5 Tips for Staying Positive in 2018

Life is hard and stressful and busy and exhausting. No one is denying any of those things.  I know that all of those things help to keep you down and that is completely understandable, but did you know that you don’t have to let them hold you back?  You can push past all of the negative and choose to stay positive.  Plus, choosing to stay positive will help you in the long run!  It will help with your health, your financial life and just about every other aspect of life.  Are you ready to make the change from negative to positive?  Great!  Here’s how to do it!

Here are 5 tips for staying positive in 2018:

  1. Smile.  It may seem difficult sometimes, but simply smiling can make an impact on your thinking.  Smiling = happiness, right?  Even if you don’t feel it, do it.  Fake it til you make it is an honest to goodness way to go!
  2. Write in a journal.  Start writing in a journal.  Make the focus of your writing to be things that you are grateful for and the good things that happened throughout your days/weeks.  When you only focus on the negative, that’s what you are going to feel.
  3. Take time for yourself.  When you are constantly surrounded with the hustle and bustle of life, you will have constant stress.  Take some time to yourself to meditate and once again focus on the good.  It will help.
  4. Set goals.  Set goals and strive to reach them.  When you meet these goals you will find yourself feeling better about yourself.
  5. Spend time with those you love.  Make time to spend time with those that you love and care about.  Doing this will remind you of why you go through the stresses of day to day life.