How to be surrounded by positive vibes only? This matter has been discussed frequently, but yet no universal answers have occurred. However, we have a few suggestions:
- Take an active role in your life
- Be more mindful
- Avoid high expectations
- Surround yourself with your loved ones
- Get a pet
Positive vibes only – developing this state of mind
Before giving up this elusive, but yet important life goal, you need to know that you can practice positivity and eventually get an upbeat attitude towards life. It all starts with developing positive mental patterns one step at the time. The ultimate result of this persistent and long-term mental changes will be bringing more happy and memorable moments into your life. Also, you will be able to radiate the positive vibes only and affects other positively.
Good vibes – a proactive approach
Getting into the positive state of mind requires a lot of work. In this case, a mental change is a way much more important than any physical or material change. You need to nurture and cultivate the habit of gaining a positive and mindful life perspective.
Getting rid of all the negative and constraining believes is of crucial importance. You may not be aware of them, but they might be present even subconsciously. They may manifest as a sense of doubt, irrational fears, anxiety and many other forms that restrict our happiness.
However, it’s hard to access your subconsciousness directly and remove those negative mental patterns. What can you do instead? You can cultivate positive ones one step at the time and eventually outweigh the constraining ones.
As I mentioned in one of my previous blog posts: related to happiness, people often fail in implementing some actions that can lead to a more positive life.
But where to start from?
Getting positive vibes only attitude might be a daunting and time-consuming task. However, remain dedicated and devoted and you’ll start noticing some positive changes eventually. I can suggest you try three effective approaches. You can also implement them simultaneously.
Take an active role in your life
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
― Zig Ziglar
You have the power to change your life positively. This is a great reminder! It motivates you to be an active participant in your life! If you apply this philosophy, you are no longer a passive observant of your life and can act and make decisions.
This approach is useful in all the cases when we believe that the things are out of our control and therefore, we cannot affect them. In fact, we think that they affect us. This philosophy is so limiting and damaging. You are in charge of your life, and the decisions and life choices are up to you.
The approach I suggest is great, but it doesn’t mean it brings instant happiness. It provides a new perspective and point of view that can be a valuable precondition to positive changes.
Good vibes, positive mental attitude, and a good mood are goals that worth fighting for. With this approach, you will no more believe that happiness is out of your control. It’s a great thing! This approach motivates you to act, work on yourself and pursue your desires.
I am here and now; A mindful approach
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
We focus on past mistakes and uncertain future plans, but how about the present moment? We forget to live in the present moment. You need to seize the day and surrender to the here and now from times to times. There lies the hidden beauty of living.
The beauty of the world is all around us, but we need to be wise enough not to miss it. Relax your mind, feed your soul with all the things you love, and indulge your senses to the beauty of tastes, smells, music, and colors.
Mindfulness is the art of being fully present and aware of what’s here and now. Mindful practice can be practiced, and you can increase your abilities to be fully aware of the present moment.
Also, this approach helps you assess your thoughts and emotions more objectively and control your reactions to them. The key benefit of mindfulness is a better understanding, and easier letting go of the negative thoughts.
Self-reflection will help you understand your goals and expectations better and gain a clearer vision of how to implement significant changes in your life.
Avoid setting up too high expectations
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects
I mentioned it before that too high expectations eventually lead to disappointments.
That does not mean you have to give up your expectations. Feel free to chase your dreams the same way as you did before. Do not ever give up on your dreams, but be very careful about setting up expectations.
Use your dreams as an inspiration, an energy source, and motivation. Do not let them be the source of your anxiety. Set up small, measurable and reachable goals that can lead to more significant improvements in the future.
Love is everywhere – surround yourselves with your loved ones
What is a better thing than an abundant and unconditional love from your loved ones? You can get their full understanding if you notify them that you’re on an important mission to improve your life and raise your happiness level. Their support might be crucial in these times.
Who’s going to cheer you up and make you persevere on your tough journey? Your loved ones, of course! Work together towards this significant positive change and you’ll get mutual benefits. Also, you’ll spend a lot of quality times together.
Get a pet
Animals have the magic, almost mythical ability to cheer us up. If you live alone, getting a pet can make a huge difference in your everyday routine.
A pet provides you with a feeling that you aren’t all alone, although you might live alone. Although it might seem strange, there is a lot to learn from animals.
Many people have testified that having a pet significantly reduces stress and anxiety, boosts their mood and creates a necessary precondition in changing your mindset and incorporating a more positive life attitude.
Positive vibes only – conclusion
A positive shift towards positivity and good vibes is achievable. You just need to be persistent and determined in setting up and nurturing a positive mindset, mindful approach, and take an active role in your life.
You’ll never know what the sources of your inspiration towards change may be. Go ahead, search for them and use them to create a life on firm positive foundations.
Take baby steps to generate significant results in the future.