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Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World

Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World

Positivity is something that we need all the time, we need it daily. There are many sources of positivity in the world but some of the most powerful sources are the positivity blogs that random people all around the world put a lot of work and energy into keeping the websites online.

According to Feedspot and their recent Top 70 Positivity Blogs, a lot of beautiful positivity blogs were developed by many influences all around the world. We are very proud to have found that our website Positive Words Research made it in this list and was considered as number 19. Thank you Feedspot for the recognition of 8 years of work put into Positive Words Research.

Few years ago we made our own list at Positive Words Research with websites that are bringing positive vibes to the world: Top 50 Positive Websites to Benefit Your Well-being

Inspired by the Top 70 Positivity Blogs made by Feedspot and our Top 50 Positive Websites to Benefit Your Well-being we decided to make the Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World.

Hope you will find this list useful and receive the power that you are looking for. We all need the power to put into our projects and positivity blogs are one of the best sources of positive power there is.

If you think your blog should be on this list let us know in the comments below and we will be happy to analyze your website and add it to this list accordingly. Thank you for your valuable contribution.

Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World

  1. Positively Positive – positivelypositive.com
  2. Positive Psychology – positivepsychology.com
  3. Positive News – positive.news
  4. 100 Happy Days – 100happydays.com
  5. Abraham-Hicks – www.abraham-hicks.com
  6. Positive Outlooks – mypositiveoutlooks.com
  7. John Maxwell – johnmaxwellteam.com
  8. Positive Words Research – positivewordsresearch.com
  9. MindValley – mindvalley.com
  10. Positivity Blog – positivityblog.com
  11. An Inch of Gray – aninchofgray.blogspot.ro
  12. Cowbird – cowbird.com
  13. Cool Hunting – coolhunting.com
  14. Cute Overload – cuteoverload.com
  15. Daily Good – dailygood.org
  16. Gratitude Log – gratitudelog.com
  17. Positive Psychology News – positivepsychologynews.com
  18. GOOD – community.good.is
  19. Good life ZEN – goodlifezen.com
  20. Greater Good Magazine – greatergood.berkeley.edu
  21. Greatist – greatist.com
  22. Happify – happify.com
  23. Karma Tube – karmatube.org
  24. The Positive Mom – thepositivemom.com
  25. Kickstarter – kickstarter.com
  26. Love Fairy – lovefairy.com
  27. Life Vest Inside – lifevestinside.com
  28. Live Life Happy – livelifehappy.com
  29. LongForm – longform.org
  30. Powerful Positive Thinking – powerfulpositivethinking.org
  31. Marc and Angel Hack Life – marcandangel.com
  32. Milkshake – getmilkshake.com
  33. Notsalmon – notsalmon.com
  34. That Grateful Soul – thatgratefulsoul.com
  35. Success Consciousness – successconsciousness.com
  36. Oprah’s Life Lift Blog – oprah.com
  37. Brainy Quote – brainyquote.com
  38. Positivity Post – positivitypost.com
  39. The Chief Happiness Officer Blog – positivesharing.com
  40. Mind Elevation For All – mindelevationforall.org
  41. Open Culture – openculture.com
  42. Positivity Guides – positivityguides.net
  43. Purpose Fairy – purposefairy.com
  44. Project Happiness – projecthappiness.org
  45. We Heat It – weheartit.com
  46. Power of Positivity – powerofpositivity.com
  47. Positive Outlooks Blog – positiveoutlooksblog.com
  48. Secret Society of Happy People – sohp.com
  49. Gratitude Habitat – gratitudehabitat.com
  50. Little Blog Of Positivity – littleblogofpositivity.com
  51. Story Corps – storycorps.org
  52. One Exceptional Life – oneexceptionallife.com
  53. The Positive Blog – thepositiveblog.com
  54. The Daily Love – thedailylove.com
  55. 24 Hours of Happy – 24hoursofhappy.com
  56. The Good Men Project – goodmenproject.com
  57. The Nicest Place on the Internet – thenicestplaceontheinter.net
  58. The Art Of Simple – theartofsimple.net
  59. Things to be Happy About – thingstobehappyabout.com
  60. Gretchen Rubin – gretchenrubin.com
  61. Dr. Happy – drhappy.com.au
  62. Power of Positive Thinking Lifestyle – powerofpositivethinkinglifestyle.com
  63. Unclutterer – unclutterer.com
  64. Positive Prescription – positiveprescription.com
  65. We Are Lucky – we-are-lucky.com
  66. Work Awesome – workawesome.com
  67. Joseph Binning – josephbinning.com
  68. CALM – calm.com
  69. Wind and Raven – windandraven.com
  70. We stop Hate – WeStopHate.org
  71. 1000 Awesome Things – 1000awesomethings.com
  72. Positivity Effect – positivityeffect.com
  73. Hooplaha – hooplaha.com
  74. The 365 Family – the365family.com
  75. Website of Tim Lomas, PhD – drtimlomas.com
  76. Brian Tracy – Positive Thinking – briantracy.com
  77. Dr. Sue – drsue.com
  78. Positively Peaceful Inspirations – positivelypeacefulinspirations.com
  79. Positively Present – positivelypresent.com
  80. The blog of Victoria J. Brown – victoria-brown.com
  81. Movement for Modern Life – resources about yoga – movementformodernlife.com
  82. Get the Gloss – Expert health and beauty – getthegloss.com
  83. Goop – very interesting, useful, and positive articles – goop.com
  84. Psychology Today – psychologytoday.com
  85. Very Well Mind – verywellmind.com
  86. World Happiness Foundation – worldhappiness.foundation
  87. Pursuit of Happiness – pursuit-of-happiness.org
  88. KeepInspiring.Me – keepinspiring.me
  89. Becoming Minimalist – becomingminimalist.com
  90. Thoughts About God – thoughts-about-god.com
  91. Peace Learning Center – peacelearningcenter.org
  92. Isha Foundation – Sadhguru – ishafoundation.org
  93. InnerPeaceFellowship.org – innerpeacefellowship.org
  94. Action For Happiness – actionforhappiness.org
  95. Tracking Happiness – trackinghappiness.com
  96. Happiness Alliance – happycounts.org
  97. Declutter the Mind – declutterthemind.com
  98. Rupert Spira – Non-duality – non-duality.rupertspira.com
  99. Emotion Words – emotionwords.com
  100. Blessima – blessima.com

