6 Ways to Stay Positive


Being positive isn't something that we all find easy, and sometimes we need a little help and inspiration. So here are a few things that we can do to try and remain positive:

Look ahead
Sometime's it helps to put things into perspective. When we are going through hard times, it can feel like things will never change, but life is always changing. It helps to remember that whatever you are feeling now is only for a moment, and not forever. If you are feeling low, it is important to remember that you will smile again. When we look ahead and make plans for the future, it helps us to regain hope and purpose. Never loose sight of hope, because when you loose sight of hope, you begin to feel hopeless.

Talk to yourself
It might sound strange, but sometimes it helps. Be your own best friend and encourage yourself. You need to have a good relationship with yourself. Love yourself and treat yourself kindly, don't put yourself down. This is also a great technique if you feel that you do not have anybody to talk to because you totally understand what you're going through.

Speak to others
This can help you feel supported. If you have someone in your life that you feel you can talk to, who is open and accepting, it is a good idea to get things off your chest. You can't always carry everything on your own, true friendships are hard to come by, but they are beautiful. Let others offer an extra bit of support and encouragement. If you are concerned for your mental health, always seek help.

Acknowledge your feelings
It is important to accept and understand your feelings, which in turn will help you to deal with them and understand yourself better. Keeping your feelings pushed down can hinder healing and in turn make things worse. Acknowledging your feelings allows you to be in a position to look ahead and work out how to move forward. It is the first step to making things better. It is okay to have emotions, it is natural and we all need support, never feel ashamed to admit when you need some help, it is actually the stronger thing to do, not the weaker.

Laugh
People say laughter is the best medicine. Laughter is great for our health and it spreads such joy. Stress actually has physical effects on our body, so I am in no doubt that joy and laughter have positive benefits. Laughter triggers endorphins, protects the heart and even boosts the immune system! Of course there will be times when you will not feel like laughing, but encourage it into your life. If you are lucky enough to have friends that you can share a laugh with, arrange to see them. For more information about the health benefits of laughter, click >here<.

Reflect
Don't get lost wishing for the past, but instead refer to accomplishments. Think about how far you have come and the things you have overcome. This will help you to see the strength that is inside you. The ability and strength that was in you then, you still have in you now. Instead of comparing your progress to somebody else's, look at your own progress, acknowledge your accomplishments and give yourself a pat on the back.


Do you have any other tips? What do you find help when you are feeling negative? I'd love to hear more ideas! x






Much love beauties,

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  1. What a beautiful post!! And how pretty are these pics ♡♡♡
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  4. Great tips! For me the most important thing is having time to reflect and having a good support system

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    1. I totally agree with you! :)

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  5. Great tips :) Laughing always puts me in a great mood.

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  6. Brilliant tips Marianne! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Lovely ideas dear Marianne, I love this post very much! When I am feeling negative watch happy movies helps me very much, My favorite: Amélie. Have a lovely day! Love, A

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  8. Those are great tips and really works for me too, but for additionally I would love to do something which can makes me forget about the negativity, such as work out or eat dessert, those always make me better :)

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  9. Great photos and a really lovely post. I enjoyed reading this xxx

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  10. Yet another great post! Thanks for the tips. You are awesome babe.
    Enjoy your week!
    Xx, Raysa

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  11. Great tips...loved readin them.. Marianne very thanks for sharing them with us ! xoxo, Neha

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  12. These are awesome tips- and I agree, laughter really is the best medicine!

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  13. These are all such great tips, beautiful! I love all of them, especially the first, second, and last ones. Whenever I experience a challenging moment in my life, I can easily forget that it's only a passing season and it won't be like that forever. I'll talk to and encourage myself to keep fighting through it and it really does help and when I do, I often remind myself that I wasn't wear it was last year, either in accomplishments or in maturity. Thanks so much for sharing such an inspiring and uplifting post, beautiful, and I love your drawing, too! Have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences Jalisa, it is lovely to hear your thoughts! I hope you have had a lovely week gorgeous!

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  14. Great tips, and lovely positive post. Gemma x
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  15. Thanks a lot for sharing these very true tips! I believe especially that speaking to other and laughing is very effective!
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  16. What a great and positive post. I love all your tips, especially number 1.

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  17. This is so amazing! Thank you for sharing doll.
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  18. Great round up! I often use the looking ahead one - a reminder that things will eventually be better!

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  19. Such a positive post. Thanks for sharing hun :)
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  20. I love such positive posts! Great tips! Life really can be challeging and sometimes we just have to force/motivate ourself to stay positive :)

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  21. You always have the best tips when it comes to positive tips lovely! I totally agree with being our own best friend especially :) Your pineapple drawings are so cute too

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    1. Aw thank you Rachel!! Yes, I think it is so important to be our own friend! :)

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  22. talk to yourself, and speak to others! great advice!

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  23. Great tips. Thinking positive even when it's hard is so important.

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  24. Very nice write up! I like it...I smile no matter the situation.

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  25. Such an amazing inspiring post!
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  26. Love these tips :) I'm definitely trying to be happier and more positive and posts like this really inspire me to stay on track! Love the pictures too - what a cute lil pineapple!

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  27. I definitely think that laughter is the best medicine! Nothing better than watching something funny to cheer yourself up :)

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