We live in the world filled with negativity. We see rudeness, prejudices of all kinds, murdering, abuse, war. It’s not easy living in a world filled with negative energy. It brings people down and makes life dismal.
Why not change that? Why not become the light in a dark, depressing world? Find ways to radiate positive energy so others will want to shine like you do and spread it throughout the world. Here are some ways to do just that.
1. Look for the positives in every situation
You can always find something positive even in the most difficult times. One way I think of positives in every situation is by thinking about what could be worse.
For example, what could be worse if you ran out of gas far from the gas station? Maybe it could be worse if it was blizzarding. So, the positive in this situation is that the weather is cooperative.
2. Smile at people
Look people in the eyes and genuinely smile. Do not walk by with your head down or cross the street before you get to them. Take a quick moment to show people that you are kind and considerate.
3. Watch your language
I mean this in multiple ways. I believe vulgar language is unnecessary and gives people a negative impression. I also believe that you can change your language from negative talk to positive talk.
For example, if you normally say, “I never get this right,” you could change that to “I do not want to give up until I get it right.” Think positive thoughts and your words will become positive.
4. Treat people like you want to be treated
This is one of my life rules, the “Golden Rule.” I believe in treating people with kindness, respect, and compassion. When someone is rude to me, it can ruin my day. So, I choose to not treat others with rudeness because I do not want to ruin someone else’s day.
5. Do random acts of kindness
There is nothing that makes me feel as wonderful as when I do something kind for someone else. It does not have to be big like paying for the meal of a stranger. It could even be letting someone who has fewer items than I do in the checkout line in front of me.
6. Use love languages
Everyone has a language they speak that shows love or makes them feel loved. Use their language to speak love to them. You can show love through gifts, acts of service, words of affirmation, physical touch, and spending quality time with them.
7. Hang out with positive people
This trick works when you are feeling down and have no reason to smile at random people or do random acts of kindness. When you hang out with positive people, you exuberate positivity, which makes you radiate with that energy.
Radiating a positive energy might take some intentional actions and might be somewhat challenging, but the world needs the light of positive radiance. Will you be the one to do such a thing?