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5 Habits to Keep the Positivity Flowing

There is too much good out there for a few bad mishaps keep us down.  It’s easier said then then done but it is important to keep positivity flowing throughout your day so you can be the best you can be. Below are 5 habits to integrate into your life so positivity comes natural:

 

#1 — Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
You’ve heard the phrase, “choose your battles wisely” — this is more important than ever when steering clear of additional drama and headaches that may taint your mood. If it’s not going to affect your health, livelihood, marriage or family, chances are it’s a molehill and not a mountain.

#2 — Breathing Space

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Having a space to decompress after a long day or sometimes mid-way through the day is essential in focusing your energy on the right things. We must center ourselves and make certain we have a full tank before we continue to extend ourselves to others. When you run on empty, resentment, anger and frustration are sure to follow.

#3 — Who’s Your Squad?
Who are the people you can go to at a moment’s notice and they rally around you with positivity and encouragement? It may be a special co-worker, a long-time friend, your spouse or maybe a parent. Identify your biggest cheerleaders in life. They make deposits into you, not debits. These are the people who will remind you of your worth when you can’t do it for yourself.

#4 — Encouragement Breeds Gratitude
They say giving is better than receiving and when it comes to kindness, this couldn’t be more true. Giving words of encouragement and praise to others is great way to boost yourself. You’ll be surprised at how awesome it feels to push someone else forward with kind words.


 

Original Source:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tina-b-ladson/5-lifestyle-habits-of-optimistic-people_b_8958974.html?utm_hp_ref=gps-for-the-soul

5 Habits That are Self Destructive in Your Life

It’s certainly true that we are our own worst critic… and with that comes negative thoughts about ourselves, diminishing our self confidence one negative depiction at a time. It doesn’t take long for all those negative thoughts to wear and tear on your confidence and slowly drag you down, preventing you from taking advantage of opportunities for success. Read the traits below to check and see if you need to make any self adjustments:

 

You don’t believe in yourself.

Self-talk is a strong force, whether it’s positive or negative. If you tell yourself “I’m not ready for that promotion” or “I could never be that disciplined” or “I don’t have the aptitude to be a boss”  if you routinely talk yourself out of your aspirations  you will not reach your potential.

 

You compare yourself with others.

When you hold the full, complex reality of your life up against the visible surface of someone else’s, it’s easy to come away feeling like less. If you want to compare yourself with someone else, look at those who have less and are struggling — then be grateful for all your advantages and achievements and commit yourself to sharing your blessings.

 

You surround yourself with negativity.

You don’t have to look very hard to find people with issues — there’s always someone ready to cut down someone else’s success or dwell on the unfairness of a situation or workplace. Often what these people are masking is their own fear of failure, but allowing yourself to be exposed to their negativity will have a bad influence on you. Recognize the positive people in your life and choose your relationships carefully.

 

You indulge in pessimism.

If you often catch yourself thinking “I don’t have a chance” or “This will never work out,” you need to shout down that voice before it creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. Focus on what you can do instead of worrying about the outcomes you can’t control.

 

You don’t let yourself speak up.

When you quiet your own voice, when you stop yourself from saying what you want to do or asking for what you need, your silence can be mistaken for ignorance or apathy — by others and even by yourself. Even if you feel overpowered, it’s important to say what’s on your mind.

 


 

Original Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/habits-that-are-destroying-your-confidence-2015-12?utm_content=buffer07d43&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer