort. To get started, all you need is a mental shift to bring your attention from the negative to the positive.
You can try out all of these strategies or try out one or two to see how it impacts your life in a positive manner. Choose the ones you find the easiest, set your intentions and practice them everyday. Once you start experiencing the positive effects of these practices, you can incorporate more strategies and completely transform yourself and your life to live in a more meaningful, fulfilling and positive way.