Let Me Give You a Bit of Mine
If you find that people around you are predominantly negative (even if it’s subtle and unconscious), then that’s a reflection of your own current vibration. Or maybe you are the one who's negative? Lets change that.
I totally understand that positivity comes naturally for only some of us, and if it's not your natural habitat, staying positive can be tough. Positivity can start to weigh when you are bombarded with waves of negativity, failures and disappointments.
Every challenge you face withdraws from your energy, resilience and a little bit of your faith. Once your positive energy is exhausted, pessimism slowly begins to creep in and take hold. Don't worry, you can learn and get more positive energy.
The energy you give off not only determines your interactions with other people, it also speaks to how you are feeling about yourself. And to me this is key. When you start feeling good about yourself, you up your positivity level; and people around you can sense it.
So the first thing is to find that light in you. Is there something you love to do but haven't done it in a while? Something that always makes you feel great? Maybe it's time to reintroduce yourself to this activity.
Happiness is contagious, so when you are lit up from the inside out others can feel and sense it.
Get back into nature and listen to your favorite songs. Bake some treats and have your friends come over. Wear bright colors to boost you mood (yes, there is actual science behind this - wearing and looking at colorful clothing releases dopamine, you can literally transformed your attitude by putting on a pink scarf). Today is the best day to start.
Sometimes it's hard to force yourself to find that place of positivity, I know, I've been there. And you don't have to be cheerful 24/7. Look to those who spark joy and bathe in their presences to soak up some of those good vibes.
I believe that the more positivity you can project, the better you'll feel and the better everyone else will feel around you, thus creating more amazing opportunities and opening all sorts of doors in life.
I mean, look at it this way; you’re with a group of people, and somebody walks in with a shitty attitude, chances are, their energy repels you, and you find your own mood affected by it.
Now, you could be in that same exact situation when someone that's feeling good changes the mood in the room and spirits are lifted; be that person. I challenge you. Notice how you feel and how your mood can physically change the whole atmosphere in the entire space.
One of my all time favorite quotes is from Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. After seeing her on Oprah in 2008 it has stuck to me like glue.
Take responsibility for the energy you bring - Dr Jill Bolte Taylor
This to me also means that not only am I responsible of what I bring to the table but who I allow and choose to be around; are they energy givers or are they energy takers? Pay attention; declutter.
Many may think of energy as a spiritual term, like the divine energy of Christ, Buddha, or Allah. But for me it’s something we create in our day-to-day activities, something that keeps us inspired. Positive energy doesn’t just help us enjoy our daily experiences, it also impacts our health and relationships.
Make a list of all the things that make you feel good and use it as a guide as you learn to become energized from a wider variety of things.
Please share some of your favorite things to add to other's happiness jar and add joy to the community.