Although everyday life can throw a range of different hurdles and obstacles in our way, and can distract us from our good intentions, most people – if asked – would say that they would prefer to have a positive impact on the world and the people around them, than a negative one.
Spreading positivity can help to uplift others, to make us more optimistic, and to shape our environments in a more uplifting manner, as well. So, what sorts of activities can help to spread a bit more positivity?
Here are a few ways to spread a bit more positivity each day.
Look for opportunities to make small caring gestures each day
Over the course of everyday life, we all recognise that big symbolic gestures can have a major impact on how we, and others, feel.
Buying a 2 carat diamond ring at Whiteflash and proposing to your significant other with it is, for example, almost certainly going to make a tremendous and life-changing impact on them.
It’s important to realise, though, that it is not just the big gestures that can make a significant impact on the people around us, but the everyday small, caring gestures too.
Simply being friendly to a stranger you meet at work, or taking the time to call a loved one and to check in with them, has the potential to change the entire trajectory of their day for the better, and to leave a lasting impression on them that can make them feel more optimistic about humanity, and more loved and cared for.
Establish a routine for yourself that helps you to be at your best
Although it may not necessarily seem like it at first glance, your own self-care routine can have a lot to do with how much positivity you spread around you on a daily basis.
Generally speaking, if you’re well rested, are happy with yourself and how you’re spending your time, and feel generally optimistic, you’re going to naturally have a more positive aura when you interact with those around you – and this can, in many cases, have a positive impact on others by default.
Treating yourself well can, in other words, help you to treat others well, too.
Of course, you will still need to engage with others from a place of empathy in order to have a positive impact on them.
Be very mindful of the power of your words, and the way you choose to communicate with others (and yourself)
Too often over the course of day-to-day life, we use our words in a careless and thoughtless manner, and end up hurting the people around us as a result.
Even seemingly “throwaway” comments can have a very significant impact on how others feel, and how they perceive themselves and the world around them.
For this reason, it’s important to be very mindful of the power of your words, and to choose the words you use to communicate with others carefully and compassionately.
A kind or complimentary word can make someone’s entire day. But cruel words said to a loved one in a moment of anger or frustration can leave long lasting scars.