I've been away a while. I knew I'd struggle to keep up with blog posts, I get so consumed in life that my 'me time' passes me by and I don't even realise quite how long it has been.
This evening I had the pleasure of Skyping some members of UK Planner Addicts and discussing something very close to my heart. Living a positive life!
I strongly believe that living a more positive life can help us through some of our darkest days. So I wanted to pass on a few pointers to help you find that positive light.
1. Learn to praise your best qualities.
We can all be our biggest enemy, pointing out things we don't like about ourselves. Try focusing on the things you DO like! In our skype chat we all stated what we loved about ourselves. We are brave, personable, confident, patient and kind. Praise those beautiful qualities!
2. Appreciate what you have.
It's so easy to spend too much time thinking about all the things we haven't got. Many of us fail to pay attention to the things we already have that make our lives wonderful. A roof over your head, running water, family and friends. We are truly blessed in so many ways.
3. Remember that reaction is a choice!
This can be difficult to believe at the beginning but as times goes on you get used to focusing on the time after the event, before you react. You will get used to giving yourself some time to breathe, collect your thoughts and choose how you will proceed.
4. Look for the positive in every situation.
It's there, you just have to find it. Is that glass half full or half empty? Change your perspective.
5. Spread the love.
Speak positively to others. Give out praise and smile. It makes the world a better place.
There is so much more but I thought I'd start with those.
A big thankyou to Charlotte, Elle, Emily, Katie L, Jenny, Katie B-D, Katie G, Lucy, Lydia, Sara, Laura, Vania and Zoe