We all occasionally struggle with being positive. Sometimes you have a bad day, wake up feeling crummy, or you’re just generally going through a rough time in life. But when things get hard, positivity can actually be the key to making it through. Laughter, after all, is the best medicine — but how do you laugh when you feel like doing just the opposite?
How to be more positive: gratitude is key!
According to Psychology Today, one of the 6 ways to become more positive is to practice gratitude. “One of the quickest ways to shift your focus away from negativity, judgment, and disappointment is to list the things in your life for which you are grateful,” wrote mental health expert Gregory L. Jantz, PhD. “Be grateful to be gainfully employed, to sleep in a bed each night, for the sun that comes up each morning, for the waiter who greets you with a smile, for the people that love and care for you, and for a body that lets you experience life each day.”
In other words, change your attitude by focusing on all the good you already have in your life. Still having trouble focusing on the good — even when you can recognize it in the moment? Sometimes you have to fake it until you make it. And one way to do that is to use daily affirmations.
Daily positive affirmations can make a huge difference in your life.
Sure, it may feel silly to tell yourself that you’re going to have a good day — but if you tell yourself often enough, you’ll start to convince yourself that you really will have a good day. And once you’ve decided your day is going to be good, well, it comes a lot more easily. Daily affirmations can be just the inspiration to be positive that you need.
Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite positive affirmations. Just take a look through the pics, repeat these easy mantras to yourself, and you’ll be feeling better before you know it!
Everything Is Going To Work Out
Everything is going to work out for my highest good.
If you believe in it, you can make it happen.
I Choose To Be Happy
I choose to be happy right now. I love my life.
Sometimes all it takes is making the choice.
I Have All That I Need
I have all that I need to make today great.
Today can be great — if you make it. And all you need is the right attitude.
By Allowing Myself To Be Happy
By allowing myself to be happy, I inspire others to be happy as well.
Lead by example, and others will follow.
I Am Not A Product Of My Circumstances
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a production of my decisions.
You're not defined by what happens to you, but by how you react.
I Am Patient And Calm
I am patient and calm and looking forward to today.
The key to any good day is starting it off on the right foot.
Every Experience I Have Is Perfect
Every experience I have is perfect for my growth.
The right experience comes to you at the right time — even if it's not what you hoped for.
I Am Excited About Today
I am excited about today.
Each day has infinite possibilities.
I Am Positive And Optimistic
I am positive and optimistic. I believe things will always work out for the best.
Believe in the best.
I Appreciate Everything I Have
I appreciate everything I have. I live in joy.
Be grateful, be gracious.
I Now Free Myself
I now free myself from destructive fears and doubts.
When you rid yourself of doubt, you leave room for hope.