To me, a positive word equals a positive mindset. The language you use can change the path of your entire day.
Positivity in terms of the words that you use day-to-day is one of the best ways to improve your state of mind, yet it is a way that we often overlook.
This is why I am here today to tell you the importance of positive words in my life and the ways that I try to use them.
One way that I try to stay positive is to meditate as and when I can. This links to positive words because while I am being mindful of the thoughts and feelings that come and go, I try to keep as many positive words flowing through my mind.
Whether it is just sitting down, closing your eyes and taking deep breaths while going through positive language in your mind. Possibly downloading an app for mindfulness, reading a book about it or even using podcasts, there are endless ways to incorporate positivity into your life. If you use any of these methods you will find that the positive words will begin to flow into your world with little to no effort.
When someone compliments you, you find your mood picking up entirely, don’t you? So why not gift that feeling to someone else.
It is important to let the people around you know that they have done something well, one of the best ways to do this is affirmation through positive language.
Another person that you must remember to shower with positivity is yourself. If you’re willing to raise someone else’s love for themselves, you have to include the one person who is always there. Yes, you!
All the way through your life there is always rewards systems. For example, behaving well in school often wound up coming back to you in the form of a certificate, trophy or another prize. These objects would always be plastered from top to bottom with positive words. This validation of good behaviour, positive contributions or effort in school would be what every child wanted. This is reflected forever in many other situations.
Reward yourself, tell yourself all of the positive impacts that you have made. Let your mind go and explore all of the possible positive words that you could use to describe your achievements.
Setting goals can be helpful in this aspect, useful objectives that can help yourself and others.
Times of stress
As a student who has gone through their GCSE’s, AS’ and being a hair away from beginning my A-Level exams, stress is particularly rife.
It is extremely easy to get yourself in a slight huff during exam season, this is why keeping the vibes positive is important in situations like that, especially within education.
Writing a list of positive words is something that I have found incredibly helpful in stressful situations. As I said at the start, positive words can completely transform your mindset. Times that require an expanded mindset are the ones that you need the most positivity.
Overall, I truly believe that using positive language day-to-day is potentially one of the most underrated ways to improve your life.
By sharing my opinion on positive words and how they affect me, I hope that others will be inspired to delve into their own use of productive language.
A short bio about the writer: My name is Charlotte Yorke and I am an eighteen year old A-Level Student in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. I am beginning my exciting journey into the world of Journalism by beginning my Undergraduate Degree at Staffordshire University in September 2017. I am an avid reader and writer, I thoroughly enjoy expressing myself through the written word. Link to my blog: www.yorkeonline.wordpress.com