by: Noëlle El Saadany
In life, we come across two kinds of people. The first group is generally optimistic. They tend to see the brighter sides. The second rarely look at the positives, but always point out negatives. These are called pessimists and you can bet on them complaining about life. What a downer!
We attract what we put out in the world. Positive people tend to embrace the cup being half full, instead of half empty. They also have better success. These folks usually follow habits focused on positive outcomes so check out this comprehensive list of practices.
1-Don’t Assume the Worst
Positive people don’t assume the worst. They approach situations with the best outcome in mind. They avoid jumping to conclusions before allowing negativity to take over. It’s hard work but has positive outcomes. If you’re prone to thoughts of doom the minute things don’t go your way, you’re not living. Allow yourself to believe and know that you deserve good things. It can be hard if you’ve been hit with back-to-back trauma but be encouraged to develop practices that change your thought process.
2-Realize the Truth
Positive people deal in the real. They don’t allow themselves to get caught up in denial. Some things in life are unpleasant, that’s a fact. Admitting the truth of a situation opens the door for positivity and logic to work their magic. The truth will set you free.
Hanging onto baggage that has brought you down before can cause resentment. Who has time for that? It blocks positive energy every time. Forgive people so you can move on and invite positivity in. You may find this one hard to fight but it’s okay, you’re worth it. Allow yourself the blessing and let go of anger that serves no purpose other than to bring you down. Nobody’s perfect and people deserve second chances most of the time. You don’t have to re-enter a friendship with someone who has hurt you, but do let go.
4-Respect Yourself and Others
Respect goes a long way, for ourselves and others. Self-respect is everything. With it, you can slay dragons. You will know when to tell people that you aren’t interested, instead of playing games. Respect for others means we respect their boundaries. Positive people understand this. Be grateful for small successes and big ones. Be humble, no-one likes a jerk! Treat people with kindness. It boils down to treating people the way we want to be treated and demanding the same in return.
5-You Don’t Have Problems, You Have Challenges
Positive people aren’t oblivious to problems, they just choose to view them as challenges and opportunities to grow. While it may feel good initially, blowing up and having a complete meltdown doesn’t help. Thinking of ways to employ the best outcome is better for emotional health.
To summarize, incorporating the practices of positive people allows your inner light to shine! Let’s do it!