Embrace Positivity

Positivity doesn’t have to be obnoxiously smiling every moment of the day and acting as if the world is sugar, spice, and everything nice.

Do you want to wake up in the morning excited and motivated to start the day? Or do you want to wake up dreading the start of your day? Trust me, we’ve all been in your shoes. I too can wake up cringing at the thought of leaving the comfort of my bed but I don’t have to feel this way, and neither do you.

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Positivity doesn’t have to be obnoxiously smiling every moment of the day and acting as if the world is sugar, spice, and everything nice. According to Google, the word positivity means “the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude.” The definition literally uses the word “tendency” which means occasionally you will have negative thoughts or feelings.

First off let’s consider what counts as “being negative.” The reason I used quotation marks is because I’m sure you like a lot of people may not necessarily think you’re negative. Would you refer to yourself as  happy person? Would someone else refer to you as a happy person? Negative habits are engrained in our every day lives. Negativity is mumbling swear words to other drivers on your way to work. Negativity is complaining about situations that aren’t all that bad. Negativity is thinking you aren’t skinny enough, pretty enough, or smart enough. (This just got deep didn’t it?) Now imagine if the world  wasn’t pitted against you?! I know it almost sounds too good to be true.

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Positivity starts with a grateful attitude. While you’re cursing up a storm on your way to work, couldn’t you be grateful you have a car to drive to work? You could be grateful for the job you have. You could be grateful for another day of life. If you develop an attitude of gratefulness and focus on what you do have instead of what you don’t you’d be much happier.

If you make positivity a lifestyle you’ll find yourself happier, it’s almost impossible not to be. You can implement positivity into any aspect of your life. I am sure other women can agree, it is hard to feel beautiful in this day and age. When photo shop obliterates any trace of a flaw and all you’re left with is an unachievable perfection it can be difficult to feel beautiful. I know how cheesy this will sound but being positive starts with you, if you can’t be positive and kind towards yourself then you might as well save your time and energy.

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If you think its time to make a change in your life then I recommend reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. The Secret will explain positivity and optimism better than I ever can. I hope you join me on this journey.

Sincerely,

Your friend

Cristina Fig.

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