This top of 100 positivity blogs in the words was done based on our own research. The main criteria for classification were our own evaluation of the power of positivity each blog is vibing into the world. We did not take into consideration criteria such as Alexa ranking, Social media followers, monthly traffic, etc. Therefore the above top of positivity blogs is subjective.

The above top can be modified at any time based on our new research or comments of people all around the world sending us more positivity blogs that we might have missed.

Send us a new positivity blog that you think we might have missed and we will analyse and include it in this list.

Love is an Action Movement Project

Love is an Action Movement

The project Love is an Action Movement joins together people inspired by Love.

In the last year, I’ve watched as negative news, actions and images have overtaken our social media platforms and our news outlets.  I watched devastated as families were torn apart, friendships severed, fear, hopelessness, and discouragement among other things further engulfed our world.  I felt strongly that something had to be done,  but what could I do? I am only one person.

It seems as if we as a people have forgotten who LOVE is and how to express it properly.

Love is Action Movement

The “Love is an Action Movement” is to remind the world about what Love means according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and how love is expressed according to 1 John 3:18.

What do I want from you? 

A few moments of your time…. and a request that you would use the hashtag #LIAAmovement; #/@sweetstartministriesinc along with your own hashtags when posting positive images, quotes,  kind acts, and videos. Together we can begin to shift what we see in our social platforms from negative to positive. 

Love can not be censored nor banned. It is a universal language. 

Social media as you know is a tool. Like all things it can be used negatively or positively. This is where I’m starting,  shifting the focus and pushing back the darkness.

Love is an Action Movement

By the way,  this isn’t to cover or ignore issues that need to be addressed. It’s simply to be the light we were called to be,  to shine the light and love of Jesus in a world that’s getting darker by the second.

Our Love Rocks are being placed in parks,  walking trails, and anywhere that’s populated with people.  The idea is to get these rocks moving from city to city,  state to state, and country to country. This is a way to spread the message that Love is an Action.  Check out our website Sweet Start Ministries. Every day is a brand new start so begin again with an open heart!

Will you join me? 

In Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 the bible states, “Two are better than one because they can help each other succeed. If one falls down, his companion can lift him up but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up”.

Love is an action, not just a word. So many times we say we love others but our actions say something different. When we say we love others what does it mean?​

The Bible defines love as this…

1 Corinthians 13:4 – LOVE is patient, LOVE is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, hopes, and preserves. Love never fails.​

In 1 John 3:11 we are commanded to love one another. Love is active, demonstrative and responsive.​

The lack of love in this world is causing darkness and cold-heartedness to spread far and wide. We need to be the light of the world by showing godly love as 1Corinthians 13: 4-8 defines it. The bible says GOD IS LOVE.

3 things to join this movement: ​

1. Use #LIAAMovement and #sweetstartministries on all your positive images, videos, and post.​

2. Participate in Love Rocks! ​

3. Spread the Word!

Encouragement, affirmation and love is something we need to thrive in this life. The goal of the project Love is an Action Movement is to offer these three elements to everyone within our reach. Love is a universal language and we intend to show it in word and in action consistently.

Love is an Action Movement

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5 Ways to Stay Positive After a Health Crisis

Stay Positive After a Series of Health Crisis

Demanding situations and obstacles are a part of our daily lives. But, if I say we live through difficult times, it might sound like an understatement or a cliché to some. However, things that are happening around us may make you worried or scared. Talk of pandemics, economic and health woes, and even bitter politics. All of which triggers anxiety and sadness.

But, what happens when you unexpectedly find yourself in the middle of a health crisis? Let’s say you’re diagnosed with chronic diseases or any expensive diseases. Of course, it would be shocking. And your life after the diagnosis would look different from your experiences before getting sick. However, it would help if you found ways to stay positive even after the health crisis.

Your life must not be gloomy while you’re in the process of reclaiming your health. Here are some of the ways to help you stay positive after a series of health crises.

5 Ways to Stay Positive After a Series of Health Crisis

1. Accept and love Yourself

Your efforts to resist any painful emotions would do you more harm than good. For instance, resisting and trying to fight situations would increase your psychological suffering. But rather accept that you’re sick. And by a simple definition, acceptance here would mean consenting to the health results received.

Acceptance is one of the essential elements in psychological adaptation, especially to chronic illness and disability. Be mindful of yourself and purposefully focus your attention on your present moments and accept the situation. 

Better still, find a way to cope and move. Coping here would mean you incorporate your illness into your daily life. Meanwhile, if you still can, continue pursuing your goals.

Now, here is how acceptance is key to loving yourself and your growth!

When you accept the situation you are in, it only means one thing. You are taking care of your psychological or emotional growth. That means you’re kind to yourself, and that’s love. Accepting makes you recognize that being sick is part of life, and you still have to pamper yourself.

