In the past few weeks the phrase “I feel so happy” has been a staple in my vocabulary. I’m genuinely bursting with joy at every moment and even through the trials and tribulations that this Summer has thrown my way, I have found myself with an overwhelming feeling of joy through it all.
Today, I share with you tips and tricks to becoming a more positive you!
1. THE ART OF THANKFULNESS
I’ve made it a habit over the past few weeks to be intensely conscious of the things around me that are bringing me joy. I do this through prayer, or through a simple text telling my friends and family how much I love them. Doing simple rituals like giving thanks everyday re-centers us in a way that helps us not just focus on the negative things in our lives, but helps us realize the diamonds in the rough. The next time you’re doing a mindless task such as washing dishes start a thought process with “God, today I am thankful for…”
2. YOGA & EXERCISE
Yoga is a series of stretches and poses that mainly focuses on breathing patterns. It focuses on calming the mind, removing any extra noise and helps you focus on thankfulness.
My new found love for exercise ( cardio, core & glute workouts) has helped me start each day feeling refreshed and energized! Exercise releases chemicals in the body that leave you in an overall positive mood & is an ideal way for me to get rid of stress.
I’m a firm believer in the fact that moments in life need a soundtrack; that’s why I always have my phone and a pair of headphones with me everywhere I go!
There’s nothing better than a one man dance party when you’re feeling down or stressed out.
My favorite thing to listen to at the moment is the new tape by Odunsi & Nonso Amadi – War.
Romantic and otherwise, relationships are a beautiful blessing in life! I absolutely love meeting new people and sharing in their stories.
One of the most beautiful parts about life is meeting strangers with incredible stories who can change your life without even knowing it. Sharing your story with others also helps you reflect on how far you’ve come, areas for improvement and it’s an amazing reality check.
You have the ability to yield the universe in your favor through the power of your tongue and prayer. I speak positive affirmations over my generation and my life when I pray and it has helped me remain in a positive mindset.
I believe outside of faith, nothing is truly possible. So I operate in the mindset of where I want to be- which is a happy place!
Beautiful pictures by Parker Tatro on Instagram @parkertatrophoto