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How to Attract Positive Energy into your Life

By  La Shell Reid Hoilett

How to Attract Positive Energy into your Life

We live in a world where every day we hear about and witness sickness and death, crimes and wars, greed and selfishness. For the average person it’s a hustle to remain relevant, to make a difference and to simply live a good life. Fostering and maintaining positive energy (thoughts, feelings, vibrations) takes some work.

It is so worth it to try though. I strongly believe that the energy we create and surround ourselves with, affect our thoughts, decisions and existence. I’ve put together some simple daily practices that will keep positive energy floating through your life.

1. Surround yourself with positive people. Associate yourself with people who practice and focus on things that are productive. Surrounding yourself with people who constantly wish bad on others, have a pessimistic view of everything and wallow in regret and worry won’t contribute to your positive lifestyle. There’s no need to unfriend these types of people, however limiting contact or trying to transfer some of your positive energy will free you of their negative influence.

2.  Love and accept yourself as you are right now. Us humans have a hard time doing this task. It’s not simple as we live in a world where love, beauty and success are dictated by everyone but ourselves. We tend to place a lot of weight on what others think and have to say about us.  Affirming to myself that I am blessed, loved and good enough is something that I struggle with everyday. Blocking out external influences enables you to truly love and appreciate yourself as a person. If you are in a place where there is no need to fit in or keep up, you tend to relish in your being. It’s easier to say look, this is me and I’m ok with that.

3.  Don’t compare your journey to others. This is a struggle for me because I always see people who I think are doing much better than me. When I get caught up in thinking that way I remember that everyone’s journey is different. We are all set up to do different things, at different times, for different reasons. It’s not a race. This does not mean that you can’t aspire to be like someone you admire, it simply means that focusing on your own journey is more beneficial. In addition, you never know of a person’s sacrifice and actions (both good and bad) that would have granted them such a life. You also only see what people put out, you really have no idea what happens behind the scenes.

4.  Generally, people don’t do things to hurt you on purpose and I focus on this daily. Whether it be a nasty boss, a friend, the cashier at the grocery store. People don’t generally get up every morning to hurt you. Yes, there are people whose main purpose may be to make your life a living hell, but that is a minority. The majority of us are just trying to get by. Whether it be mentally, financially, physically or otherwise. In passing we may say something off to you or speak to you a certain way, but we’re not out to get you. Keeping this in mind allows me to not hold on to negative actions from others. I let it go just as quick as it came.

5.  Daily meditation. Clearing your mind even if only for five minutes everyday can bring forth major benefits. It’s that one time where you just don’t have a care in the world. Everything can wait. It gives you that chance to regroup, refocus and move on.

6.  Limit worry and regret. I am a worry wart if you know anything about me, but I have come to the realisation that it changes absolutely nothing. So then what’s the point? It only takes away precious moments that you can never retrieve. And all for nothing. Being regretful is also a feeling that brings forth nothing of worth. For most of us, we made decisions based on information we had at the time and through actions we thought were best. Most noteworthy, regret is a legitimate emotion but it focuses on the past and brings out anger, guilt and sadness. If there is something you can do to quell your feelings of regret, like an apology, think about doing that, forgiving yourself and moving on. It’s definitely easier said than done, but it’s worth a try. You have absolutely nothing to lose.

7.  Clear your space of junk. Having a clutter free environment, whether physically or mentally, will bring light and positive energy into your space. Are you familiar with that feeling that comes rushing forth after you have done some spring or Christmas cleaning? Well, that’s the one I’m talking about. That light, airy, fresh, renewed feeling.

8.  Let go of attachment. Joy and sadness, excitement and fear will always come and go. When something good happens, it’s good to embrace it, relish in it, and let it go. Do not hold on to it. Just like sadness and anger, it will dissipate. Nothing in life is constant and you will never feel the same way everyday. We live in a world where we are in contact with external forces to which we cannot control. These forces put upon us a wealth of feelings and emotions therefore it’s best to embrace, accept and move on. When we sit and hold on, we prevent what’s next from coming in.

How do you keep positivity and positive energy in your life?

Thanks for stopping by!

 

P.S ~ Conscious Consuming and Minimalism at Christmas and Are You Living Out your Childhood Dreams?.



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  Comments: 19

19 responses to “How to Attract Positive Energy into your Life”

  1. LaLee says:

    This is a great reminder. Thanks for compiling.

  2. Patricia says:

    Great list! I especially like the one that says that people aren’t usually trying to hurt you on purpose, they are just trying to get by. I think that is true for most people. Also, we should strive to learn other people’s life stories, not only so we understand where they are coming from better, but also so we can better relate to them.

  3. I think being around other positive people is huge! Their attitude rubs off on you 🙂

  4. Beth says:

    I love this list and absolutely agree!! We have to take responsibility for our well-being, especially with all the negative inputs we receive daily. Great reminders on how to do so!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  5. daria says:

    Love this! And, I agree with each one. We eventually have to get to a place where we need to be around positive people. People that are doing these in their lives. People that want the same thing in life.. It’s always up to us the energy we want to give out and what we want to attract. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anna says:

    Great tips. I agree with every single one. I also try to smile as often as possible. To strange people that I meet, to my family members, to myself too. It really makes the difference 🙂

  7. Trisha Allen says:

    Great list. I really could put more effort into clearing my spaces of clutter! Thanks.

    Smiles and hugs,
    Trish

  8. I love this blog post so much. I am currently working on myself and focusing on improving myself for the first time in years and it feels great. One thing I do struggle with is worry and regret, and I know that keeps me living in the past, but it’s hard to calm those anxieties, you know? But I’m working on it! Thank you so much for the additional tips!

  9. Awesome tips. Trying to meditate too. It is very important not to compare our journey with others. Well said.

  10. Keeping positive people around me is a big one. The more I’m surrounded by negative people, the more I become negative.

  11. Aarika says:

    I adore this post!!! You share such wonderful tips for attracting positive energy. Love it! Plus – I am a huge fan of Fresh Prince. =) Loving and accepting ourselves is empowering. Keep on being fabulous!

  12. Alix Maza says:

    Such a great post and love that GIF haha!

  13. Stephanie says:

    I love all of these! I would add to meditation, mindfulness. Being present in the moment and focusing on what is going on around you. There is a sense of weightlessness that comes with just being in the moment. Great post!!

  14. Jessy says:

    The timing of reading this couldn’t be any more appropriate. Thanks!

  15. Melissa says:

    I loved your list! I like to tell people never compare your journey to anyone else, we are all on the path that we need be and if not we will know when we are.

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Really inspiring content. I have read similar articles but the one thing that stood out in this one was the concept of clutter free environment. I desperately need that light, airy, fresh, renewed feeling. Great read, awesome stuff

  17. I needed this reminder. Thank you . I often get trapped in the comparison game . I think clutter clearing is like a soul cleanse . It is seriously like shedding dead weight .

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