Furthermore, acceptance is about you opening to what is happening around you and cultivating the good life you have. Develop the habit of counting your blessings despite the crisis and learn to live more in the present.

2. Sweat it out

Exercising is not only about losing, maintaining, or gaining weight, it can make you feel good too about yourself.  If you are still able to get out, staying active would be the best thing to do. If going to the gym is a hassle, your backyard is an ideal place to do some light exercises.

Through exercising, you’ll be able to work off stress and tension. This is what happens- when you exercise, your brain produces chemicals such as dopamine which is the “feel-good” neurotransmitter. Meaning it’s a chemical messenger associated with pleasure or reward, and it contributes to mood, decision making, and physiological functions.

In other words, you must ensure you perform some movements as per your doctor’s directives. You can take a walk, hike, or cycle, among other forms of exercise. Just ensure you give your attention to nature or the people around you. Exercise would be your excellent mood booster since you would see yourself as healthier and vital rather than sick.

3. Write it out

You can be your enemy, and whatever you think or say to yourself can destroy or make you. Of course, the diagnosis must hit you, and your perception of yourself is likely to change. However, you must also learn to have positive thoughts and talk.

Therefore, the best way to work through your unpleasantness and negative feelings is to journal. Write down everything you’re expected to do by your doctors, and record any signs or symptoms you may have developed. Besides, journaling would be a great tool to track your symptoms and developments. Also, it would help provide the accurate time of some experiences.

4. Never cut your ties with family or friends

It’s very okay to feel bad about your situation, but it’s never wise to shut out people who are willing to help you. Of course, there are situations when you would want to be left alone, that is understood. However, completely hiding from friends is never a good idea.

You’ll only feel better when you are connected with your families or friends.

Why is that?

Not all families will indeed be supportive. However, feeling connected is very enforcing to almost everyone. Besides, it contributes to happiness, mental health, and physical health.

Imagine a situation where you need support, either with your drugs, but you can’t get them. And you happened to have cut ties with everyone you could help you. You’ll definitely suffer. Therefore, seek out your squad and never close your door for those who could help you.

With your loved ones around you, you can feel connected and less likely to be depressed. But if you do, you’ll be in a better position to get out of depression because of the support you’ll get.

5. Improve your Nutrition

Nutrition is essential to a healthier life. Some of the activities that would help you stay active require that you fuel your body. Therefore, you must ensure you maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat a balanced diet or follow your doctor’s guide.

Besides, eating the right food makes you responsible, and you’ll feel good for taking care of yourself.

In addition to the ways mentioned above, you must also ensure you watch your digital content consumption. There is a lot of information online which is not even close to the truth. Just ensure you only consume the recommended ones. 

Conclusion

We are all vulnerable to health problems. But what we do after a health crisis strikes us would matter a lot. Therefore, when you have been diagnosed with any health problem, you must learn to live with the situation.

You must accept and love yourself, improve your nutrition, and ensure you are connected to your families and friends to stay positive after a health crisis. Besides, document your progress for timely experiences and ensure you do exercise to work off stress and tension.

Positive Words Research – 5 Ways to Stay Positive After a Health Crisis

4 Effective Ways To Be Forever Positive and Happy

Effective Ways to be Forever Positive and Happy

First things first – Ask yourself, what kind of person you are? Do you see the glass as half-empty or half-full? Several studies have put forth that both of these personalities can have a significant impact on your mental and physical health, but there is nothing better than being a positive thinker, if truth be told. There are effective ways to be forever positive and happy.

A study that spanned over the periods from 2004 to 2012 covered 70,000 women. It found that optimistic women had a relatively lower risk of dying from severe diseases, such as stroke, heart disease, infection, colorectal cancers, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and respiratory diseases. 

Additionally, positive thinking has several other health benefits. These include:

  1. Faster recovery from injury or illness
  2. Fewer colds
  3. Better quality of life
  4. Better psychological health
  5. Better physical health
  6. Higher energy levels
  7. Lower depression rates
  8. Longer life span
  9. Better coping mechanism
  10. Improved stress management

Please understand that positive thinking is not magic. It may not make all your problems disappear at once. However, what it can do is it will make your problems seem more manageable. Consequently, you will be able to manage your problems more productively and positively. 

The fact of the matter is you cannot control what you experience or feel. But one thing that you can control is your reaction to things. Thus, it is on you to always look at the bright side in everything and react positively. 

For instance, you may be waiting for your friend to arrive, but he gets late. So, instead of getting angry at him, why not just use it as an exercise to work on your patience level? 

Now, we will list out some of the things that you can do to think positively and be happy all the time. Let us get started and address them one by one. 

How to be forever positive and happy?

1. Exercise more 

There have been an array of studies on this factor, but exercise does help hold a positive outlook in life. It releases the feel-good endorphins. So, be it a short walk to the supermarket or an hour at the gym, you are bound to feel better after a workout routine. 

Steve, an online reviewer, who recently reviewed the best razor for first time shavers,comments, ‘I believe in working out six days a week, and I know for sure, I am a lot more calmer on those six days than I am on Sundays.’ 

Now, you may ask, is there a scientific basis to it? Well, yes, there is. 

The University of Toronto undertook about twenty-five research studies to establish a conclusion on this. As part of these studies, the final conclusion drawn was physical activity does help keep depression at bay. 

One of the best research studies includes three groups of depressed people. All three of them were put on a fixed regime for examination – One of them was on an anti-depressant regime, the next one on exercise, and the last one on the combination of two. 

