“Every thought we think is creating our future”

— Louise Hay- American motivational author

Article Overview:

Are you frustrated with the negativity that  your thoughts “force” upon you? You want to be more positive? Fortunately, it is possible and completely in your control. By changing your thoughts, you can change your world. There is a very famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes” and it is indeed true. By using these tips you can start feeling good about yourself and the world you live in.


1. Sing a happy song whenever you are low

  • When worried, stressed or emotionally hurt, think of a song that makes you happy and start singing it (if possible loudly or in your head). It could be a song with motivational and inspiring lyrics or a song from your childhood. This practice has the potential to change your mood from grumpy to glad, fast.

2. Be grateful

  • Gratitude is one of the simplest ways to be more positive. Make a list of a few things that you are grateful for. Revise them as soon as you wake up and before going to bed.
  • Be grateful for everything—big and small, you have in your life that you love and want more.

3. Spend some time in open areas where you get to breathe fresh air

  • Stanford researchers show that doing moderate exercises in an open area is the most effective way to boost your mood.
  • Get close to nature. Visit places like nature preserve or parks that will give you sufficient amount of fresh air and scenery.

4. Practice deep breathing

  • Breathing can decrease stress, improve your circulation, increase brain function and boost your mood significantly.
  • Improve your perception by closing your eyes, inhaling counting to three and exhaling. An ideal deep breathing procedure consists of inhaling till the time your belly completely fills up and then exhaling out all the inhaled air.

5. Smile

  • Smile is the curve that sets everything straight. So smile often.
  • Smiling can instantly brighten up your mood, and by the act of smiling you can brighten someone else’s mood as well.

6. Watch your children play

  • Watching your children play can easily bright up your mood. Kids are the essence of happiness, joy and bliss. They live in the moment and enjoy it completely.
  • Communicate with them. Ask them questions, read them a story and enjoy their company. Kids remind you what a real optimistic attitude is about.

7. Help someone else

  • Stop making your life, all about yourself. Help people who are in need of your help. You could help a friend who needs help with his presentation or people of old age at home.
  • When you connect with other individuals, you will be able to focus your mind on other things.
  • Anything that uplifts your mood and helps other people in a true way, can be a good option.

8. Distance yourself from negative people

  • Don’t surround yourself with people whose statements and reactions bring you down.
  • Don’t get involved in gossip and chit-chat.

9. Take up a new hobby

  • Explore your creative self by taking up an interesting hobby, like cooking, painting, teaching kids how to play football, etc.
  • Taking up a new hobby will help you discover a “new you”.

10. Write about your week

  • This will help you analyze difficulties that are lying ahead and prepare yourself in a better way.
  • Write what is in your mind, add pictures to boost it.
  • Focus on understanding your goals and feelings.

Article Summary:

As busy as your life may be, and as negativity surrounds you, all you need to have a positive outlook on life are: some random acts of love, a smile, and discovering yourself to appreciate the moment you are in. Become positive and happy by applying any or all of these tips to your life. These will definitely help you see the world for what it really is: good, beautiful and amazing.