10 Tips to Stay Positive In the New Year


2020 was a tough year for everyone, filled with loads of negativity. Moving into the new year is the perfect time to reset, and change your outlook. 2021 has so much to offer, and we want to help you stay positive throughout. 

  • Focus on the positive: In today’s world, it’s easy for the negative realities to be the center of your thoughts. Take advantage of 2020 coming to an end, and choose to focus on the positive. This could mean pointing out the positive in a situation, day, week, or month.  
  • Identify your areas of negativity: Negative thoughts often stem from particular areas. To increase your positivity, gain a greater awareness of what you feel negative about. This will help you pinpoint where you need to make more of an effort to be positive.  
  • Surround yourself with positive people: Whether it be in person or virtually, surrounding yourself with positive people will increase your own positivity. Be conscious of who you spend your time with and how they affect your outlook.
  • Practice gratitude: Part of being positive is being grateful for what you do have, rather than focusing on what you don’t. This can be people, moments, or things. Keep a gratitude journal or share your thoughts with others to enhance your self esteem.
  • Exercise: Being active increases your level of endorphins, which are natural mood lifters. Getting in some exercise each day will suppress negative thoughts and increase overall positivity.
  • Start each day on a positive note: Even if the previous day didn’t go as you hoped, it is important to start your day off on a positive note. This will help you set up your day to be a great one. Do so by stating positive affirmations, journaling, or listening to a positive song or podcast.
  • Learn from your failures: Oftentimes, we feel negative about things that did not go as planned. Rather than beating yourself up for your failure, learn and grow from the experience.  
  • Listen to music that makes you feel happy: Everyone has a genre, artists or song that brings them joy. Whether you associate music with positive times, or are reminded to think positive while listening, incorporate them into your day. 
  • Practice positive self talk: People tend to have negative views of themselves which affect their self esteem. Become aware of any negative views you have about yourself, and practice positive self talk to form a positive outlook on yourself.
  • Focus on the present: We often think negatively about past experiences that we cannot change. Rather than focusing on what you cannot control, focus on what you can: the present.

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