100th Blog Post & Big News To Share!

My blogs have finally reached a 3-digit number! I cannot believe it!

100 blogs in just under a year & to think that I even took a fair few months off at the start of this blog journey due to doubting myself, thinking my blog wasn’t good enough etc.

I am enjoying this, I really am!

I enjoy sharing my journey w/ you all, whether that would be recipes, travel or even just my daily blogs.

I cannot believe how many views that my blog are getting, it truly warms my heart at the amount of support I have from people I don’t even know, I thank each & every one of you.

Thank you all, your support & nice comments do not go unnoticed.

BIG NEWS!

So, I have some great news that I would love to share with you all.

I have decided to remove the ‘wordpress’ from my URL 

I think it’s time for the word ‘wordpress’ to be removed. Discovering Your Happiness has come such a long way & I think as a ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY present to my blog is to remove the wordpress name from my URL.

^ I am so excited to be sharing this big news with you all.

I am so grateful for how far I have come & how far my blog has come. *pats self on the back*

We are so quick to criticise ourselves, which is extremely unhealthy for us both physically & mentally however we never quick to pat ourselves on the back & praise ourselves.

So here I am patting myself on the back for all my hard work & consistency… Look where I am now.

I thank God for all this #blessed

 

Blog Share #1

This particular website leaves me speechless – I still cannot believe everything that has happened over the past year on this WordPress journey. I have increased in views, visitors, blog posts, comments – It’s just amazing that you amazing people take the time to read my posts & comment such nice things.

I got a weird notification this morning though – a notification that I had never seen before, it was that someone had linked something from my page:

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I was confused bc I didnt know what was linked… HOWEVER, I clicked on the post to see Susan from Running To Zen: https://runningtozen.org/ had shared my blog & done an activity that I had recommended for wanting to become a positive thinker.

Blog found at: https://runningtozen.org/2017/04/23/sunday-blog-share-how-to-be-a-positive-thinker/comment-page-1/#comment-454

I am astounded that Susan took the time to read that very long blog, complete the activity on her own blog & even reflect on her day.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart Susan 🙂

This is a very big deal to me, for someone to re-post something that I have wrote & to also acknowledge my blogging site is absolutely amazing,

To think where I was & where I am now w/ my blog is so motivating!

Discovering Your Happiness’ ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY is coming up on 7 days, so this is very exciting!

How To Be A Positive Thinker (Part 3/3)

Negative emotions can spiral – if you want to stop letting yourself sink down into bad feelings, you can train yourself to let the light in.

You can learn to find the bright side & stay positive, avoiding negativity in your life, & going about the process of improving yourself for the better.

Part 3/3: Improving Your Life

Get active:

Exercise is shown to have drastic and positive effects on your mood, releasing stress-reducing hormones in your body that help you to keep feeling good. One excellent way of improving your outlook is to find some method of exercising that you enjoy, and making physical activity a bigger part of your life. Smart small – Just start by taking 30-40 min walks around your neighborhood, cue up some music or podcast that you enjoy in your headphones, & get some fresh air. Find what works best for you, whether that is strength training, cardio, swimming, hiking, walking, or even riding your bike.

Set & complete goals:

Sometimes if you feel that you are wandering aimlessly, the negativity will start to creep back in. To keep those feelings at bay, start setting goals actively & working hard to meet them. Even if they’re relatively small things, its important to have some sense of purpose to meet the day. Write baby goals, just little ones to start off with, make your bed, do the washing, wash your car – than physically ticking them off a list will make you feel accomplished. Also, create other goals that are more personal to you, enter an elevator (if you have a fear), go on a train ride (if you have a fear). Making fitness goals is also good for your well-bring & physical being, for example, going to the gym 3 times a week, reaching a certain kilometer on the a piece of cardio, increasing weight in a certain exercise.

Take the time to celebrate:

Its important to set aside the time to let yourself feel good. Even if you’re busy, even if you’re not feeling great, it helps to cultivate a positive mindset to take the time out to celebrate life w/ family & loved ones. Celebrate accomplishments big or small. You can even celebrate that you made it to the end of the week 🙂 Celebrate that you are alive!

Eat well:

What you put into your body can have a big impact on how you feel both physically & mentally. getting more leafy greens, omega-3 fatty acids & folate in your diet is proven to come with mood-altering properties for the better. Always eat breakfast – Research reveals that people who eat breakfast are helping to jump start their metabolism, resulting in more energy & positivity throughout the day. Eat complex carbohydrates, found in oatmeal, whole grains, & sweet potato to give yourself energy without the crash associated with simple carbs, like sugary cereals & processed foods.

Let yourself relax when you need to:

Relaxation is essential to staying positive. If you’re the stressful type, train yourself to take a step back and grab a relaxation break when you need it. It’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign that you’re doing what you need to do to stay healthy. Take short breaks periodically throughout the day. 10-15 minutes of sitting quietly and listening to mediating music or reading a magazine during a busy work day can help you feel more positive throughout the day. Take longer breaks as well – don’t leave unused vacation days on the table or even mental leave hours – use these to restore.

How To Be A Positive Thinker (Part 2/3)

Negative emotions can spiral – if you want to stop letting yourself sink down into bad feelings, you can train yourself to let the light in.

You can learn to find the bright side & stay positive, avoiding negativity in your life, & going about the process of improving yourself for the better.

Part 2/3: Avoiding Negativity

Identify your negative triggers:

What puts you in a dark mood? What makes you feel bad? Identify the things that make you spiral into a negative state of mind, so you can plan how to attack those triggers and get rid of them from your life. Do you get angry or upset at a particular time of day? When a particular event happens? What makes you angry? Being aware of this will help you be more alert & you’ll be able to control the situation more.

Only keep supportive friends:

If someone in your life doesn’t contribute to your mental well-being, they don’t have a place in your life. Spend time with those who uplift you, encourage you, motivate you – they spend their time being positive towards you & not put you down. Those are the sort of people you need in your life. These people will bring nothing but positivity into your life. (J def has a very big positive effect on me, he most certainly uplifts me when I am at my worst & for that, I am forever grateful)

Give less weight to what other people have to say:

if you feel good about something, let yourself feel good about it. If you don’t care about something, don’t let yourself be swayed by the opinions on others. Listen to your own heart & mind & pay less attention to what other people have to say about you or your business.

Stop comparing yourself to others:

Competition can bring out a lot of negativity in people. Avoid situations that force you to compare yourself or your skills to the skills of others. Be grateful for how you look & where you are at in life. It is good to look up to people & use them as motivation but as soon as you start envy-ing them, comparing or getting jealous – that should raise RED FLAGS! These situations breed bad feelings, resentment & anxiety. If you want to keep a positive mindset, avoid any situation that will force you to compare or compete with others.

Stay busy:

Work hard and play hard! Fill up your schedule with activities that will keep you so busy you will keep you so busy you won’t have time to sink back into negative feelings. If you are focused & productive, it’s hard to feel negative about much of anything. Stay focused on the things you”re doing & your accomplishments, not on anything else. In some people, staying busy helps to outrun feelings of negativity. In others, it creates it. Some people just need more downtime than others.

Don’t sweat the small stuff:

Being happy & satisfied, spending time w/ loved ones & being positive are very important things. Anything else? Chalk it! Scratch it! Categorize these as ‘small stuff’. Do not sweat it! block stuff on social networking that drives your crazy or makes you anxious. remove anything that pulls you away from anything positive – you must understand that you are only here once – you are only gifted this life once – you gotta do it right the first time. Don’t take things to heart, don’t worry about things that don’t need worrying about etc.