Can we fill our life with sunshine and positivity? Is this possible?
Most of us have been exposed to negative messages from the outside world. You only need to spend a few seconds scrolling through your news feed or watch the news on TV to see that.
But how can we reject all this negativity from our life? How can we fill our lives with sunshine and positivity?
Well, it starts with you. You need to stay away as much as possible from filling your mind and time with negative news, and also stop dwelling on worries, doubts and fears.
You have to make an effort to remove negative people from your life and expose yourself to more positive people.
And that begins with you taking small steps towards living a happier, more joyous life.
Steps to Fill Your Life with Sunshine and Positivity
Here are 8 steps to help you live a more positive and happy life.
Don’t just read them. To gain results you need to practice what you read.
Step 1: Make a Plan
You need to create a vision for your life that involves positivity and happiness. You need a plan for how you will get there and how you will stay on track.
This can be a written plan or a mental plan that you visualize in your head.
It can be helpful to look back at your life and see what you were doing when you were at your happiest time. This can give you some insight into what you were doing when you were in a happy mood.
You may be able to figure out what triggered these positive feelings. This can help you plan how to get there and stay on track.
Think of small achievements that you would love to achieve in the future. It can also help you pinpoint what aspects of your life need improvement.
Step 2: Be Proactive
As odd as it may sound, to fill your life with sunshine is to be proactive. You have to be one or more steps ahead. This means planning ahead.
You have to be the first one to do things. You have to be the one to initiate negotiations, conversations, and friendships. This adds interest, enthusiasm and energy into your life.
You have to be the one who takes the lead and follows through. You have to be proactive in order to be a positive person. And it doesn’t matter what others may think.
It can be helpful to keep a journal where you can write down all the proactive things that you do in your life.
Step 3: Say “No” to Negative People
There are people in your life who only drag you down. They are the ones who bring you down with them.
If a negative person comes your way, and tries to engage you in a conversation, be careful. If it is an important conversation, stay with the essentials, stay positive, and don’t let them drag you down.
You might also decide not to engage with them. You can walk away, but do so politely.
Never allow people to treat you unkindly or manipulate you. Be firm, but also polite with them. Tell them “NO” if you don’t want to do something, but again, in a firm, but polite and calm way.
If you are in a relationship with someone who is constantly bringing you down, try and talk to your partner about this. It may not be easy to talk about, but it is something that needs to be talked about.
If you are in a work environment that is constantly filled with negativity, then try to find ways to extricate yourself from it.
You have to right to say “No” when you do not accept something. You can say “No” to people who try to manipulate your feelings.
Step 4: Show Up and Be Present
You have to make time for the things that are most important to you. It can be easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day things. And while they are important, they are often not what is most important.
The most important thing is to be present in the moment. You don’t have to do the same things that others are doing. You don’t have to be consumed with what you have to do, with work and tasks.
You have to make time for the things that are most important to you. To do so, you have to take time for yourself and think about yourself and your needs. You have to be present, live in the present, to do what is really important for you.
Don’t allow life to consume your time with unimportant and useless matters.
Step 5: Share Happiness and Focus on the Positive
The best way to fill your life with sunshine is to share happiness and focus on the positive.
Look for the positive in everything that happens. Look for the positive in your relationships, in your career, and in your day-to-day life.
It can be easy to look for the negative in everything that happens. It can be easy to look for the problems in everything. But the best way to fill your life with sunshine is to seek the positive in both thoughts and action.
Develop the happiness habit and share happiness with others. True and real happiness comes from the inside, and does not depend on external circumstances.
Step 6: Expect the Best and Be Thankful for Small Victories
Expect the best and be thankful for small victories, even if life is not always sunshine and roses.
Expecting the best will make you see opportunities to improve your life. Expecting negative events on the other hand, will attract them more into your life.
Also, rejoice in your small victories. Rejoicing with your small victories will bring happiness into your mind, and will increase your desire and ability to create greater victories.
Step 7: Go out to the Sun and Fresh Air
Going out in the sun and fresh air is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health.
Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium and maintain healthy bones. Spending time in the sun can also improve mood and reduce the risk of depression.
Fresh air is also important for respiratory health, as it helps to clear the lungs and improve oxygenation of the body. Outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, or gardening can provide a great way to get both sunlight and fresh air, while also offering exercise and stress relief.
In addition to physical benefits, spending time outside can also improve mental well-being. Being in nature has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase feelings of happiness and well-being.
It can provide a sense of calm and tranquility that can be difficult to find in the hustle and bustle of modern life. Activities such as picnicking, reading, or simply taking a walk in the park can all provide opportunities to connect with nature and improve mental health.
Step 8: Work on Developing a Positive and Optimistic Outlook
Developing a positive and optimistic outlook is essential for a healthy and fulfilling life. Positive thinking leads to a positive attitude, which in turn, helps to improve one’s mental and physical health.
Studies have shown that people who are optimistic tend to have better stress-coping mechanisms, better cardiovascular health, and a stronger immune system.
With a positive outlook, people are also more likely to engage in healthy behaviors, such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, and getting enough sleep. Positive people are also more likely to attract positive energy and people into their lives, leading to better relationships and more opportunities.
Another important benefit of developing a positive and optimistic outlook is that it helps people to overcome challenges and obstacles.
When faced with difficult situations, positive thinkers tend to look for solutions and opportunities, rather than dwelling on the problem itself.
They are more resilient and adaptable, and are better able to bounce back from setbacks. Positive thinking can also help people to avoid negative thought patterns, such as self-doubt and criticism, which can hold them back from achieving their goals and dreams.
All this, adds happiness and sunshine to your life.
There will always be problems. There will always be challenges. But what you must do is expect the best and be thankful for the smallest victories.
It will not always be easy. But what you have to do is expect the best and be thankful for the smallest victories.
It will not always be a walk in the park. If you keep following these 8 steps, you will fill your life with sunshine and positivity. You will see the good things in life increasing, and you will be happy.
There are of course, more things that can bring sunshine and positivity into your life and into the lives of other people. Start with these simple ones, since you have to start somewhere. If you come across other steps, by all means, follow them.