There is no surprise to the fact that in all the end all three of them were happier. But the question is – Did their happiness last? 

They were all re-examined after six months, and the results were not surprising for us. Of these, only the ones treated solely by exercise had the lowest relapse rate of only nine percent. The other two relapsed, and how. In their cases, the results were alarmingly high, that is, from thirty-one to thirty-eight percent. Hence about one-third of the people were depressed all over again.  

2. Focus on the good things

Always bear in mind – Obstacles and challenges situations are a way of life. Zac, a reviewer who reviewed the best one piece toilets,states that ‘For me, positive thinking involves switching focuses. Whenever I am faced with a let-down, I shift my focus to the good happening in my life. This makes me feel lighter and more positive.’  

Yes, regardless of how giant the obstacles are and how trivial the good things maybe, when you focus on the good, it is not hard for you to find the silver lining. 

For instance, if you had been looking forward to meeting someone, and they cancel on you, what would you do? Well, if you were a truly positive person, you won’t be disheartened.

Instead, you will use this extra time to watch your favourite movie or maybe catch up on some work that you have been delaying for a long. 

3. Build a positive environment

To keep away from negative thoughts, you need to be in a positive environment. Thus, it is best recommended to have only positive people around you. 

The perfect tip to be happy and positive was shared with us by Celina, an EmbraceGardening representative. She says, ‘For you to always be positive, you must only be around people who support you and uplift you, instead of dragging you down. You can spend your time reading positive books, listening to pleasant music, and watching light-hearted films. 

4. Treasure the experience over the possessions

Following a study conducted by Cornell University psychologist Thomas Gilovich, he states that – It is always healthy for your brain to remember a pleasant experience or a memorable thought over material things. 

A lot of people have a habit of comparing possessions. When they get something new, they are happy for a day, but they again fantasize about better things. This will not only ruin the initial pleasure but also proves to be demoralizing. To conclude this, Steffy, an educator who offers CDR review services, states that, ‘People should treasure experienced because when you do that, your happiness does not rely on the initial pleasure, but instead on the prolonged happiness. 

Bottom Line on how to be forever positive and happy

So, these are some necessary changes that you can make in your life to be forever positive and happy. Additionally, you must trash all your negative thoughts, practice gratitude, and maintain a gratitude journal to see the brighter things in life.

Making these smaller changes can ultimately have a bigger impact on your life. Stay forever positive and happy! It is the ultimate road towards authentic happiness.

Positive Words Research – Effective Ways to be Forever Positive and Happy

The Importance Of Mental Health Courses In Universities

Mental Health Courses In Universities

It is fair to say that the importance of mental health courses in universities was neglected until the last three decades, especially among the student population. Only recently have we become aware of how much college life can be stressful and can take a toll on one’s well being. We watched too many movies like American Pie which made us believe how every day at the campus is a non-stop party and debauchery.

Well, it isn’t, there is a lot of hard work, final exams, and sleepless nights that students need to endure to archive their education goals. Maybe it is time that every university in the nation pays more attention to their student’s wellbeing and at least provides them professional support or mental health courses in universities on this issue. 

Why We Need Mental Health Courses in Universities

1. Finals Are Coming

No matter how passionate one is about his studies, he won’t avoid exam anxiety or stress associated with it. Every failed exam means one step further from completing your studies, and one can feel very disappointed when failing, after investing so much hard work. We begin to understand that education can be very stressful at times and can leave so many emotional scars if not handled properly.

Students need support from their families, teachers, and professional counselors at all times so they can cope with the pressure in their lives. Without a proper support system, each student may succumb to some form of mental illness or a disorder like OCD or some kind of neurosis. 

So many generations of students never had the knowledge about these issues or coping mechanisms that can help them. Thanks to modern technology, the Internet, and an advanced approach to mental health issues, things are starting to change. It is no secret that a large percentage of the student population suffers from anxiety, stress, and depression, and this causes a lot of drug or alcohol abuse.

This is why it’s very important to educate students about the repercussions of constant exposure to stress or pressure without rest or proper relief. Preventive courses are always more effective than subsequent treatment when the psychological damage is already done. 

2. Peer Pressure

It is not only long hours of studying that puts pressure on students, they also suffer from the social life on campus or the lack of it. When one is far away from home and his family, that is stressful enough, but imagine having to ignore that and concentrate on your exams too. In moments like that, one could use some help. There is no shame in turning a write me a research paper mode on, because it would ease your pressure or stress and leave you with more time for socializing or other non-study activities. 

Socializing is a need and a necessity, especially for students who are craving new experiences or connections with people. It is hard for any student to find a balance between his studies and his social life. His academic success may depend upon finding this delicate balance, and his peers may not be always so helpful in achieving this goal.

Partying or socializing can be exhausting, and those who focus on their studies may be ridiculed by their peers or labeled as nerds or geeks. Finding a middle ground may require some professional help from counselors or attending courses on student’s mental health. 

3. Studying Your Fear

Knowing your enemy will help you defeat it, according to all military specialists. This is true for fear or anxiety also, or any form of mental illness that may plague students worldwide. Learning about these issues will help you understand them much better and approach them without prejudices that come with the lack of knowledge. Attending courses at your university can make you more prepared to cope with these problems if they may arise one day. Every student should educate himself about basic mental healthcare for his own good, and his college should be a place of support that enables him to freely access these kinds of information.

There are so many books or articles one can access over the net, but attending university courses feels more intimate, and it makes students feel more related to their school. It creates a sense of belonging or caring for each other, and that is what studying experience should be all about.

