Everyone could use some extra positivity in their lives. Some people may think it’s hard to come by, but it’s not. It’s as simple as changing certain behaviors, so you can allow positive things to flow into your life.
In this article, there are 15 suggestions for behavior changes that can attract positive things to you. Some of them will require a fair bit of effort, but most of them are surprisingly simple to do. Keep reading to find out how to get on the path to a more positive life.
The Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction is simple – you tend to attract into your life whatever you focus on. If you focus on negativity, you’ll attract negativity. Do you want a positive life? Focus on positive actions and behaviors.
This law is NOT some governmental law that a politician signed. It’s a law of the Universe and of your psyche.
It may seem hard to believe, but you have the power to turn your thoughts into actions, behaviors, events, ideas, and even material things. Everyone can do this! It’s no secret, but many people don’t understand the Law of Attraction for some reason. Many people have never even heard of it!
15 Behaviors for Attracting More Positivity
As you read and practice the 15 behaviors below, keep the Law of Attraction in mind. You have the power to make things happen. You’re powerful, and no one can take that power away from you.
1. Have faith in yourself.
It would be best if you believed that you could be positive and successful in life. Tony Robbins, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and one of the most successful businessmen in the U.S., once said, “The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.”
Even if you don’t believe it at first, keep telling yourself that you can do it! Tell yourself every day that you’re healthy, motivated and that you’ll succeed. Eventually, you’ll start to believe it.
2. Be a giver.
Giving to people will make you feel good about yourself because it feels good to help others. Plus, giving sends out positive karma, which eventually finds its way back to you. Of course, you don’t want to share because you’re thinking about what you’ll get out of it. Your giving nature should be genuine.
3. Drop expectations.
A lot of negativity comes around because we expect too much out of a situation. It’s not so much negativity as it is a disappointment, but being continuously disappointed can lead to negative thoughts.
Dropping your expectations doesn’t mean lowering your standards. However, try to make your expectations more realistic, so you don’t get disappointed. That way, when a situation exceeds your expectations, you’ll get positive vibes and thoughts from it rather than negative ones.
4. Smile more.
There is scientific evidence that smiling can make your life better. A lot of theories are floating around about why this is true. One view that makes a lot of sense is that smiling gives you a happy face, leading to better social interactions.
Better social interactions lead to more friends, more fun, happiness, and ultimately, more positivity. Plus, you can motivate others to be or pursue happiness and positivity. It’s a win-win situation, so make a conscious effort to smile more.
5. Hang around positive people.
This is an easy one, especially if you smile more and have better social interactions. Positive behaviors are like colds – they’re contagious (but in a good way). If you’re around people who are always positive, it will rub off on you.
Alternatively, harmful behaviors are also contagious. That’s why you want to be cautious of the company you keep. You’ve probably heard the saying that “misery loves company.” A negative person will bring you down right along with them.
6. Take care of your health.
It’s hard to be positive with failing health. If you have some genetic disease, you may not be able to help that. However, most people don’t, and taking care of yourself can be as simple as exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet.
Doing these two things ensures that you have the nutrients you need to stay energetic and to have a healthy mind. It would be best if you had both of these to manifest a positive lifestyle, so you must take care of your health.
7. Do something that makes you happy often.
Happiness yields positivity, so you should do something that makes you happy frequently. It doesn’t have to be anything significant. It could be as simple as going to your favorite restaurant once in a while, taking time to hang out with your best friend, or treating yourself to a little shopping spree.
Of course, be careful not to splurge too much on anything, especially financially. Doing so can force happiness in the opposite direction. Keep it modest, and you’ll see how happiness leads to positive thoughts and other positive behaviors.
This is a no-brainer. You can’t expect to have a positive life if you don’t think positive thoughts. This can be a challenge if you’re used to seeing the glass as half-empty, but you can become a positive, optimistic thinker with practice.
One great way to do this is through written affirmations. Keep written affirmations around you in places where you are sure to notice them. This will help you think positive thoughts until you’re used to feeling them on your own.
9. Spend time outdoors.
Science has proven that spending time outdoors can make you happier. As stated before, being happy can lead to you being more positive. There is something about nature that resonates with the human spirit and lifts you to a place of peace and spiritual prosperity.
Going outdoors can boost your health, your mood, and your creativity. It can spark positivity in a way that you can’t get under fluorescent lights. You don’t need to be an “outdoors” type to benefit from this. Try spending some time on your porch or in your yard. Regular walks in your local park can be just as effective.
10. Forgive people.
It takes a lot of energy to hold a grudge. Meanwhile, the person you’re holding a grudge against is going on with their life as nothing happened. You’ll be stuck in limbo, holding on to negative feelings all by yourself.
Like negative thoughts, negative feelings will attract negativity. Negative emotions also add to health problems, so it’s beneficial to forgive people and move on.
11. Be grateful.
The grass is always greener on the other side. Until you’re on the other side, and you realize it was just an illusion. It would be best if you learned to be grateful for what you have. Even if you believe that others have more or have better lives than yours, there are always things you can be thankful for.
Being grateful inspires a certain state of mind that is conducive to positivity. It also makes you show your gratefulness in positive ways, which fosters more positive actions, ideas, and things in your life.
12. Remember to take breaks from life.
Life can be stressful, and stress can foster negativity. That’s precisely what you don’t need when you’re trying to be positive. Everyone has pressure, but you must take periodic breaks from it to stay healthy. The human mind and body are not designed to endure constant stress.
Taking some time to relax can rejuvenate you and your spirit. It can recharge you, invigorate you, and make you feel good about life again. Negativity will melt away, and you’ll be ready to receive all the positive blessings coming your way.
Meditation is a great way to relax and reflect on yourself. It helps you to discover things about yourself that may surprise you. In doing so, it allows you to live your life positively.
Although meditation is more spiritual, science has proven how much of a positive impact it can have on your health and, ultimately, your life. It’s worth making this a habit to see what positive things come out of it.
14. Get enough sleep.
Being tired naturally makes you grumpy and pessimistic. Even the most optimistic person can lose a little pep in their step when they’re tired. That’s because being optimistic takes energy, and if you’re tired, you don’t have enough of it.
You should make a habit of sleeping on a regular schedule for at least six to eight hours a night. You’ll have more energy, better social interactions, and clear cognitive functioning that will allow you to embrace all the positive things flowing your way.
15. Reward yourself.
Don’t forget to show yourself how proud you are of yourself. Set reasonable goals and when you achieve them, reward yourself. This mindset will encourage you to continue positive progressions towards your goals. It will also increase your happiness, your motivation, and your belief in yourself.
Reward yourself often, as long as it doesn’t interfere with your success or harm you in any way. Don’t be afraid to celebrate what you’ve achieved.
In life, you’re going to attract what you send out. If you send out negative vibes, that’s what you can expect in return. That old saying, “life is what you make it,” applies to this situation perfectly.
The 15 behaviors above aren’t hard or expensive to incorporate into your life. Even if you must start small, it’s going to make a big difference. Perhaps start with just a few and as you get used to them, add a few more and a few more until you’ve added them all to your behaviors. Before you know it, your life will be a shining example of positivity.