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Essential Habits for a Positive Lifestyle

A positive lifestyle is achieved through a collection of all the little things in life. Learn about the essential habits you should form in order to increase your positive outlook!

practice gratitude

When you wake up in the morning, think of one thing you are grateful for and write it down in a journal. You will realize there is more to be happy about than you think!


do small acts of kindness

Something as simple as holding the door for someone can brighten someone else’s ways as well as yours!

have a positive attitude, what you think about expands

Regardless of the situation, think about any positive impacts it could have on your day.


Studies show that no matter your feelings, putting on a happy face can boost your mood and genuinely make you feel happier.

use a daily quote app

Download an app that gives you an inspirational quote every morning. Having positivity in your mind from the time you wake up can transform your day.

resist judgement

Judgment can cause negativity, and put you and those around you in a negative mindset. Accept the situation at hand. Whatever is happening is happening for a reason.

stay in contact with friends and family

They are the ones that are there for you. Reconnecting with them will put an extra step in your day.

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don’t take yourself too seriously

Don’t beat yourself up about little things you did. Overthinking will stress yourself out. Don’t worry be happy.

get more sleep

Sleep can affect your mood. Not getting enough sleep can put your mind and body in the wrong place. Go to sleep early so you can be positive the next day.

write in a journal

At the end of the day, writing down one positive thing that happened to you that day, or a hope for the next day. This will put you in a more positive mindset.

laugh often

Laughing is proven to reduce stress hormone levels, increase productivity, and decreases anxiety. Even laughing at the small things can turn your whole day around.


eat healthy

Pretty self-explanatory. By eating more healthy foods during the day, your energy gets boosted, putting you in a better mood.

watch funny videos

Whether it’s the piano playing cat or “Damn, Daniel”, you can never go wrong with a good laugh from a funny video. This is perfect for if you need some cheering up in your day.  

practice mindfulness for five minutes a day

Download a meditation app. Meditating for just five minutes a day can decrease stress, depression, and boost your happiness. You may also find you are more productive and is a better mood overall.

drink lots of water

Studies show that drinking water has many benefits like reducing fatigue, improving muscle strength, eliminates toxins, helps digestion, and supports metabolism. If you aren’t a fan of plain water or you want to add a little variety in your water routine, try hint water

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