5448338240_23e2fac3ed_bHave you ever had a bad day? Everyone has a bad day sometimes, but when they let it control the outcome of everything the day spirals farther downward, out of your control. You can easily turn a bad day around though, it simply takes a positive attitude.

Once you develop a positive attitude, even when things seem to be at their worst, you’ll be inspired to continue your positivity. You will also inspire others to be more positive by example.

But what are some real things you can do to make your life more positive?

Use Affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you focus, be more positive, and brighten your day. If you are using an affirmation to be successful in your career you may use a statement such as, “I am driven. I am a success.” If you are working to make yourself feel more beautiful and confident, your affirmation may be, “I radiate beauty wherever I go. My confident shows.”

Affirmations can go with you and be repeated any time you need a boost or a reminder. It is also a great idea to write them out and hang them around your home. Hang one about beauty on your bathroom mirror, hang one about confidence on your front door, and hang one about health on your refrigerator. Repeat them whenever you see them, and soon you’ll start believing it.

Be Mindful

Mindfulness is about living in the moment. People use it in order to be more aware of the things they are doing and the things that are around them. This allows you time to enjoy things that you do that much more.

The next time you sit down for a meal, turn off the TV and put down your smartphone. Pay attention to each bite of food and pay attention to the texture and the taste of it. The next time you are standing in line at the grocery store, instead of letting anxiety take over, take some to to look at what you are feeling and why.

Fake It

As they say, fake it until you make it. If you feel stressed and negative all the time, do what you can to ignore those feelings and put a smile on your face. Do your daily affirmations, be more aware of what’s going on around you, and when that negativity creeps in chase it away with a new affirmation in the opposite light.

Before long your negative thoughts will all be replaced by positive ones and you will start to feel the difference it makes when you are a positive being. Slowly, you will become more optimistic, and that old self will have been born into a new person that enjoys life and smiles often.

It can take some time to turn someone who is normally a pessimist into an optimist, but it can be done. You just have to want to succeed at it and work at it every day until you see your desire become reality.