Emotional and Mental

10 Ways to Become A More Positive and Happy Person

We all have moments when we feel happy and are at peace with everything that surrounds us. Happiness is definitely a state of mind. It means that if you set yourself up to notice good things, then good things will come. Positive thinking is like a habit – the more you practice it, the more it works for you. So, here are some simple things you can do to become a more positive and happy person:

  1. Appreciate the people who surround you. Tell those people in your life how important they are to you and how glad you are to see them every day.
  2. Be (extra) polite to someone you meet during your day-compliment them on their sweater or just say “hi”. Random acts of kindness are contagious.
  3. Learn something new. Learning new things contributes to our self-esteem. So, find new things to do every day. It can be a foreign language, interesting facts about something no one else knows or a new route to your workplace.
  4. Try to find something positive even in difficult situations. Most people tend to be upset when something doesn’t go their way. Look at the situation: is it as bad as you think? Are there any hidden benefits you cannot see yet?
  5. Help the people around you. If you see somebody in a difficult situation, offer your help.
  6. Keep up the good relationships with your parents, siblings and other relatives.
  7. Every day do something you like. Sing, dance, draw, play your favorite video game. If it makes you feel great, you can’t go wrong!
  8. A more positive attitude to life is your choice. Every time you feel like getting angry, stop and ask yourself: is it you that rules these feelings or are the feelings ruling you?
  9. Practice meditation. At first, it helps you get rid of stress. Then, after a while, you’ll grow to understand yourself better and will be able to just be calm.
  10. Take it easy! Yes, life is full of stressful situations. Take it easy on yourself and others.

The decision of becoming a more positive and happier person is up to you, but sometimes you may need to talk to a professional about how best to go about it. Best Care EAP is here to help. To schedule a confidential appointment with a licensed counselor, fill out our Counseling Registration Form. If you have issues with the form, call Best Care EAP at (402) 354-8000 or (402) 801-4182. We’re glad to help.