Students who are fully aware of this important issue will be better equipped to deal with it if the need arises. That is why early prevention in the form of free courses is so critical in this sensitive period of their lives. Our scholars deserve the best mental health care because they are our young experts who will shape our country’s future.

Mental Health

Anxiety, stress, and other mental illness issues are a plague of our modern society. Perhaps we live too fast, maybe we expect too much of each other, but nevertheless, we have to take care of ourselves. If you are a student who feels a burden by these problems, feel free to check if your college provides any kind of support in the form of free course studies.

Learn more about yourself, your mind, and the best defense mechanisms that will help you cope with any psychological problem. Remember that your health is in your hands and you are the one who has the power and the ability to make changes in your life. This is why everyone should make mental health courses in universities a priority.

Positive Words Research – The Importance Of Mental Health Courses In Universities

How Can Positive Affirmations Cure Our Depression and Negative Thought Patterns

Positive Affirmations Cure Our Depression and Negative Thought Patterns

Negative thoughts, stress, anxiety, and depression; we all have been there. Our harsh inner critic tends to get out from time to time, causing us to worry and get anxious – positive affirmations cure our depression. If you have ever been through this or currently wrestling with low self-esteem and depression, you should know that you aren’t alone. Without a doubt, negative thought patterns can have a devastating and deteriorating impact on our life, work, studies, relationships, and health. However, there are specific steps that one can take to deal with negative thoughts.

Before we proceed to the keys steps that can cure negative thoughts, we must understand that we are what we think. Our words form our present, future, and ultimate destiny. Loads of people are kind by nature, they love helping others, but they are harmful when it comes to their emotional and mental well-being. It is crucial to understand that how we treat ourselves sets the bar for how others will treat us. That said, speaking positive affirmations and carrying positive thoughts about yourself is a crucial step towards building and rising your self-esteem and curing your depression.

How Can Positive Affirmations Cure Our Depression and Negative Thought Patterns?

Some Ineffective Ways to Stop Negative Thoughts

When plagues with negative thoughts, depression, and anxiety, people try different ways to cure their negative mental state. For instance, they might indulge in drinking alcohol and consuming addictive substances to drown their sad thoughts. It is natural for loads of people to look for distractions when they find themselves in a dark phase of their life.

However, such distractions might work for the short term. Sooner or later, they find themselves still stuck in their negative thoughts. The attempt of numbing one’s pain with temporary distractions is never the solution to one’s problem. On the contrary, it only leads to an uncontrollable spiraling down into the eternal abyss of depression.

The Power of Positive Affirmations to cure Negative Thoughts

If you are having negative thoughts, low self-esteem, and depression, you must practice positive affirmations. Believe it or not, but positive affirmations for depression are the ultimate cure. Wait, before you get skeptical and think of it as a hoax, we will also come with the scientific evidence of the power of positive affirmations later. Firstly, you will have to understand that our subconscious mind works like a massive filing cabinet. Every thought, memory, action, and reaction keeps getting stored in this cabinet.

Consequently, over time, this cabinet gets all cluttered with overflowing emotions, thoughts, and actions. The stored files get corrupted in layman’s terms. These corrupted files yield a negative influence on how we think, act, and behave. Resultantly we pick up bad habits, viewpoints, and behaviors and make them a routine part of our life. Now, this is where the power of positive affirmations kicks in.

Whatever thought gets stored in the subconscious mind ultimately turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Now think about the kind of power positive self-affirmations would have on your life? If you wake up every morning feeling that you will never succeed, then you will never succeed. Not because you cannot, but because whatever your brain will feed you, you will live your life accordingly.

Positive affirmations are an effective way to overcome self-sabotage by challenging your negative thoughts. When you wake up and the first thing in the morning, tell yourself that you are beautiful, energetic, and successful. You will be all those things. By repeating them as often as you want and believing in them wholeheartedly, you are set to change your life for the better.

Many people think of positive affirmations as a process of wishful thinking. However, positive affirmations are more like mental exercise. They train our brain muscles, similar to a repetitive physical activity you would do to become healthy. Those positive mental reps are effective in reprogramming our minds and thought patterns. Well, you guessed it right, with time, we will start thinking differently (positively), acting positively, and living productive and successful lives – positive affirmations cure our depression and negative thinking.

The Science behind Positive Affirmations

According to a study led by doctors, the magical power of positive affirmations was analyzed. The physical healthcare experts included fMRI (functional magnetic reasoning imaging) on the subjects and concluded that positive affirmations activate the brain’s reward centers. The reward centers are referred to as the VS (ventral striatum) and the VMPFC (ventromedial prefrontal cortex) in scientific terms.

These areas get activated when humans experience pleasure as a response to an event, such as eating their favorite food or winning a game. That said, science proves that affirmations benefit from the brain’s reward circuits – positive affirmations cure our depression. These reward circuits are essential for a positive outlook on life as they do certain things, such as diminishing pain, while helping us maintain balance in the face of unpleasant and even dangerous events.

Positive Words Research – How Can Positive Affirmations Cure Our Depression and Negative Thought Patterns?

Win This Holiday Season with These Fantastic Content Marketing Strategies and Ideas

Holiday Season

Did you know that according to the National Retail Federation, in 2019, people said that they intended to spend an average of $1,047 during the holiday season? That is fantastic news for most businesses because it means that they could potentially be able to make good money during the holidays with the right marketing strategy. However, just because people are willing to spend doesn’t mean they will spend on you. As you up your marketing game over the holiday season, you should remember that other businesses are doing the same thing.

