We hear people say “good vibes only” all the time – but what does that actually mean?! I feel like a lot of people say that but still don’t necessarily live a life that reflects positivity and good vibes. If you know me and FGGW, then you know that I am obsessed with good vibes.
Check out the 5 tips below that have helped me train my brain to have a more positive outlook and live a more meaningful and happy life!
1. Project the Energy You Wish to Receive
Smile! Be nice, positive and uplifting to others. Your experiences all start with YOU. So project the energy you wish to receive back. If you are complaining or being negative, how could people even begin interacting with you to give you the positive and good vibes you desire?!
2. Be Present
It is so easy to get distracted and sometimes not even be aware of the fact that we are not being present when spending time with others and just in life in general. Start your week with a goal to be aware of this and make an effort to be present. When we are actually present in the moment (with phones away), then we can truly enjoy the moments and connect with people.
3. Do Things that Add Value to Other People’s Life
Adding value to other people’s life is a great way to maintain a positive attitude! If it is something small, like holding the elevator door for someone or even just smile at a stranger, that is still a positive interaction. Positivity can be a chain-reaction; by doing something small for a stranger that adds value to their life, they most likely will be in a better mood and pay it forward to another person.
4. Be Aware of Your Thoughts and Things You Say
Make a goal to be extra conscious of the thoughts that go through your head and the things you’re saying throughout the day. If it’s a negative thought – STOP and simply “change the channel.” What I mean by that, is just stop the negative thought and move directly onto a different and not negative thought. There is no point or benefit of dwelling on negative thoughts that are out of our control at the exact moment. And even more importantly, if you notice yourself talking about negative things to co-workers or friends – STOP! Not only are you not being positive, you could actually be contributing to a toxic environment for others around you by sparking conversation that is centered on a negative topic.
5. Count Your Blessings
Look at the glass half-full instead of half-empty. Instead of thinking and worrying about the stressful things in your life, start your morning by taking a moment to reflect on all of the positives in your life! Do the same at the end of the each day, as well. We have a lot more to be thankful for than we often realize.