Better myself physically, mentally and spiritually
Since beginning to attend fitness classes in January I’ve really noticed the positive effect this has had on my mental health as well as the effect it has physically. The old ‘exercise = endorphins’ is true and it really works. I feel great after a workout like I’ve accomplished something and noticing the physical effects on my body helps massively with my self-esteem and confidence. Practising mindfulness and incorporating meditation and yoga into my routine when possible has also helped to get a hold of my thoughts and feel more in control.
Taking care of myself before others
My friends, family and boyfriend are by far the most important people in my life and nine times out of ten I will always put theirs needs before mine, there is that one occasion though when I’m unable to do that and that’s because in the long run it would be detrimental to my own health. Don’t get me wrong, these occasions are few and far between but I find that being honest is the best way to handle these situations. If my boyfriend wants to go somewhere or do something and I’m not feeling it I’ve learnt to just be honest and say I’d rather chill out by myself and have some me-time instead of just saying yes to please him.
I’m learning to let go of things I can’t control
If you have generalised anxiety then you’ll know that not being in control is scary, something that’s contributed to keeping a positive attitude is to really try to understand and accept that I can’t control everyone or everything. There is so much I can’t control but those are always the things I worry about the most, what I’m trying to do is to accept that i can only control one person: myself. I can’t control other people’s actions but I can control how I handle them.
How are you living a more positive life? I’d love to know your tips and tricks to keep positive, share them below in the comments 🙂