6 Habits To Be More Positive

6 Habits To Be More Positive

Last update: 19 June, 2016

Follow these habits to be more positive and you’ll see that everything improves along with your perspective. Being positive is a skill you can learn. If you sit around waiting for life to be perfect to be able to smile, you may be like that for years.

Some people give off good vibes without any extra effort. It seems that being positive is something completely natural for them and they have no problems to worry about. Can I tell you a secret? These people have learned to make the best of every situation.

1. Find something to motivate you every day

The first step to being more positive is to have a reason. It can be anything: a new hobby, a goal or any activity that inspires you. This will give you the excitement you need to get up every morning and fulfill your duties.

You may be thinking that if you can eliminate the obligations of your life, you’ll be happier. The problem is that this is not possible. You will always encounter problems, difficult situations and obligations you must meet.

2. Celebrate your small wins

Do you think that it is only worth noticing your big wins? That isn’t so! Being more positive starts by recognizing every little step you take. Think of your existence as a set of small goals that lead to bigger ones.

If you concentrate only on the big dreams you will end up frustrated and won’t appreciate the efforts you make every day. Do not delay your happiness, focus on enjoying everything you can.


Are you learning a new language? Value each new step you take. Note that many people get halfway and other haven’t even tried.

3. Give unconditionally

Being more positive is not just about you. Supporting whoever needs a push is one of the best things you can do. Surely you’ve gone through times when you’ve needed someone to be on your side.

In the same way, you will always find someone who needs help in some way. You don’t even need to spend too much money, time or energy. In return you will feel better about yourself. Among the things you can do you are donating the clothes that you no longer use or helping someone that is crossing the street with bags of groceries.

4. Smile

This sounds very cliché, but it’s true. To most of us it is difficult to form a genuine smile when we make eye contact with another person. We might give a quick wink or a “Hello”, but a real smile will make you feel better.

happy smiling friends

You cannot guarantee that others will be happy but you can work on being happy yourself. Do your best to smile. But do it for real. Find a reason every day, especially when you feel down or without the desire to continue.

5. Do not relive the past

Another habit to be more positive is focusing on every minute you have right now. Some people give a lot of thought to what they did or what they had and live embittered. Others cry because they think it was better before.

What they really don’t see is that this no longer exists. No matter how good or bad it was, it is no longer reality. It was clearly marked but it does not have to be defined. You don’t have the life you enjoyed so much? It’s okay because you have the opportunity to be whoever you want to be. You can give yourself the opportunity to cry when you need to but then keep going.

6. Do not let fear control you

Positive people are not limited by their fears. They take the necessary precautions to not get injured but strive for what they want.

Go beyond, take risks and dare yourself to make mistakes and lose occasionally. The worst that can happen is that you make a really bad decision. But what if things go really well?

man with his arms open raised towards a mountain

Stop for a moment and think about the things you could have done in your life if you had not been afraid.

Which of these habits to be more positive can you apply in your life? Which ones do you think you will use from now on? Give yourself a chance and you’ll quickly improve your perspective.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.