Learning how to harness positive energy on a daily basis – transform your daily routine with these tried and true methods for attracting positive vibes.
Sometimes it can be too much to go through a day without feeling exhausted both physically and mentally. We all need some positive vibes and energy to do our daily tasks no matter what.
While some people have it in their bones to attract positive energy without much effort, others struggle to find a safe haven that can help them relax and unwind. What are some of the tried and true things you can do in order to attract some positive energy into your life right now and start your day anew?
1. Learn to let go
Holding grudges towards your friends or acquaintances rarely ends well. While sometimes it may create office rivalry or healthy competition, at other times it can create rifts between would-be friends. Learn to let go of the negative thoughts you may be harboring towards someone else.
The truth is that we simply don’t know where some people come from and what brought them to confront us in the first place. Keep this in your mind the next time you come face-to-face with an ill thought towards someone.
2. Listening to upbeat music
Positive vibes come in many forms, not the least of which is music that can help you overcome negative thoughts. Many genres such as jazz, chill or acoustic can help you not only relax but embrace the day in a different perspective.
Don’t rely on music that emphasizes dancing or electronic instruments that serve to make your heart race. Music that relaxes and lets you think is the best way to attract some positive vibes in no time whatsoever.
3. Visualize before acting
We are all guilty of acting on impulse and regretting the decisions we have made. Visualizing the action you are about to enact is a good way of letting yourself think before doing something you might regret. The same applies to college tests, job interviews, and even company meetings.
Every word you say can and will have a ripple effect on your life moving forward. Visualize those results in different scenarios and you will live a much more positive daily life as a result.
4. Less future talk
Talking about the future and planning your career is great. However, those plans should be as loose as possible if you don’t want to bum yourself out later on. People map their lives out to a great extent only to realize that a lot of what is happening around them isn’t under direct control.
Think about the future as an idea but never let yourself rely on a “better tomorrow” just because you are dealing with a lot of things right now. Focus on what’s important in the moment and let the future happen by itself.
5. Learn to embrace, not hate
Of course, you are not going to like the new dress your wife bought for herself. Your son might come home with a low grade and feel scared to even come near you because of it. The favorite pizza place you often visited has been shut down indefinitely with no hopes of coming back. These things will happen all the time and they are all part of life. Hating yourself, those around you or something third entirely won’t bring you any more happiness.
Learn to embrace change and the things coming your way without jumping to conclusions. Shutting off most of the hate will automatically make your positive energy skyrocket without you even realizing it.
6. Be as objective as possible
Most of the negativity in our lives can be attributed to subjectivity. We are the product of our parents, friends, family, and society. They shaped us into who we are today, and the person we became sometimes comes to contact with things it doesn’t really like.
This is where objectivity comes into play as a means to distance ourselves from negativity. Just because someone is different or does something different than we’d like them to it doesn’t mean they are unworthy of our attention. Be objective as much as possible and don’t let your personal judgment come in the way of happiness.
7. Express through writing
One of the easiest and most creative ways to express your inner thoughts and emotions is through writing. Anyone can write, whether they want to admit that or not. While some people are more apt to write essays, others prefer song lyrics or wordplay. You can even use a professional service such as rewardedessays to help you out with editing and formatting if you are unable to manage by yourself.
The most important thing is to let your mind and hand do most of the work without thinking about the end result. Depressurize your mind and let go of stray thoughts by putting them on paper and seeing what comes of it.
8. Spend time in nature
Nature is one of the best positive energy conductors on the planet. You don’t have to go too far to enjoy nature to its fullest. Local parks, riverside walkways or even mountain paths can be a good way to stretch your legs and breathe some fresh air. Being inside too much is one of the main causes of depression and anxiety which are directly linked to negative energy. Do yourself a favor and go out as much as possible for short stretches of time.
9. Act selflessly now and then
While volunteer work and NGOs aren’t for everyone, you can still do something selfless every now and then without expecting a reward. There are people all around us who are suffering to unimaginable degrees, not the least of which are homeless people without hope for redemption.
Giving someone money on the street, standing up in the city bus or letting someone in line in front of you is a gentle gesture that most will be shocked by. Do something that will make you happy for someone you barely even know and see your positive energy shift to a whole new level.
10. Shut off the negative
Negative people will always be around to make us feel miserable without even realizing it. While some people struggle with family or close friends, others are under constant pressure from coworkers or college professors. Learn to let go of their negativity by trying to understand things from their point of view.
Very rarely will someone be mean to you by pure chance – there is always a good reason for their personal reasoning and suffering. Shut these negative influences out by focusing on yourself and what makes you happy in life.
11. Accept yourself
Many of us are unhappy with the way we look, sound, walk or talk. It is very little we can do to change what our parents gave us and most people find that unsatisfying. Accepting yourself for who you really are is one of the best things you can do in a lifetime.
The amount of happiness and positive energy on the other side of fear is something you should seriously consider. Just think about all the people who can’t walk or see with their own eyes and what they would do to be in your place. The world is a cruel place and you should be your own best asset in making ends meet in life.
12. Smile a little
Smiling does a lot more than just show your teeth to whoever you are talking to. It shows that you are genuinely ready to listen to your fellow speaker and attract positive energy wherever you go. Sometimes smiling in front of the mirror for a couple of seconds can make all the bad thoughts go away.
It can be hard to make yourself smile if the world simply won’t give you a much-needed break but it does help to try. Repeat this small ritual any time you feel as if you are too deep in negativity and need to vent a little.
13. Learn to say “no”
Accepting to help others is a noble gesture up to a point where people start abusing it. There will always be coworkers or friends who want something free of charge and want it as soon as possible. Saying “no” to these people isn’t a bad thing – you do have your own life and worries to take care of.
Learn which tasks and favors are worth your time and don’t commit to promises you don’t intend to keep. Keeping your head clear of all the favors and promises that need to be cashed in will make you a more positive thinker in more ways than one.
14. Do some cardio
Sometimes all you need is a jog to clear your mind. Some people prefer treadmills while others opt for bikes or rollers. Anything that involves your physical exercise is a good release mechanism for negative energy. Being positive is far easier if you feel good about your body.
Give yourself a few moments of cardio each day in order to fill that positive energy bar to it’s fullest any time you feel you need to get out of the house. You might even meet a new friend or see something interesting along the way.
15. Live in here and now
A huge portion of negative energy can be dismissed simply by focusing on the task at hand. If you are at work, or at college, focus on what is happening at the moment. Don’t think about what might happen in several weeks or what happened the month before. Those things don’t matter as much as the moment you are in right now.
The present gives you a chance to shape your life to an unimaginable degree. Use that opportunity to take hold of your life and attract positive energy willingly, without worrying about what happened or might happen.
Living a positive life
Being positive 24/7 is nigh impossible and you shouldn’t push yourself to achieve that state. There will always be something that bugs us at night and doesn’t go away no matter what we do. Learn to accept the things you can’t change and be aware of the things happening around you at the present. Only then will you be able to truly attract positive energy and learn to live your life more productively.
Malia Keirsey is a passionate blogger and web designer. She has finished the University of Chicago with the master’s degree in Sociology and started her career as a novice writer.
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