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Are you a Positive Penny or a Negative Nancy?

Updated: Dec 2, 2018


So you're sat with your friends, or at a family meal,

or maybe every morning when you go into work and are chatting about just stuff, have you noticed how negative everyone is?

It’s bloody draining isn’t it?

People moaning about everything from work to the weather and maybe you have some fab ideas and your friends and family telling you that you can’t do this or can’t do that! If your one of the many few who have a positive outlook and are always happy then staying positive when everyone around you is sucking the life out of you is hard!

Jim Rohn once said “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

So if you have slipped into being a moaning negative drainer then that’s fine! You can blame the people around you!but how do you become or stay a more positive motivated person?

Well it all starts with you, what do you feed your mind with? Do you start the day watching the news or reading a paper? What is the news full of? Yes your right! It’s full of draining negative news that straight away sets your mind into a negative this world is a bad place mindset! To top it off they put the news late at night so you go to bed with all the bad thoughts of whats happening around the world! It's not the best way to start and finish your day if you want to keep motivated and positive!

So the first step is to find a way to start and end your day on a positive way, you can do this by starting a gratitude list and write down everything your thankful for and read it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. There are also tons of fantastic short motivational videos (a warning once you start watching these you will be addicted!) Here’s one for you to start with Invest In Yourself these are a fantastic ways to get you pumped up and ready to tackle anything that comes your way! Maybe it’s music and a good dance! Definitely exercise will help you, it gets the blood flowing and increases the flow of oxygen to the brain! If you research all of the successful people, they all have a morning routine that will include exercise, self education by reading, (not the morning papers!) and a healthy breakfast. But the problem is you will still get a barrage of negativity from your friends, family and work colleagues! So why not step up and change what you say and spread a little positivity and motivation? Sometimes in life you need to speak out and maybe lead from the front.

You could also go out and find new friends!

Why not? Join that gym, or go and learn how to play the guitar, or go to that drama class you have always wanted to, and meet new people! Get out there guys it’s a happy fun world if you just open yourself and go and have fun and change your thinking.

Life isn’t a rehearsal we get one shot at this so please don’t waste your time being in a state of unhappiness and being dragged down by others, go and live your life the way you want to and go and let your hair down and be the one of few who looks on the brighter happier side of life, I mean why wouldn’t you?