Recently I’ve really been trying to embrace being positive. Sometimes the littlest things can put a smile on your face – it doesn’t just have to be big gestures. Here are 15 little everyday things that make life better.
Listening to your favorite song on repeat.
Turning on the TV just as your favorite TV show is starting.
Breaking perforated seals on anything (and everything).
Waking up a few minutes before your alarm goes off, so you can lay in bed for a while before you need to get up.
A kind gesture from a friend or family member, like offering to help with the washing up.
The smell in the air after heavy rain.
Taking off your shoes and formal clothes when you get home, and putting on comfortable clothes.
The elevator arriving the second that you push the button.
Clicking ‘Unsubscribe’ on annoying emails.
Watching the rain fall when you have nowhere to be, and no responsibilities.
Clean laundry – especially when it is warm from the radiator or dryer!
A deep stretch when you first wake up to get your body moving.
Taking an extra-long bath or shower when you have a free evening.
Eating healthy, delicious food that makes you feel good on the inside.
Spending time in your home when it is clean and tidy.
What is your favorite thing on this list? Let me know 🙂
Do you have a negative friend in your life? Sadly, most people have a friendship with someone negative, even though they dislike their negativity. If this sounds like you, it might be time to end the friendship for your own benefit.
Here are 5 reasons why you should avoid negative people.
Negative people can change your mind-set. If you repeatedly ask for feedback from a negative person, you will start to see the problem in the same negative light. This is likely to make you feel worried and stressed – but it won’t help you to solve the problem.
Negative people can drain your energy. Even the most optimistic, enthusiastic people can get bogged down by a conversation with a negative person. The conversations will often be based around problems and obstacles in their life – and rather than looking for a solution, they simply enjoy complaining.
It is hard to get rid of negative people. Often people struggle to get rid of the negative people in their life because of a sense of loyalty, but it is more important to be loyal to your happiness.
Negative people won’t encourage you. Life is tough, and when you are going through a hard time you will need people to encourage you and support you – the last thing you need is people who discourage you for no obvious reason.
Negative people love drama. It makes their lives seem interesting and they can relish in their own misfortune. There is also a chance that you will eventually become entangled in the drama.
Everyone has a comfort zone, and leaving the comfort zone can be a very scary idea. However, people who choose to push themselves out of their comfort zone to take risks are often rewarded.
Check out 5 signs that show your life is stuck in a rut.
Your life has become stagnant. Your day-to-day life has been the same for a long time now, and there is no sign of growth or change on the horizon. You do not actively dislike your life, but you have become bored by it.
You can’t remember when you last tried something new. You are not sure when you last felt challenged. You also no longer seek out challenges, and instead choose to relax and watch the days go by.
You automatically say “no” to anything that is inconvenient, time-consuming or new.
You are not as happy as you used to be. Your life is effectively going fine; you have a job and friends, and everything is working as it should. Despite this, you do not feel as happy as you used to do, because your life feels mundane and normal, rather than unique and exciting.
You doubt yourself. You question how capable you are, and this self-doubt often affects your decisions. You associate complacency with being content, and taking risks with danger.
Do you think that you doubt yourself, or do you regularly venture out of your comfort zone? Let me know with a comment! 🙂