5 things to do every day for a more positive outlook on life

 Well hello to you my reader chums! Considering the year we've all experienced, staying positive can seem difficult as everything is so uncertain and we're unsure when things are going to go back to what they were. Over the years, I've worked on trying to have a more positive outlook on life, and I like to think I've definitely turned my mindset around compared to how I used to think.

5 things to do every day for a more positive outlook in life

On my down days now, there are things I practice that really help flip how I'm thinking, and here are 5 things to do every day for a more positive outlook on life.

Writing a gratitude list

Gratitude is the key to being positive. If you've had the worst day in the world, there still is always something to be grateful for. I know when you're feeling down, it can be hard to think of the good, but really try as it can help make you smile. Whether you're thankful for having a great lunch, for the people around you, or the fact you had a lie-in. List some grateful things down every day, and start to keep a journal and then you're able to look back on your gratitude journal which can help, even on the harder days.

Giving yourself three compliments every day 

Self-love is so important and something I preach about on a regular basis. You need to be your own hype girl in every way possible because, at the end of the day, it's so important to just rely on yourself and be there for yourself. This goes hand in hand with having more of a positive outlook, once you've found a deep love for yourself, naturally you will see everything in your life in a positive way. Every day, try and say three compliments about yourself and it can really help give you a little boost.

Call a friend

Sometimes, a chat with a friend can really lift your mood. Interaction with other people is so important - and you really need to make that a priority in some way. Whether it's a call, voice message, text, or facetime, taking the time to interact with someone can really change your mood. This point is even more important at the minute because of what we're all going through - and reaching out to someone can really make their day as much as it makes yours.

Practice mediation 

I've fallen in love with mediation a lot more recently as I find it makes me calmer and a lot more positive. Whether it's in the morning or at night (morning is usually best), it can really help clear your mind for the rest of the day and start your day in a positive light. There are loads of apps that offer different breathing techniques and methods so you can find the right one for you. I adore the Headspace and Calm app to meditate. 

Cut down on social media time

As much as I adore social media, it can be a very toxic space, especially Instagram. I spend way too much time on social media, scrolling mindlessly. And not only does it waste my time, but it can also really distract me from doing something productive. To give yourself more of a positive outlook in your day, allocate times of your day to scroll and take breaks from your phone as needed. And then, you know you've made that time to scroll that you can get on with the rest of your day.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What things do you do to stay positive?

Thank you for reading <3

61 comments

  1. These are some great ideas. I've found cutting down on my social media use has definitely helped me.

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  2. These are some fab ideas. Definitely think cutting down on social media makes a big impact.

    Tash - A Girl with a View

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  3. What a lovely post. I've actually asked for a gratitude book for Christmas. I think it's so important to write down or acknowledge one thing you're grateful for each day even if it's that work is done and you're making your favourite dinner!
    Rosie

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Aww that sounds really fab xx

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  4. These are wonderful idea! I like to be more positive towards myself and cutting down time on social media.

    Mel 🌙 | Moonlight Mel

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  5. I love these! I do try to cut down on social media time and I try to do some mindfulness excercises at least once per week!

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  6. These are great ways to gain a more positive outlook on life! Meditation is something I do a couple of times a week and I love it! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  7. This is a great list. I have never thought to give myself compliments. Thanks for the tips.

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  8. These are great tips. I like to think that I always have a positive outlook, but some days it just doesn't happen. Meditation is a new thing for me, and I actually love doing it before winding down for bed, helps put the day behind ready for a new one, doesn't it?
    Thanks for sharing your tips!
    Aimsy xoxo
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    1. I completely agree but that's normal as life can be hard sometimes. Yes, it definitely does!!

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  9. Love the idea of giving yourself 3 compliments a day! It’s enough to get you to need to be creative sometimes, but it should be doable. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Such lovely things to do! It's so easy to get into a negative mindset, thanks for these tips on how to avoid that and instead have a positive outlook!

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  11. I love these ideas, I've heard of people doing gratitude lists before and I've been meaning to try it for a while now. Love the idea of giving yourself a few compliments too, it's so easy to be hard on ourselves and only focus on the negatives x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  12. These are fantastic suggestions! Meditation has definitely helped me to stay more focused and positive.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  13. Meditation and gratitude have helped me a lot. Gratitude especially puts things in perspective. I probably need to cut down on social media time, though. lol

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  14. Being grateful is a big one for me. It always lifts up my mood.

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  15. Love all these tips! I think cutting back on social media and daily gratitude can be absolute game changers! x

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  16. These are great tips, Della! I find spending ten or twenty minutes a day to focus on things I'm grateful for really helps keep me positive xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

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  17. Thanks for sharing, these are great ideas :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  18. These are some great ideas! I've found cutting down on my social media use has definitely helped me, big time. I even quit Instagram for more than 6 months for my mental state. My mental health always comes first xx

    lenne | www.lennezulkiflly.com

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    1. Thank you!! Wow, that's amazing. I'm glad it helped! xx

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  19. These are great ideas & I have started a gratidue journal where I write down 3 things I'm grateful for every day. I also definitely agree with cutting down on social media time!

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  20. Cutting down on social media and meditation has been key for me!

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  21. I completely agree with your list because I practice almost all of advice and they help me a lot.

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  22. I love meditating, it is so relaxing to me!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  23. Love these! Especially the one about cutting down social media. So true! I've been drained by it lately. I'd love to get into meditation 'full-time' but I've been having this love hate relationship with it hihi. I've been using Calm as well and even though some days I feel refreshed, other days I just can't go through it and end up being even more annoyed! I guess I just need to do it more often to get used to it.

    Great post!!

    Toma ❄️ https://www.tomaruh.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! I hope you can get into a meditating routine xx

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  24. Cutting down on facebook has been a big win for me. Lately I've been cutting back on instagram, too, and haven't been missing it at all!

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    1. Amazing! When you come off it, you realise how much it isn't necessary xx

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  25. This post has so much positivity and great reminders for all of us to stay healthy! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What great tips! Thank you for sharing
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  27. I love all of these ideas! Journaling has helped me a lot too! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  28. Lovely ideas! I've started well with cutting down social media time this year :D And I love it x

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  29. Hi Della. Thanks for the tips. I think that being grateful for the positive things in your life is especially valuable. And it doesn't have to be material possessions; you could be grateful for the relationship that you have with a particular person, for a pet that adores you, for the delicious meal you've just eaten, or the film you've just watched on TV - whatever makes you happy! :-)

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  30. What an amazing post! I definitely need to start keeping a gratitude list, as actually writing stuff down makes such a difference xx

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