Living a Positive, Healthy and Happy Life.

July 23, 2014

Hello, I've been wanting to write a post about positive living for a while now and I've finally planned it. Here we go. Obviously I'm not a professional in healthy eating/living/being positive about everything life because like any normal person I have my bad days and I'm sure you do too. I'm not telling you that this is how you should live your life or that you should listen to anything I say but if you maybe want to improve a part of your life and this applies to it, then why not? 

What have you got to lose?

1. Get rid of all the negativity in your life.
Maybe if it's a person that is making you unhappy or your lifestyle is making you miserable. Do something about it, I can't emphasize this enough because it has done me so good. Having people in your life who bring you down or just make you feel bad/insecure about yourself will not make your life any happier. The first step is to get rid of it, get rid of the thing that's making you sad. 
Surround yourself with people who are positive, who make you happy, who make you feel good about being you.

2. Focus on today.
Focus on the day that is ahead of you, not yesterday and not tomorrow. Dwelling on the past is soul destroying, it can tear you apart and what's the point in thinking about what has already happened? What can you do about it now? The best thing to do is just move on from it, if something has gone wrong in your life then think briefly about why it went wrong and work from it. Learn from your mistakes but definitely don't keep thinking about yesterday or last week or last year. Thinking about tomorrow is pointless too because what if, WHAT IF today is your last day here on Earth. Although you won't know what day is going to be your last, you need to make sure every day is the best you can make it. If you were to die tomorrow, what have you done today that made a difference? What have you done that made you happy?

3. Get enough sleep every night.
I would recommend getting at least 7-8 hours sleep every night as it is so good for you. Too much sleep can make you feel like a slug and too little sleep makes you spaced out and delirious. You'll feel so much better getting up at 8am instead of 1pm and wasting your day.

4. Drink lots of water.
Especially when you wake up in the morning. Drinking water refreshes your skin which for me is the most important because I get quite blotchy skin (ohhh being a teenager). If you're reading this and you're thinking that you don't drink enough water, DRINK, GO DRINK SOME COLD, REFRESHING WATER. Having just one extra glass of water a day can make a massive difference. 

5. Don't skip breakfast.
Change your life greatly by making sure you eat breakfast in the morning. Doing this fills you up for longer and you won't feel peckish before your lunch. Although it is tempting isn't it? To reach for that chocolate bar or that mouthwatering cake your colleague just brought into your office. Sometimes peoples excuse is that they don't have enough time in the morning, well make time. Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier than you normally would, get up and make yourself a nutritious breakfast. 

6. Wear an item of clothing or an accessory that makes you feel good.
Feeling good in what you're wearing is vital, even if you're not actually planning to leave the house today. I'm not saying wear your prettiest, most glamorous dress for a lazy day just wear maybe a pretty necklace or a cute top. If it makes you feel good, wear it. Bloody well wear it, who cares if somebody around you doesn't agree with what you're wearing? Wear it.

7. Find yourself something to do.
Again, if you're not planning on going out today, plan something to do inside. Even if that is to read a book that you've been meaning to read for weeks or watch a cool movie that you've never seen before. Tidy your room. Watch your favourite TV show. Do some baking. Make your day worthwhile, don't mop around the house all day every day feeling sorry for yourself. Referring to the first image of this blog, make the days count.

8. Smile at a stranger.
Unless you're not going out today then this is difficult but if you're planning on a day out, make sure you smile at somebody. It instantly makes you feel better about yourself and you never know, it could make that person's day survivable. The person you smile at might be going through a lot of problems that they need help with and you smiling at them could give them the boost they need to improve their life. So do it today, smile at somebody.

9. Don't care what other people think.
I've left this one to last because it's the trickiest one to deal with. Not caring what other people think is easier said than done and I'll admit that. I struggled for years with this, always caring too much about how people saw me and what they thought of the way I looked. I'm not sure what's changed in my life recently but I no longer worry too much about what the people around me think. Of course, I still think about it but not as much. Not caring about what people think will improve your life. Your confidence within yourself with rise. 

You don't have to be happy every single day of your life because we all know that sometimes we just like to be lazy with our day in our pj's and watch stupid daytime TV and eat lots of unhealthy junk food.

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