As summer is slowly fading away, and the days get shorter and the nights get longer, I know how hard it can be to keep a positive mindset. If you’re anything like me, I thrive in the summer months. I love the brightness, the sun and everything Spring and Summer brings. As soon as it gets to Autumn and Winter I become unmotivated, my mood decreases and I overall just am not my best self.
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There is actually a disorder called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), its also known as “winter depression” which I think is what I suffer with, and thats why I really hate Autumn and Winter. But I thought to myself, there are so many things in life that we can still acknowledge and be thankful for. Doing this can help in creating that more positive outlook and mindset. So I have created a list of 10 habits that you (and me) can do to help boost our positive thinking,
1. Keep a gratitude/thankfulness journal – Even if its one thing per day, write it down. It’s a really good habit to get into, and something you can refer back to at a later point.
2. Acknowledge the bad days – Not everyday will be wonderful, but we must have the bad days to appreciate the good.
3. Surround yourself with positive and uplifting people – The company you keep can be a reflection of you. Surround yourself with likeminded, genuine people who really care for you.
4. Do the things you love – Life is too short to not do what you love.
5. Take time for yourself – I’m such an advocate for taking time off your usual routine. It can help change your mindset.
6. Find small blessings in your day – There is always something to be grateful for in each day. It doesn’t need to be something big.
7. Bless Others – Theres nothing more that fills my soul with joy than blessing others. It can help so much in changing your perspective too.
8. Create positive visual reminders – Remind yourself how great you are doing. Set reminders on your phone, or write them out on sticky notes. Be a blessing to yourself.
9. Practice Self-care – Look after yourself. Not just external but internal too.
10. Strive to put yourself in positive situations and remove yourself from negative ones – You’ll notice such a difference when you start putting yourself in better places.
What do you do to grow a more positive mindset? Do you suffer with SAD? Could you add anything onto this list?