How to Attract Positive Energy

February 17, 2014 Mental balance

positive energyEverything around us – people or things – has a vibe to it which can impact our energy in a positive or negative way. Positive energy is much more than empty words and we can learn how to nurture and attract it. The thing is that we often don’t even realize that with our thoughts, words and actions we do just the opposite. Every time we worry for unimportant issues, every time we give into stress and receive everything as a burden, every time we say things such as “ugly”, “problem”, “I can’t take it anymore” we create the perfect environment for negative energy to take over.

So, what can we really do to be more positive? Of course it is easier said than done but let’s see a few tricks:

  1. Live for the moment – not for yesterday, not for tomorrow – Our life is made up of countless “now” moments. We tend to think that we will be happier later on, provided we go there or do that but why not do everything in our power to make the most of our present condition? If we go on through life always thinking about the next weekend, the next month, the next holiday we miss the moment, the only reality we have. Stop worrying for what’s going to happen tomorrow at work unless you can do something about it. Just enjoy the moment you experience NOW.
  2. Love and forgive– You cannot attract positive energy in your life if you are resentful towards someone. All the real fights or merely the conversations we have in our heads are pure negativity that wear us out. Try to leave the bad things behind however difficult it may seem. Once you are able to do that, you will feel liberated.
  3. Count your blessings – We often miss the good parts in our lives and focus on what we don’t have, what we’re not and the people who are not around us. Start keeping track of the good things in your life. Psychologists say that if you start writing down 3 things you are grateful for every day, after 21 days your brain will start to see the positive aspects in everything.
  4. Every day can be special – Open your eyes for people and things that touch your heart, make you smile and fill you with joy. Look for that moment every day and write it down or take a picture of it, just like this: www.100happydays.com. Thus you will be able to resort to your happiness list when you feel down or lonely.
  5. Smile – Even of you don’t mean it at the beginning, it will work. You know the words: “Fake it till you make it”. They couldn’t be more true. The brain can’t tell the difference between a fake smile and a real one, so the more you practice it, the more real it will become and you will begin to feel better. Endorphins, the so-called happiness hormones, will be released and will do their job.
  6. Meet the people who make you feel good – We all know that there are people we intuitively want to get closer to, as we feel better around them, with more energy and optimism. On the contrary, without any obvious reason, other people make us nervous, tense or on guard and we may feel attacked by them. So, make time for the good people in your life, go out with friends who you can have a good laugh with and avoid the negative energy people. After all, laughter is the best medicine.
  7. Exercise – Your body will release endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin and you will be more prepared to face stressful situations.
  8. Eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat – They will give you more energy and make you feel better.
  9. Avoid things that radiate negative energy – these include gossip & conflict news, hectic places, junk food. When you cook, focus on good thoughts and try not to argue with anybody, otherwise the food will be impregnated with negativity.
  10. Take a moment for yourself every day – at least half an hour for the things you enjoy doing. Whether it is a nice aromatherapy bath, listening to music or reading a book, these moments are your positive energy suppliers.