When your mood changes, no matter how hard you try and conceal it, those around you pick up on it. Rather than trying to pretend that you are happy, making some changes in your life will help you to look at things more positively, which in turn will ensure that you remain happier for more of the time.
Even babies are able to pick up on your feelings, as they analyse your facial expressions, tone of voice and body language. Studies show that a baby can be more upset if they cannot gauge any type of emotion in your face.
How to develop a positive outlook
Having the ability to maintain a positive outlook when life throws up negative situations is very useful. Business people who are able to come back from setbacks often tend to be the more successful ones. Even Richard Branson suffered several failures before reaching the point where he could afford his own private island. Remember Virgin Cola? That was one of Branson’s biggest setbacks and yet he bounced back while maintaining a positive approach to new ventures.
Here are some of the ways you can start to build a more positive approach to situations:
Write a list of everything you are grateful for
Reminding yourself of all the things that you have to be grateful for can help you start seeing the world in a better light. Instead of focusing on what is going wrong, think about the aspects which are good, whether that is having a family that you love, or simply having food on your table.
Spend more time with positive people
Positivity is an infectious mindset, if you spend a lot of time around people that are constantly talking about negative situations, you will find yourself having more negative thoughts the more time you spend around them. So, sometimes you need to be selfish and leave the negativity behind, choosing to spend more time with the positive thinkers in your life. In time, this will also affect those closest to you and boost their outlook as well.
Resolve ongoing issues
If you find that you bury your head in the sand instead of tackling problems head on, this keeps you in a negative state of mind, struggling to block out that issue that is always in your subconscious. If you are seeking advice on a particular situation, spiritual services such as as clairvoyant readings can help you to gain insight and give you some much-needed clarity. Other forms of spiritual release like yoga can also provide the meditative time you need resolve any persistent worries. It might give you the push that you need to make a change that has been hanging over you.
Everybody likes to get things off their chest and have a bit of a moan but the more we complain, the more the anger about the subject festers inside, so if you do complain about something, you need to get it out of your system and move past it. The same goes with any negative thoughts that creep in; try switching your mind to something from your list of things you’re grateful for.
If you can start trying to do some of these actions then you can gradually develop a more positive outlook and those around you will benefit greatly from feeling your happiness.