5 Things to Start Doing Today to Change Your Life from Negative to Positive

Do you want to learn how to be happier? Are you wondering how to change your life from negative to positive? How many times have you vowed to make a change – only to give up on it a few days later?

I’ve been exactly at your place – and I know the feeling. 
It’s just that sometimes, the media paint this picture that you need to do an awful lot to start living the good life. 
But I know that it doesn’t take THAT much to be happy. You simply need to learn how to change your life from negative to positive by focusing on the little things first.

That’s why I want to share with you the small steps I do on a daily basis. You can start doing them right away – they won’t take hours out of your day and require zero basic prep.
Keep reading to find out what it takes to change yourself and what are the simple things to do to for an instant mood boost! 

First things first - how do you change your life?

People keep asking me:
Hey Bernadette, so how exactly do you change your life?

I give the same answer, every single time: 
You can change your life only if you make up your mind to. 

There are no secrets, no hidden formula, nothing.
I know, I know – saying that is easy but doing the actual work isn’t.
But hey – I’ve done it! You can do it too! 
Learning how to consistently direct your thoughts towards positivity is easier than it sounds, I promise.

What’s important to know?
Being positive isn’t only about keeping a smiling face. Instead, being positive is about choosing to make the best of whatever situation you’re in.

Because life won’t always be rainbows & butterflies.

But when things in life get messy, you have two choices:
• Cry about it & be depressed
• Make the best of it 

The old me chose to cry and not leave my apartment for days.

I didn’t understand how to make the best of what life was throwing at me. I didn’t even think it was possible to feel good on the bad days
However, I gradually understood what positivity is all about.
I learned how to let go of anger, sadness or any stress I was feeling.
I realized I needed to take baby steps – it didn’t matter that they were small. What mattered was that I was moving in the right direction.
And you can do the same!

Here are the 5 things I do daily – no matter what happens in my life!

  • Go outside and spend time on the sun – because fresh air & sunlight are ALWAYS a good idea! 

  • Smile at strangers – because life is too short NOT to and yet almost no one does this!

  • Listen to some good music – the fastest way to feel happy, right here & right now!

  • Eat good food – even if that means occasionally treating yourself to cake!

  • Do everything that makes YOU feel good – whether that’s working out, reading, coloring, playing video games or hitting the town with your friends.

Don’t forget – you’re building your own happiness by doing the little things first.

By choosing to focus on the little things that happen to you on a daily basis, you build your own sustainable happiness.

You don’t always wait on something else to happen for you to feel happy.

Instead, you know how to work with what you already have -- which in return, gives you even more reasons to be happy for!

What do you like to do to improve your life? Are there any things that you do on bad days to feel better? Share with me in the comments and let me know!