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5 Tips to Build a Positive Life

By Porter L Anderson
Keep track of things you are grateful for from that day.
This is often something that is suggested to maintain a positive outlook because it can be very effective when you focus on the good things that have happened that day. I personally try to write down at least 5 things that happened that day that I am thankful for. It doesn't have to be something big, even little things have the ability to show us that the world and your life is much more bright than it might sometimes seem
Try and do something nice for someone else.
Serving others is a great way to build a positive life. While I keep a gratitude journal I make it a goal to make it into another person's journal each day (even if they don't keep one). Adding your own light to the world can make it just a little bit brighter even if you're not the one that is receiving the kind action. Try and add your light through small efforts every day. This can be something as simple as holding doors open for others or giving a friend an unexpected call.

Challenge one of your fears.
This is the most challenging of the 5 tips. Facing your fears is incredibly difficult for most people but, when you are able to even attempt overcoming a fear, it can fill you with a lot of self-confidence. Set a goal to overcome a different fear within the next month or two. This might seem like an incredibly hard goal to reach but, through your own efforts, you can really brighten your image of yourself and your overall life. Also decreasing the number of things you are afraid of gives you less anxiety in your life.
Take Time for Yourself.
This tip is very beneficial for a healthy life in a lot of ways. Setting a time apart for yourself each day gives you some time to relax from the stress of your life and distract yourself from the negative aspects of the world. A good goal to shoot for is one hour a day for you to relax and rewind. You can spend this in any way you like but, try and make the activity you do not too taxing that it could possibly add to the stress you already have in your life. Maybe you can start a new hobby to fill this time. Improving at something that you are just starting is also a good way to build confidence.
Build a Healthy Schedule.
Building a healthy schedule is a fantastic way to build positivity in your life. Try and set up goals for regular aspects of your life like school, work, and so on. Also, you want to have a schedule set to take care of your own body. This means setting good eating and workout habits. Setting a solid schedule that has clear goals makes it easier to see bright spots and improvements in these aspects of your life. Everyone feels better when they see some sort of improvement in their life and the best way to improve is to set goals and to follow through with them.

Write down the steps you think will help you build a more positive life and hang them somewhere you will see daily. Then visualize yourself fulfilling those tasks. Also, another good way to stay motivated is to confide in someone you know your goals and have them follow up with you at different points in the future. This makes you accountable to that person as well as yourself. Every person on this earth can find the positive of their life and that includes you. So get out there and find the happy! Head to for more tips on how to build a positive outlook.
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