28 ways to add some positivity into your life

How to add a little positivity to your life | robowecop

Positivity is a little hard to come by nowadays, I think. Or real, honest positivity is anyway. There’s a lot of people “spreading positivity” because it’s the “in thing” to do, but whether they actually try to be positive people in general or not is another story. (Not that there’s anything wrong with spreading positivity of course – just the cynic in me talking).

I think most of us need a little extra dose of positivity in our lives – is there really such thing as too much? I know I’ve been feeling a bit low (read: totally shitty) for a good few months now. Partly because of the weather, partly because of a *cough* slight lack of funds (thanks to having to get out of debt and save for a flat deposit all at once. #AdultingSucks.) and partly just because of general poor mental health.

And it’s not just me. I’ve seen and heard a lot of people claiming there must have been something in the air for the first chunk of 2016 causing a bubble of negativity. Well, at least I’m not on my own…?

So today, to shake away those negative feels, I’ve put together a list of things (both short term things and long term things) you can do to inject a little positivity into your life (and keep it there).

1. Pay someone a compliment every single day.

2. Pay yourself a compliment every single day.

3. Remove any toxic people from your life. You don’t HAVE to be friends with anybody, just FYI.

4. Stop comparing your life/body/blog/job/anything with other people. (Tip: If you start to have thoughts where you’re comparing yourself, just try be aware of it and turn it into something positive. “Their ___ is amazing, that’s so great” over “Their ___ is better than my ___”).

5. Meditate as much as you can. (Honestly – it really does work.)

6. Keep a gratitude journal.

7. Or, just a list of things on your phone that make you happy. (Thank xameliax for this tip!)

8. Identify your negative/unhealthy habits and try and combat them one by one. It’s easier than trying to totally change everything all at once.

9. Treat everyone as you would wish to be treated.

10. Get more sleep.

11. Try yoga (or any other form of exercise). Release those endorphins!

12. You are what you think. In the wise words of Roald Dahl – “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of you like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

13. Have a morning routine that sets a good precedent for the rest of the day.

14. Smile more.

15. Have a more zen attitude. Try not to see things as happening to you but rather happening for you. Everything can be a lesson.

16. Always focus on the good. There is absolutely always a silver lining, even if it’s not instantly apparent.

17. Have goals to strive for.

18. Enjoy the little things. Not everything that makes you happy has to be a huge life milestone. Even something as simple as a 5 minute break with a cup of tea could make you happy.

19. Where possible, do not dwell on the past – it can’t be changed.

20. Do something you enjoy every single day.

21. Have things to look forward to. These don’t have to be huge – even just a coffee date with a friend.

22. Listen to some happy music.

23. Watch a happy film.

24. Try not to worry about the future – it won’t change anything.

25. Have an open mind.

26. Avoid overanalysing.

27. Buy some flowers.

28. Appreciate as much as you can. The train was on time this morning, that cup of tea tasted amazing, chocolate exists, you have a warm home, the sun is out, youtube means you can watch videos of cats all the time, that feeling of taking your bra off after a long day. Anything and everything can be appreciated.

How to add a little positivity to your life | robowecop

And at the end of the day if you still have nothing to be positive about, remember this – I am positive that pets will always manage to ruin your blog photos.

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  • Great tips :) I definitely agree that we should all stop comparing ourselves to others and should instead focus on the good things we have and be grateful for them

  • Derin Clark

    Great post! I would say I’m a genuinely positive person, but I think it’s taken me to get to my 30s to feel this way!

  • NormanSisneros2

    Practical analysis – I loved the analysis ! Does someone know if my company would be able to locate a sample VA 10-10HS document to fill out ?

  • Natalie

    This is such a lovely thing to read. There has been a lot of negativity about recently which is sad when there are so many things to be positive about. Thank you for sharing! Also Yay for Yoga, it makes me feel the best.


  • Welshcakes Wellingtons

    Thank you for these tips. It’s so easy to be positive when you look at it like this.

    Angharad x

  • Nicole

    I absolutely love & need that Glen coco print in my life haha! Lovely little post! xx


  • Robyn Taylor

    Aw I love this post Rhi! I love some of these ideas, especially things like writing down things that make you happy. I’ve found any type of mindfulness/meditationy yoga-type shizz is great – having 5 mins everyday to be in complete silence doing nothing!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  • Hah! I love your last line “I am positive that pets will always manage to ruin your blog photos.” I can relate to this so much with a nosy kitten around. In all seriousness though, great post with some great tips on being more positive. I know I could do with this! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Samantha Pinkie

    Really great tips! Fresh flowers always brighten my mood and people really such treat others how they want to be treated. I’d really like to try yoga, some info would be great. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  • YESSS Rhianna this is so great. I’m really trying to boost my positivity levels this yea, because I’ve spent my whole life being negative! It’s draining x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  • IsabelOBrien

    This is a great list. Love the Mean Girls print also haha! :)

  • ~ Sue ~

    Found you via Bloglovin’ and wanted to thank you for sharing your thoughts. After a great 2015, 2016 has so far been pants. It’s always good to be reminded you’re not alone x Sue J ~ The World of Suzy Homemaker

  • I love this post so muchhh


  • Great post, writing things down which make you happy is such a good one!

    Hannah | Oh January

  • I love this! I need to read this every day before I go to work. Your cat is so cute haha

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  • I needed this today <3 A gratitude journal sounds amazing tbh. xxx

  • i recently brought some actual plants instead of fake ones for my office and oh my god it made me feel so much better!!!


  • This is such a great post Rhianna :) I’ve definitely been trying to be more positive recently and now good things are happening to me! I love the cat photobomb pic, it’s too cute :) x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

  • This was SUCH a good post!


  • Such a lovely thing to read. We all need a bit more honest positivity in our lives. I think the thing I struggle with most is my inner dialogue. The way I talk to myself mentally (and aloud!) is really quite cruel sometimes. I need to ease up and be my own best friend!

  • Really enjoyed reading this post, been positive from when you wake up is important to have a great day!

    Parie x


  • Yellowicing

    I love this post! It can be hard to stay positive I think, life seems to be getting harder! But appreciating the little things and being thankful for them really does help, even if sometimes it’s hard to do and all you want is to silent scream!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

  • charlotte samantha

    I really love this post!! It reminds me of all the things we should be doing with our life rather than the things we really are


  • I loveeee this post! I really needed it this morning as I’ve been a bit of a negative nelly the last week with uni stress and my boyf jetting off for 2 months of travelling. I think being appreciative and having goals is so important! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Fab post! I’ve probably not been the most positive person at the moment so these really help. I especially like paying a compliment to someone every day x

    Everything But The Kitchen

  • I love this! I always try to be as positive as possible, but somehow there are always things that drag negativity in. This list was great! We’ve got to try hard to stay positive!

    Jemima x