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How to Radiate Happiness & Positivity In Your Life

Today I’m going to be talking about positive energy and happiness and how small acts of kindness can make a world of a difference to someone.

It’s easy to succumb to the negativity that we are being exposed to nowadays, making positivity and happiness a rarity.

It just seems to be so much easier to be negative and be negative to others. Like, why?

Here are 6 things you can do welcome positivity and happiness into your life:

How to Radiate Happiness and Positivity


#1: Smiling is contagious

Smiling is just as contagious as laughter. Smile even when you’re just not having it that day. Studies have shown that if you smile for one minute, even if you’re not happy at the moment, you’ll start to notice an improvement in mood and reduced stress. Eventually, you’ll start to actually feel happy. Weird huh.


#2: Forgive more

Forgiveness is powerful in mending tense relationships. It shows maturity and the willingness to overcome heated situations and start fresh.

It can bring renewed peace into your life and overall positive vibes and happiness. It’s like an imaginary weight being lifted off your shoulders.


#3: Compliment a Stranger

You don’t know if the person you’re complimenting is having a rough day. So getting to hear a compliment from a complete stranger may brighten their day. It may even brighten your day knowing you’ve made someone feel better. You may even make a new friend! Who knows.


#4: Encourage others to succeed

Let a friend know that you believe in them and what they’re setting out to do. This little boost of encouragement can mean more to them than you realize.


#5: Random Gift to a Friend

Whenever I got surprised with a random gift, it made me feel special and loved by the person who gave it to me. It lets me know “Hey, I was thinking of you and wanted to give you a little something.” This random act of kindness may make you want to share that positivity with someone else.

It’s the little things. It really is.


#6: Reconnect with Distant Friends

I’ve had my fair share losing touch with friends that I’ve had great times with. Reach out to them by sending a quick text or message online. Who knows, they may be wanting to reconnect with you too.

You won’t know until you take the risk.

What other ways would you radiate positivity in your life? Let me know in the comments πŸ™‚

Until next time,

Yis x

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85 COMMENTS

  • financiallyfitmamaadmin

    Great reminders!! The little things make a big difference.

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      Thank you! Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  • Tami

    Love this post! All of these things can make a huge difference, especially forgiveness. When you hold something against someone, it can hurt both of you so much. Thank you for sharing this! <3

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  • Vian

    Great read, Smiling and complimenting others can make their day positive..

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      I try to do that as much as I can πŸ™‚

  • Hannah Fitzpatrick

    I love the random gift for a friend suggestion! I love sending cards and small gifts to people when they least expect it because I mean, who doesn’t like to get real mail! Such a fun post πŸ™‚

  • Great Beer Now

    I like the idea of randomly assisting others. It takes almost no effort, but it really makes a big difference to people. A little positivity goes a long way!

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      It does. I’m glad you liked that idea πŸ™‚

  • What a great post! It is hard sometimes to remember these. Especially the forgiving, it can sometimes be the hardest one to keep positivity in your life.

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      It’s the hardest but the most effective at living life happily.

  • sunnyandsassy

    These are great tips. While we know these things, it’s easy to get caught up and forget. Everybody could use a reminder πŸ™‚

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  • Finn Furlong

    Such a great post! I really liked the bit about complimenting a stranger — an easy way to make a big difference in someones day πŸ™‚

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      And also make a friend! πŸ™‚

  • Rosy

    Great advice! I practice many of these and can honestly say what a difference they make! ❀️

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed reading it πŸ™‚

  • Rawlings sunday

    Small but mighty. Little things that can a day awesome. Mostly, smiling and forgiving, it lifts up weight from the heart.

    https://rawlingsunday.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/case-study-on-budgeting-strategyone/

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      Smiling truly does make a difference.

  • Marc

    These are all things that are easier said than done. Great post!

  • GlossyCoverEditor

    Your post made me smile. Smiles and compliments go a long way.

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      Aww I’m glad! Thanks for reading.

  • Edgar

    Love how well these connect with me on a daily basis.
    I truly would smile if a stranger said something nice to me. So maybe if i do it to someone else, they will feel good as well. I truly feel as if I did forgive more, I could take some weight off my shoulders.
    Thank you for this.

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      I’m so glad you enjoyed reading it. I think it feels genuinely good inside when you do something for someone without expecting anything in return.

  • Ms. Health-Esteem

    Such great tips to add more joy to your day! I love to gratitude journal too. It’s a great way to reflect on all of the things you have to be thankful for and truly makes it easier to find the silver lining. I love it – it’s a fantastic form of self care. And hey! A nice walk in the sunshine or playing in the snow (we’re deep in winter over here atm) always puts a smile on my face! Wishing you a happy day <3

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      Man, I wish I could be playing in the snow right now. Texas weather doesn’t play around.

