I'm not going to lie, although I may seem happy 100% of the time this isn't always the case. I mean seriously who is?! However, there are a couple of things that I like to do that ensure I stay as positive as I can. I'm one of those people who loves having positive vibes around all the time, making sure I remember all the great things I have around me. Today I'm going to be sharing with you some tip and tricks on how to stay positive.
The one in the photo is actually a book I got for my dad for fathers day, but one I really like reading through is Paul Arden's 'It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be'. I'm all for a good positive quote. I have a wall of them in my uni room, so that I can wake up and be greeted with some motivational words for the day. Paul Arden's book is great to read last thing at night, so you can go to sleep feeling inspired and more positive to face the next day. There are loads of books like this, and they may not be everyones thing but I like being able to have something physical to look through on those down days.
Listen to some music
I'm sure everyone has that one or couple of songs that when they listen to them their mood is automatically boosted. I know one of mine is Mr Blue Sky by ELO. This song reminds me of summer days, spending time with my family and the generally bouncy tune of the song always makes me smile. Having a playlist of songs that you know cheer you up on your phone can be great for those times when you really want to zone out from the world. I tune to music for a lot of things in my life, and I don't know what I'd do without mood music.
Use your tech
We are blessed these days to have the internet at our fingers. Pinterest is one of my first ports of call for a good positivity quote. If I'm having a hectic week, I like to set my wallpaper to a happy quote so that whenever I look at my phone I'm forced to take a second out and remember to focus on me. Another way I use my phone to stay positive is by looking back at old photos. I have over 1000 photos on my phone, ranging from my last days at sixth form to all the way throughout my first year of uni. I have such amazing friends that looking back at these photos reminds me of the giggles, drinks and great opportunities I've had in the past few years.
How do you stay positive?