All of us talk about wanting to be more positive or optimistic. But what we may not understand is that such a mindset comes with quite a lot of effort, especially when you live in a world which is trying its best to steer you in the dark directions. Building a safe space for yourself in your mind takes tonnes of intent and effort which is all worth it in the end. So here are some tips and tricks you can use to populate your mind with some cheer! 

1. Kickstart The Day With Positive Affirmation

Instead of rushing to your phone, the first thing in the morning or pondering over what went wrong yesterday, focus on one thought that puts you in a good mood. It could be a reminder of a long term goal you have set for yourself or about something you are grateful for or just a simple prayer to the universe.  Happy Ho organizes best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR area in India.

The first set of thoughts you have at the beginning of the day can set your mood for the rest of the 24 hours. So why not make them smell and taste happy and positive?

2. Focus On The Good, No Matter How Small

Did your gardener finally bring you the plant you’d asked for? Did your husband make the breakfast you love for you and the kids? Did your bus come at the right time and with an empty seat just for you? Notice these things and when they happen, don’t let them pass in a rush. Mull over them, expand them and fill yourself with the brightness they bring with them. Afterall, large things don’t happen to us everyday, it’s the small ones that truly count. 

3. Find Humour

If something bad happens to you, think of it as a humorous story that you’ll tell to someone in the future. Put the burden aside and laugh at the unstable way in which things didn’t work out when you really wanted them to! If you’ve been fired, think about what’s the most fun manner in which you can spend your last day or about an unusual job you can pick up next, like a panda cuddler!

4. Transform Your Failures Into Lessons

There’s either a win or a fail. When you win, you do not learn much. When you fail, you learn tonnes of things. So what is a better teacher? Failure, right? So it’s failure you want more of in your life. And when your failings turn into lessons, they are not failings anymore but bright opportunities to improve! 

5. Stay In The Present

When you do not run into the caves of the past or into the skies of the future, you find yourself seated in the present. And the present moment is pure calm. Forget what happened five minutes ago or what will happen five minutes later. Just focus on the here and now and to be honest, it’s not that bad. In fact, it might be better than you expected.