  • lvivers

    Great tips! I smile and a compliment go a long way!

  • Tiffany Staples

    I second the compliment a stranger idea! People are so surprised, but you can tell that it totally makes their day – and yours too!

    Tiffany
    http://tiffanystaples.com

  • Erika Lancaster

    Beautiful post! It’s so much better to spread positive vibes than negative ones. I wish everyone had this mentality!

  • Ashli

    These are really great tips! Happiness heals!

  • hleguilloux

    I love your suggestions of being kind and altruistic to others. I am a believer in good karma, for sure! πŸ™‚

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      That’s great! What you give is what you get.

  • Bianca Worthy

    Reconnect with distant friends … that one really resonated with me. I’m definitely going to take the time to reach out.

  • Yes!!! Compliments from a stranger (that are genuine) feel so incredible. I love being able to give that back to someone!

  • Chefing Around

    This is awesome! Those are all great things to do everyday that will bring happiness to yourself and others. I really like your message and positivity. One thing I like to do each day to promote happiness and positivity is to encourage someone and remind them that they are unique and valuable. Great post!

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      That’s an awesome thing to remind someone πŸ™‚

  • Kyla Matton Osborne

    These are all nice ways to feel good. I love giving support and encouragement to friends, and also giving random gifts. Even if it’s just a little note in your daughter’s lunch or making a friend’s favourite cookies. These little surprises go a long way towards making others happy, and that makes us happy in return πŸ™‚

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      It’s the little things that make people’s day πŸ™‚

  • joleisa

    You are one after my own heart! I am always about happiness, giving, and smiling. That’s how the world goes round.

  • Ivonne

    Excellent post! My cup is always 1/2 FULL and 99.9% of the time I am a positive person! I am firm on believing that it is important to treat people the way you want to be treated and always laugh, laughter is the best medicine!

  • OMG, I love all of these ideas. I have to say one my favorites is a smile because no matter the language we speak a smile means the same:)

  • susan5minutesformom

    I love all these suggestions. I’m always quick to smile and share compliments with strangers. It makes you feel good.

  • tina grant

    What a great Post. With all the negativity in the world, people need to remember there are still good people out there and its the little things that make a difference πŸ™‚

  • Dorit

    Like your tips. The smiling trick really works. Since I heard about it, I sometimes use it to lift my spirits. Another idea to spread positivity I would add is to be open to help strangers (giving directions, calling their attention over undone shoe laces to avoid them tripping over, whatever…)

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      I like your suggestions. I agree.

  • lazygirlloves

    I am always trying to remember to smile more! gosh I really need to adopt more of this list into my life πŸ™‚

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      I hope you slowly incorporate these πŸ™‚ they’ll do wonders.

      • lazygirlloves

        I will be giving it my best shot πŸ™‚

        • Yissel R
          AUTHOR

          Best of luck to you girl! You got this! πŸ™‚

  • Great post! The Law of Attraction has helped me so much in this walk.

  • ohmummymia

    I think forgiveness will be the hardest thing for me. If someone will art me or my family I will remember it for a long time. Maybe I should work on it and it will help me to be happier.

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      It’s the toughest but the most freeing in my opinion.

  • SaraLyn L

    Great Post! These small things really do make a difference!

  • Brittney A Moses

    These are such simple but important reminders because they slip away from us so easily! Thank you for sharing =)

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  • Sondra Barker

    I love positive practices and these are always good tips. Happiness is wanting what you have!

  • May

    Great tips! My favourite is ” To Compliment A Stranger”. A simple compliment really can make someones day.

  • Erica

    These are all great reminders. I like the one of connecting with a distant friend. So many of my friends have moved away and I don’t see them anymore.

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      I think it’s great to let them know you’re thinking about them πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth O

    This was a lovely post that really made me smile. You provided some really great ideas and some that I will be adopting myself to radiate my own happiness and positivity!

    • Yissel R
      AUTHOR

      That’s so good to read that! Best of luck!

  • Rose Mont

    There’s enough bad things going in the world on a daily basis. I would rather live in a happier state of mind. I’m doing better at focusing on a more positive lifestyle.

  • Blair Villanueva

    I love your tips! I do apply them all and yeah brings me good light and happiness to myself and to others.

  • Mark Leitao

    great advice to live by!

  • Axxion Lifestyle

    I love this! We all need more happiness and positivity. Thanks for writing this

  • Mel

    Love this – none of these take long or cost money, and most impact others as well as ourselves. A great reminder of what’s important.

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