Being mentally positive can be hard sometimes.
Mental health has been gaining more traffic on social media and the news recently and I love it. There should be more awareness on mental health and normalizing it everywhere.
This is also something that I’m very passionate about and is a stigma that needs to be broken.
Nowadays, the world has been pretty negative. This can easily take a toll on your mental health. Don’t let the negativity of today’s uncertainty defeat you in maintaining healthy and positive mental health.
So I’ve listed some quick tips on how to be mentally positive for your mental health.
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How to be Mentally Positive
Surround yourself with positive people.
It’s a given right?
If you surround yourself with people who love to gossip, start drama, bring others down, and spread hate…you’re gonna be Mr. Grumpy Pants. Period.
In late 2019, I did a LOT of reflecting on the type of friends that I would surround myself with. Friends that I thought were there for me only needed me when it was convenient for them.
Talk about toxic.
So I made the decision to cut them all from my life cold turkey.
It was… the best decision I had EVER made for myself and my mental health. I am a lot happier today and do not regret the decision that I made for ME.
Early 2020, I finally found a group of people that I can truly call GENUINE FRIENDS and this has honestly been such a huge breath of fresh air that I’ve been craving for so long.
Positive people bring out the best in you.
They allow you to be yourself and create an atmosphere for growth and positivity.
When you surround yourself with positive people, you start to develop similar beliefs and attitudes of the people you surround yourself with.
It can be contagious…in a good way!
There’s a reason why I mention practicing gratitude in many of my blog posts.
I have a gratitude journal that I write in as much as I can whenever something positive happens to me.
I don’t write on it every night before I go to bed but I do try to make it a habit of writing something before I head to bed.
It helps me reflect back on how my day went and to look at the positive in every day, even if all I did was wake up.
The more gratitude that you practice, the happier you become.
You start to realize that all the meaningless things you used to worry about are nothing compared to the things that really matter in your life.
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Be in tune with your feelings
Sometimes, you can tell when someone is being genuine or not.
It’s that “gut feeling” everyone talks about. Unconsciously, your body can tell you if you need to run for the hills or not.
This has been one of my main struggles (and still is) in making and keeping friendships.
I don’t know if I just have bad luck or I just have bad taste in friends but I can genuinely, 100% attest to trusting your gut when it comes to protecting your mental well-being.
Toxic people ain’t worth it honey.
You are worth infinitely times more and don’t give up seeking the people that truly want you in their life.
Sing out loud
I know this sounds a bit off compared to the rest of the points that I mention here but here me out.
From what I learned in my many years of psychology education, singing helps release endorphins that help lift your mood and you overall, feel happier.
I really like singing in the car. Anytime I have to run errands or just go anywhere in general, I look forward to putting on some good music and just sing my heart out.
I don’t know if you’re like me too but I HAVE to put on a good song before I start driving anywhere, ALL THE TIME! Can anybody relate?
There are times where I get self-conscious and I feel that people are staring at me when I stop at a stoplight but I DON’T CARE!
It makes me feel good. Life is too short to be worried about what other people are thinking.
Ask yourself, “Does it really matter”?
Really…does it REALLY matter? Think about it.
Is it going to matter in a day? Two weeks? A year?
The thing that is driving you crazy and making you think irrationally about everything…is it really worth it?
Is what you’re stressing over really worth stressing over? Are there more important things that you should prioritize your attention to?
Think for a second that what you’re actually going through is really worth the energy you’re giving it.
This quote by Mark Twain exactly sums up this whole post:
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
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What do you do to be mentally positive? Tell me in the comments below.
Until next time,