In my article “8 Habits of positive people part 1” I shared with you the first 4 habits of positive people. If you haven’t had the change to read it, please do so. I promise it will make you SMILE! In Part 2 I will share with you, the last 4 habits of positive people, which Huffpost recently wrote in the healthy living department about perpetually positive people. Along with their input I will again give my “positive” point of view on this matter. Are we ready Fit Girls? Oh YEAH! :)
In part 1 of the article, you could read about, how positive people have their calming rituals, tap into their positivity during challenging times, but also embrace the negative and that positive people don’t bully themselves but that it’s all about the “Loving-Kindness Meditation”. Does any of these habits sound familiar? I believe all Fit Girls are positive people in one way or the other. Because we challenge ourselves and when we overcome our fears / challenges we can be proud and look back of our journey with a smile on our faces.
5. Positive people rid themselves of toxic relationships
Okay, this sounds a bite negative, but what we are meaning to say is — that positive people like to surround themselves with people that give them support and happiness. According to medical director Blakeman— “who you are is partly a reflection of who you choose to surround yourself with” — that’s why a good support system is crucial to an optimistic outlook. Like the #FITGIRLCODE community and your BFFF (Best Fit Friends Forever) :) we are a good support group that influence a good attitude! High five Fit Girls, we rock in this department! Because, if we work-out together, we know the #beastmode is ON!
6. Positive people celebrate little victories (and happy moments)
YES, I LOVE THIS HABIT! I even dedicated my Instagram account by sharing my #365happymoments along the year :) This way I learn to appreciate the small things in life and the beauty the world gives us every day. Research shows that if you acknowledge the little things and embrace your happy moments, how small they might be, this thankfulness can lead to increased optimism. Check out my Instagram account (@stephanie_fgc ) if you like to see the positive vibes and happy moments I have been capturing every day. I dare you to try it out yourself! Celebrate your little victories and share them on Instagram with #365happymoments.
If you don’t have a Instagram account, write your little victories down just for yourself. If you read it back a year from now it will give you your own happiness and that is simply awesome!
7. Positive people don’t let their optimism hinder their goals
I believe us Fit Girls all experience some setbacks in our pursuit to success, and not only in the work-out or health department. According to medical director Blakeman positive people recognize those speed bumps in the road but proceed to problem solve their way around these setbacks in order to reach their goals. Sounds a lot like us Fit Girls, right? We are optimistic, yet realistic which makes the pursuit to unlock our personal code to a fit and healthy lifestyle less like a fairy tale but still leads to a satisfying outcome. GETTING STRONGER AND FIT! WE rock #justsaying.
8. Positive people plan ahead
Yes, we do. There is always a plan B, plan C and so on. Or in my case even a plan Z (sometimes very annoying ) Life is full of surprises. Which is all fun and stuff, but sometimes these surprises can be a pain in our cute fit butts. These unexpected challenges can interfere with our master plan and become a frustration if you don’t have a back-up plan. In one of the studies of psychology researcher Sophia Chou, she found that those who were identified as realistic optimists believed they had more control over these challenges. “They will be creative, and will have a new plan to solve the problem or issue”.
But, it’s also important to realise if a plan becomes too overwhelming. According Blakeman - thinking is best cultivated with a relaxed mind, so take a BREAK when you feel like you're getting "so bogged down with the details" that it's clouding your attitude. Well, AMEN, to that. This means we have yet another good reason to hit the gym on a frequent base to relax and clear your mind! HALLELUJAH! ;)
These were the last four habits of the eight habits of positive people that Huffpost have shared with us. I would love to know if you recognise yourself in one or maybe even more of these happy habits. Or perhaps you have your own positive habits?! Don’t hesitate to share them with us! You would make us very HAPPY! For now I say to you lovely Fit Girls: Let’s smile today!