One way to market during the holidays is through content marketing. This means you will focus on creating content that your viewers will find valuable. It would be best if you tailored your marketing strategy to your audience, budget, timeline, and other factors to get the most of the holiday. Before giving you 15 content marketing ideas you could easily implement this holiday season, here are seven tips to increase the chances of your marketing strategy succeeding.

Marketing Strategy

Engage Your Audience

Instead of trying to guess what your audience wants, why not just ask them? You could send them questions through your email list, or you could run a poll. Find out how your brand can help them address their goals, fears, concerns, and interests so they get the most out of their holiday.

Look at Your Current Content

If your business is more than a year old, you may already have holiday content from the previous years. Go through your current content and figure out what can be repurposed.

Align Your Content with Your Goals

What are your goals for the holiday season? How can your content help you meet these goals?

Plan Your Content in Advance

Don’t wait for the holiday season to start planning your holiday content. Start creating your content in advance so that you are just rolling out the content when the holidays come. Organize your content so that it gets the most impact. For example, a post about the best gift ideas should be followed by content on DIY gifts instead of the other way around. Organize your content in terms of timeline and priority. The main idea is to tailor this content to the holidays by adding holiday themes, colors, and ideas.

Multimedia Is Your Friend

It is not just about writing multiple long-form posts. Consider creating slideshow videos, videos, images, and gifs that would be attractive to your audience.

Cross-Platform Marketing

If you have social media accounts on multiple social media platforms, create content for each of these platforms. Your goal is to reach out to many people, and that is possible when you meet them where they are the most. Of course, if you implement this strategy, it may make your content marketing creation process more extensive as each platform needs different types of content.

Take the Data for Later

Holidays, like most things in life, are cyclical. The data for your content marketing performance this year will prove helpful next year. You may not analyze it right now but save it anyway.

With the strategy in place, it’s time for some content marketing ideas you can use.

Content Marketing Ideas

Show Off Your Holiday Spirit

Does your company have holiday traditions? You could document your employees during such events and post these videos and pictures. They are a good way to give your audience an inside look at your company’s culture and people.

Add Holiday Symbols

You have no doubt seen the banners shops hang up over the holidays. You could do the same with your website. Add some blinking lights and some banners. Make your website look festive by decorating it with holiday-themed items. Be sure not to overdo it. If you do, your website will look cluttered and become off-putting to your visitors.

Use Graphics and Quotes

Thanks to technology, making quirky, funny, heartwarming content has never been easier. Consider creating graphics that would be attractive to your audience. Add quotes you think your audience would love and tap into the feel-good feelings of the holidays.

Talk About Your Staff or Company

Give the company a human face by letting them see the people behind the brand. You can do short videos of your staff members talking about your company, your products, or even how they feel about working for you. These videos remind people that even big brands have humans working behind the scenes to make everything possible.

Take Advantage of User Generated Content

Sometimes, the best way to market yourself is to let your clients speak for you. Ask your clients if you can repost their content that features your products. Validation is important, and people will feel more comfortable using your products or services if they see other people doing the same.

Share Stories

Many social media platforms right now have a feature called stories. In most cases, stories are only available for 24 hours. You can take advantage of these to feature promotions and spirited campaigns that people would find attractive.

Appeal to Social Causes

For some people, holidays are characterized by love, sharing, family, and giving. You could run campaigns that channel part of your income from your clients into social causes they would be interested in. This makes them feel good about investing in you.

Bank on Trends

During the holiday season, particularly near the peak of the season, most businesses are either closed or fully packed. Some people would rather avoid the fray, so they choose to shop online. According to statistics, over the holidays, more than 60% of Shopify users switch to making mobile orders. You should take advantage of this trend by focusing on making your clients’ mobile experience fantastic. This may mean speeding up the checkout process, making your website more mobile-friendly, and even increasing your delivery personnel for some time.

Recap the Most Popular Content for That Year

No, this does not mean reposting your content. Instead, you can do a series covering your most popular content. You can summarize this content, add the best comments from your customers, include quotable quotes, and include a link to the actual content.

Engage With Your Audience

If you want to engage with your audience, there are many ways to go about it. You could start a live stream and take in comments and questions from the public. You could also create a poll and ask people to vote. You could ask people to send in ways you helped them that year.

For example, an essay writing service could ask students who received exemplary performance in their essays to send in their testimonials, which they could post. Using this example, a student with an informative essay as a holiday assignment will know exactly where to go to get help.

Give Your Clients a Hint of What You Have in Store for Them in the Future

Do you plan to unveil new products next year? Do you have something in store for your clients? Why not give them a sneak preview of these products and services. This may give them more reasons to be psyched up about the new year.

Email List

If you have an email list, most likely, the clients who have signed up for your mailing list are people who are interested in you and your business. You can use this platform to talk to your clients, clue them in on what you are doing and what you have to offer.

Run Promotions

Statistically, people spend a lot of money around the holidays. That does not mean they will pass up a good bargain. If you can, you should consider having holiday offers. You could sell your products in packages at a reduced cost, offer free shipping, give coupons, etc. Some businesses can use this time to clear old stock to start the New Year with fresh products.

Revamp Your Products to Match the Holidays

If it is possible, create holiday-themed products that you can sell specifically during this season. For example, if you make candy, you can make multicolored holiday-themed sweet packets or candy to celebrate the holidays.

Gratitude

Everyone loves to feel appreciated. Why not appreciate your customers for the year. You can do this on any of your social media. Thank them for supporting you and believing in you, and welcome them to walk with you in the coming years as well.

