Positive energy is powerful.


It really is.

I wouldn't say that I'm a pessimist, but I wouldn’t say I was the most positive person in the world either. I've always felt as if I'm not as ahead in life as I should be and have wasted a lot of time not being productive enough.
Over the past few years, I started to see things differently but THIS year I felt a change.

There's been a surge of positive energy within me and it's been consistent; the more positivity I felt, the more positive things started happening to/for me (take a shot every time you read the word ‘positive’ 😂) 

Nothing really major has happened; maybe going to Asia for the first time solo was pretty big but other than that, it’s been smallish things. I started living on my own, cut my hair super short, started an exciting new job, saw elephants - my favourite animal - for the first time, and started to break out of my ambivert shell by attending more events. All of these things combined have contributed to this continuous flow of positivity I’ve been feeling.

I set my '19 affirmations for 2019' as my alarm which I also feel has helped, as having those encouraging messages reinforced every weekday means I’m starting my morning on a good note. Even if I'm tired or just can’t be arsed, it gives me that extra boost to get out of bed...or hit snooze and hear it again in 10 minutes.

I’ve started taking regular breaks from social media and I use it less as a result. Social media can be a great tool for connecting with people and it’s an integral part of my marketing job, but it gets too toxic sometimes, so I just cut it out of my life for a bit (and replace the time spent scrolling through on Instagram with binge-watching Living Big In A Tiny House on YouTube.)

I’m also trying to live more minimally, which yes, I know it’s trendy to live a ‘minimalist’ lifestyle now, but I think that’s a great thing. I’ve cleared out roughly 50% of my wardrobe, got rid of a bunch of crap I no longer/never needed and it really does feel good to have less stuff. I won’t go too much into it as that's for another post.

It’s not easy to stay positive because there will always be difficult times, but it’s important to keep the momentum going because you will reap the rewards. 

I’m still not 100% sure on where my life is heading because I don’t think you’ll ever be 100% sure, but I feel I’m heading in the right direction.

What helps you stay positive?