Ok, so I love blogging just as much as the next person and I really enjoy doing it, but there have been a lot of negative nancies in the blogging world and in general online lately. Not sure what it is about the internet that makes people think that they can say whatever they want to other people without any consequences, but they do. It’s like as soon as they turn on that power button and open up safari or chrome, they just get diarrhea of the brain and just shoot out whatever comes to their minds’.
One thing I’ve kind of learned is that people are very, VERY opinionated…. almost to the point where they shout just to get their message across. Some voice their opinions through comment sections or a blog or other medium or through Facebook. Facebook……yep…..now that we’re on the subject of it, I just have to say out of all the social media platforms out there, the one I’ve had the most negative experiences with have been through Facebook. Why Facebook you ask? Good question and one that I wish I had the answer to. I’ve had certain individuals actually criticize me for things that I do in regards to blogging and let me tell you, I refuse to let it bother me.
Regardless of all the negativity out there, I choose to project positivity, 1. because it’s essential to my sanity and 2. because there’s so much negativity out there that I feel it’s my duty to cancel it out with my positive outlook. But I do feel it’s the only way to show these negative nellies that they can’t beat us down.
How do I keep my positive outlook? I like to make a list every week that I can look through that are things I should tell myself every day to inject more positivity into my life. I want to share them with you, so that’s why I’m doing this post. Please bare with me because I know these are going to seem very vain or self centered, but the whole point of this exercise is to get you in the right mindset to project positivity and that starts from within. Once you lay the foundation for your own positive self image, you are pretty much set to start off your day in a positive direction. Here they are:
1. You’re Awesome
Just in general you are and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
2. You Got This!
No matter what life throws you (including negativity), you can overcome it.
3. You’re One Smart Cookie & You Know It
Most of those negative people we were talking about before like to make others around them feel inferior by talking down to you or undermining your intelligence, but you know how smart you are and no one can take that from you.
4. You Have A Great Life
Whether or not you have the life you think you should have right now, know that it could always be worse and you’re lucky to have a roof over your head and food on the table.
5. Your Future Is So Bright
Like I said before, even though you might not be where you think you should be in your life, there’s always hope for the future and who knows, your future could be the best that you could ever imagine.
6. People Love You
No matter what your life situation is, you have someone out there who cares very much about you. Whether it be a relatives, friends or a significant other you are greatly loved.
7. You Have A Lot To Offer
We all have strengths and weaknesses, but there’s also at least one thing we are all really good at that we can contribute to the world.
8. You’ve Got Great Taste
Other people might not agree with your taste in food, decorating, music, movies, etc, but your taste is your own and no one can ever be wrong about what they like!
9. You’re Kind
You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important! Haha, I had to reference The Help. It’s true though, unless you’re a complete monster, I’m sure you’ve done something kind for somebody in your life.
10. You’re Beautiful
Looks aren’t everything, but it is important that you have a positive self image. No matter what anyone tells you, you are beautiful and made perfectly.
This is the list of things you can say to yourself any day that you’re feeling a negative vibe and want to project positivity. I find it to be really helpful along with exercise and surrounding myself with positive people. Just remember that while negativity may seem sometimes like it’s taking over the world, that doesn’t mean that it is and any positive vibes you send out into the world will come back to you. Have a great day and remember, YOU GOT THIS!
Question of the day: How do you block out negativity?