Point to Note

As you are doing your holiday content marketing, there is one fact you need to remember at all times. It’s not about the quantity but the quality. Ten fantastic posts will have a much greater effect than thirty subpar posts. Focus on making high impact content rather than filling every day and platform with content that has low chances of converting.

The holiday season is near. It is time to focus on content creating strategies that are specifically suited for the holiday season. Done correctly, you may be able to increase your sales this year while simultaneously attracting new clients for the next year. This article does not have a definitive list of content marketing ideas and strategies. However, it is a fantastic starting point you can use to lead you in the right direction.

Thomas Moore is a digital marketing professional and freelance writer who works for EssayService. He enjoys writing useful pieces and sharing his expertise. He is an author of numerous posts and articles published both online and in print media.

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How To Find Hope In Desperate Times

Find Hope In Desperate Times

Life is hard. In vain we try to pretend that life is easy, the reality is that sometimes life is unfair and hard. For many situations there are not even half-effective solutions. Many times we simply do not know what to do to solve a situation. Who to call to help us? There is no one who can help us and we can’t help ourselves either. How to find hope in desperate times?

It is quite difficult to find hope in situations where nothing is going well. However without hope life is even harder. In desperate times, try at least to keep your hope up. But how can you keep your hope when life is so hard.

You need a deeper philosophy of life. That is, you need deeper thoughts to give you hope in these difficult times. Many times these deep thoughts were told to us by our parents or we read them in a book. Here are some small recommendations on how you can keep your hopes up in desperate times.

1. Beauty Is Found In Simplicity

The moment you notice beauty, your hope returns. Fortunately, there are many beautiful details around us, wherever we are. One of them is the sky. You can always look up and look at the sky to lift your spirits a little and feel confident again. Confidence in the beauty of life generates hope. Because ugliness generates a decrease in hope. Try to contemplate a beautiful little detail that you have at hand. It can even be a small object that is dear to you. The small details contain a lot of beauty, because beauty is found in simplicity.

2. Have Patience

The ability to be patient is directly correlated with the level of hope. The moment we lose patience, our hope diminishes dramatically. Think that all things and events are transient. Unfortunately or fortunately everything will pass. Yes, of course you want the bad things to happen faster and the good things want to last longer. We all want that. But life is composed of a mixture of pleasures and troubles. Sweet moments would not be so beautiful if we did not have some troubles in our life.

3. Slow Things Down

When you start to lose hope, it is an alarm signal that you feel overwhelmed. Give yourself permission to slow things down for a while. Just think about today. Leave the future. The future has an extraordinary ability to take care of itself. You don’t have to worry about the future. You need to only care about today. Survive today as best you can, until dusk, then go to bed a little earlier. You deserve it. Leave the whole world and your own life in someone else’s care for today.

4. Read a Wise Book

Wisdom generates hope. A deeper understanding of reality helps you a lot to have a high level of hope. Somehow, when you feel that you are losing hope, your level of wisdom temporarily diminishes. Go back to a wise book you read in the past or read a new book. Don’t read something dramatically with an ugly and hopeless ending. Read something that will give you strength and motivate you. Also, don’t read a book that is too hard, because you don’t want to add even more weight to yourself. It would be best to re-read a wise book you have read in the past. It will definitely help you.

5. Talk To A Friend

Talk to a friend, mother, father, brother or sister. In desperate times, communicating with a friend or a person who has known us for many years helps a lot. Don’t hesitate to say everything you think. Tell them all your thoughts from those moments. Wait to see their reaction and listen to what they tell you. If you are both in the same situation or you have been in the same situation in the past, talking about this common life experience will help you a lot, you will see. Don’t hide from people who have known you for many years. Nobody can compensate for the value they offer you, because no one can know you in a few days as they know you from so many years.

6. Write Your Thoughts

Write your thoughts on paper. Try to write freely. That is, to write down all the thoughts that go through your mind even if they are the worst possible thoughts. If you think that someone might read what you are writing, break and throw away the sheet after you have written your thoughts. As you write down your thoughts, do not try to lift your spirits and motivate yourself. Do not deny your negative thoughts. Don’t tell yourself it’s nonsense. Just write the thoughts on paper. Try to write a single page with the darkest thoughts you have from those moments. Don’t write more than one page and don’t hide some of your thoughts.

7. Do Something Small and Simple For Yourself

When we lose hope, we also lose the ability to do good things for ourselves, which leads to an even greater loss of hope. This vicious circle can be broken very easily when we do a small and simple thing for ourselves consciously. Doing something for yourself to feel better greatly increases the degree of hope. Extend the bath you take a little more. Sit on a bench in the park and contemplate the nature for some minutes. Read a good news of an event that is happening in the world or that has already happened. Take a nap. Make yourself a cup of tea by paying attention to all the details of making the tea by making them slower and more conscious than usual.

Conclusion

Hard times are difficult, but losing hope is even more difficult. Whatever happens to you, try to keep your hope up. Another way you can bring hope into your life is by giving hope to others. Be the one who inspires others even in the most desperate moments of life. Yes, it is difficult, but not impossible. Keep your hope up and also give it to others. Happiness can be found even in the darkest moments if we remember to turn on the light.

Keep Calm And Learn Positive Words

Learn Positive Words

Positive words are like doors. When you open them, one by one the doors lead you to greater wisdom, to more opportunities. Positive words need to be studied, not just known and pronounced. We need to learn positive words. We need to know how to use these beautiful words in sentences and questions.

