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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Happiness

How to change negativity into positivity.

Once you learn to control your mind, you can control your life.

So I am by no means an expert - if you feel you have a mental health problem, go to your GP and get a councillor; they can really help you understand the triggers (even when you think there are none) and help you begin create a positive mind. Or if you are worried about a friend, keep talking to them and make them see they might need some help and remind them it's nothing to be ashamed of.

"Depression is not selfish. Anxiety is not rude. Schizophrenia is not wrong. Mental illness is not self-centred. Mental illness is not a choice... but recovery is."

In the mean time, here I am with some tips to create and maintain a positive mind;

 
 
1. Don't snooze that alarm
A) according to scientists snoozing your alarm can make you feel even more tired.
B) the average adult needs 8 - 9 hours sleep so make sure you try to get it.
C) but don't stay in bed all day.
Go back to when you where three and had a schedule; I am going to bed at 10ish and I'm getting up at 7am - no excuses! Whether you sleep that whole time or not, it doesn't matter - your body clock will get used to it in the end if  you stick at it.

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

2. Start your day with something positive
Walk down those stairs with a huge smile on your face grab a lemon water and while drinking it think about everything good in your life - your family, your friends, your house, your health, your plans for the day... anything.

"I love the smell of possibility in the morning."

3. Eat healthy and exercise
I can't stress the benefits of eating right and exercising; especially if you are in a negative place. If you don't want to pay for the gym - get an exercise DVD or get online and find what workout suits you. Just do it. It will help cleanse your body and your mind.

"Don't just be good to others, be good to yourself too."

4. Carry a diary around  - (the most important tip to follow if you are struggling)
If anything bad happens or if something that makes you feel down (no mater how small) write it in the diary - absolutely any negative thought or feeling. It could be a personal issue, a family issue or something as small as a co-worker using your cup. Get it down and out of your system.

At the end of the day review these thoughts - was 'Sandra' using your pen really that bad, is it really terrible you didn't tidy up today, are your friends really avoiding you, are your family always horrible to you - probably not! Writing our thoughts down can help us to see how much negativity is really in our lives.

Then we can change it all into positivity!

"Always believe something good is about to happen."

5. Be clean and tidy
Try to always clean up after yourself and hang your clothes up straight away - a clear space is a clear mind... and will also keep you busy. Typically, the busier we are the more time we have for things. Sounds weird but its so true; have you ever noticed if you have a 'lazy' day you feel even more tired. Point proven.

"Don't think about what might go wrong - think about what could go right."

6. Take time to have fun
Make sure you give yourself time to live and laugh - we can't always be serious and working. On the other hand, if you feel like your life is empty - go and find a hobby you love!

"Worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good."

7. Go to bed without your phone and think positive
Having a break from your phone is great - make sure to relax before bed, read a book or watch TV and just chill out. Think about all the great things you have achieved today or will achieve tomorrow.

"Happiness is letting of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is."


Have a good day!

PS. Go follow me on Pinterest; I have a happiness board which hopefully will give you some inspo.

Jess x

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  1. *Pictures here are not my own; they are all from Pinterest and links to the original source are on there.

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