2017 was a rough year for many, leaving countless emotional tanks on empty. Try implementing these three tips into your daily routine to start filling that tank back up in 2018!
1. START EACH DAY WITH GRATITUDE
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to lose sight of the positive aspects of our lives. For many around the world, conveniences that we take for granted, such as running water and electricity, are luxuries or pipe dreams. Keep things in perspective, and kick-start each day with a jolt of positive energy by taking a moment to think of something that you’re thankful for, be it big or small (even if it isn’t Thanksgiving!).
2. DO (AT LEAST) ONE THING FOR SOMEONE ELSE EACH DAY
Doing kind things for others is incredibly rewarding, both spiritually and emotionally. To maintain that emotional high year-round, try to find a way to help those around you daily. Whether it’s indirect, such as throwing away a piece of trash you found on the floor to make the cleaning person’s life easier, or direct, such as helping someone carry their groceries, a small act can make a huge, positive impact on both the lives of others, and your own.
3. SEEK OUT POSITIVE NEWS
We’re living in the middle of a 24/7 news cycle that’s frequently focused on emphasizing the worst aspects of our world. When our homepages and TV screens are constantly polluted with negative news, it’s easy to find ourselves becoming filled with similarly negative thoughts. To counterbalance this, make a conscious effort to sprinkle positive news into your day as well. Try adding uplifting websites to your reading rotation, and following social media accounts that share fun and positive content.
If you’re really committed, you can even download GoodKarms, the social media app dedicated to helping enrich its users lives through the sharing of gratitude and positive vibes; it can even help you find people who need a helping hand (or vice versa, if you’re the one in need)!