But we must also understand the patterns that represent the positive emotion represented by a word. The more children, from an early age, learn positive words and emotions, the better. Kids must be taught how to distinguish positive patterns, both in the people around them and in themselves. Please find below a list of techniquest that will support you or your kids learning positive words:

How to Keep Calm and Learn Positive Words

1. List of Positive Words

Using a list of positive words is an useful tool to memorise positive words. One of the techniques would be to visually scan a list and the words that seem unknown to you to circle. After circling the words you can look them up in the dictionary to read their definition.

2. Enchanted Cloud

Draw the pattern of a cloud on a piece of paper or print the outline of a cloud taken from the internet. Write several positive words on a piece of paper, being careful to leave space between the words. Cut out the words from the sheet and stick them on the cloud using glue. Then hang the cloud in your room. This exercise can be done with both nouns (positive powers) and adjectives (positive character traits).

3. In Which House Do You Live

Just like the exercise above, draw a house on A4 paper. Or print a paper with the outline of a house. Then write some positive words on another sheet, being careful to leave space between the words. As you write the words, think about what positive emotions you have or would like to have in your home, that is, in your family. Cut out and then glue the beautiful words on the house. Hang the house in your room.

4. Give a Flower

Draw a flower with longer petals on a piece of paper or cardboard. Write some positive adjectives or nouns on another sheet. Cut and glue the kind words on the flower. Color the flower and gift that flower to a friend.

5. Jar with Superpowers

Get a transparent jar. Write some positive nouns on a piece of paper. Cut out the nice words from the paper individually. Roll each word and put it in the jar. Write Jar with Superpowers on the jar. Every day randomly draws a superpower from the jar. It’s your superpower from that day. Invite a friend to extract a superpower from the jar.

6. Name Acronym

Play name acronym with positive words. How to play? Think of a positive word that begins with the first letter of your name. You can also play with other friends. Think of a positive word that starts with the first letter of your friend name and say that word. When playing name acronym game in a group it comes out really nice. Because a child gets to hear from other children the beautiful words that start with the first letter of his name.

7. Drawing Positive Events

Think of a positive word and then draw on a piece of paper a moment in your life when you felt that way. In what context did it happen? This way you train yourself to identify positive emotions. This technique is very useful in coaching to anchor the person in positive events.

Conclusion

All these exercises are meant to enrich your vocabulary with positive words. Another benefit is that these techniques will help you identify positive emotions in yourself and those around you. Your emotional intelligence will increase. You will also improve the communication with those around you and with yourself because you will get to know yourself better. Do you know other techniques by which positive words can be learned? Share below and inspire the people that visit this article.

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Professional Essay Writing: How to Create a Masterpiece

Professional Essay Writing

Yes, it will be another boring article on how to create a professional and effective essay. Oh, no, stop. It won’t be, because we won’t tell the same things other bloggers say when it comes to this topic: write a plan, research your sources, create an outline, write an introduction and other parts, so on. You know all that, you’ve most probably finished your English 101 class already and know all these theoretical tips from textbooks and other articles. Though, of course, we will provide you with some information you might already know, we will try to go through some extra substance on the matter. So here we go.

1. Time management for essay writing

Before you start writing, think about the essays you’ve written before and try to estimate the approximate time you need to get done with this task. You need three time frames — optimum, minimum and maximum. For example, you need on average 3 days of work to finish a professional argumentative essay — it is your optimum, always remember about it and don’t think you have plenty of time ahead of you.

2. Imagine that a procrastination monster bites you

We are sure it happened before and you should know, there is no guarantee it won’t happen again. For this case you need an emergency plan, a creative way out. While you have some energy and you are ready to work at least a little on this essay, don’t waste time on long outlines and thorough research. Start writing like crazy, through all the links you find to the same fine and keep writing. All your ideas should be there, even if some sentences are not finished. This file will save you if a procrastination monster ruins your perfect 3-day optimum plan.

3. ⅔ of planned quality is mostly enough

Don’t think “I will search for several hours more and write a brilliant essay then.” Get to work, write at least ⅔ of your paper, and if you have plenty of time to finish, add more substance, if not, just finish the remaining one third and submit an essay. It is much better to write something quality but not outstanding, than to spend endless time browsing online and not submit your paper on time.

4. Use all the technical help you can get.

For example, once you find a reference you will use, open some up-to-date citation generators and generate in-text and bibliography quotes. It will save you tons of time later, believe us. Save all the references to the same place not to look for them for ages. Even if your draft is raw it is better to use already formatted in-text citations. You can also use grammar and style checkers while writing. For example, you are tired of thinking and typing, but if you open some social media, you will get swallowed for hours. Stop writing, but stay within the writing process. Open a grammar checker and start checking what you have already written, even if it is only a draft. Rereading what you have written will give you extra thought, and there is no such thing as “extra” proofreading.

5. Work in small “shifts” and record them

There are plenty of apps and desktop programs like Pomodoro and Forest which will help you to cut your work plan into pieces and work more dynamically. Work 25 minutes, rest 5. Keep the pattern 4 times in a row and rest for half an hour. If you feel you need more rest for now, work 10 minutes and rest 30. Yes, you heard us right. Only 10 minutes. It will be enough not to get trapped in a vicious procrastination circle.

We are sure you know you have to check your paper twice before you submit it, and make sure it is fully original. One last advice. If you are not sure you can handle the overall writing load on your own, it is a good idea to delegate some of your tasks to an urgent cheap essay writing service like CheapWritingHelp.com and focus on tasks which truly interest you. Finally, the ability to delegate is one of the most important skills there, in a real professional world.