How to Be More Positive on a Daily Basis

Ring set 1: c/o Earrings and Stuff | Ring Set 2: c/o Earrings and Stuff | Ring 3: c/o Earrings and Stuff | White coat: Le Chateau | Boyfriend jeans: Garage similar | Mom jeans: Zara | Velvet top: c/o Sans Souci | Bag: Gucci 


Last year, I found myself getting into a really negative rut. Everything on a daily basis was feeling routine and I was getting bored, burned out and just overall unhappy. I have made quite a few personal life changes in the last year to help me get out of my own negative head space (more on that later) but I've also been doing some daily activities to help me feel positive overall.

I'm definitely no expert on finding happiness but I know what's helped for me this past year. Today I want to share a few ways I stay more positive on a daily basis and hope it can get the wheels turning in your head for how you can be more positive too!

1. Start the day by being thankful. In January this past year, I started listing everything I was thankful for before starting my day. Sometimes it's so easy to focus on the negative, but life could always be worse. I rather celebrate the good that's happening rather than fixating on the negative. This simple notion has completely changed how I feel each day. Even when the day doesn't turn out as planned, being grateful has kept things in perspective and reminded me how blessed I really am. 

2. Surround yourself with like-minded positive people. When I was younger, my mom would say: "Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are".  Negativity breeds negativity so the last thing you want is to surround yourself with people that are negative. Instead, spend time with people that have similar attitudes, goals and aspirations and you will find yourself inspired, excited and driven. 

3. Don't sweat the small stuff. Now this one has been difficult for me as I've been a perfectionist with a touch of OCD for as long as I can remember. My house always had to look perfect and everything done perfectly but boy was that exhausting! I've learned to let the little things go, because really, if my dishes don't all get done today, what's the worst that could happen? Not sweating the small stuff is definitely something that requires a little more training and time, but I promise if you work on yourself to let things go a little, you will feel way less stressed and happier at the end of the day. 

4. Get more sleep. When I finally started sleeping more at night, it totally hit me as to why I was a big grumpy bear every friggen morning, I was sleep deprived! Sleep has so many health benefits and largely impacts your mood and psychosocial health. Not enough sleep, especially on a regular basis screws with your cortisol levels (stress hormone) and can make you a more unpleasant person to be around! 

5. Self Reflect. If you find yourself feeling unhappy or negative on a daily basis, maybe it's time to do a little self-reflection and find out why. There may be some minor changes that you can work on to help lift your spirits or you may address some deeper concerns or issues you've been harbouring for a long time. Last year, it was a combination of both for me. Once I was able to determine everything that was making me unhappy, I was able to set goals and create an actual plan to get me out of that rut. 

What are some things you do to help stay positive? 

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  1. Loved reading this post! The sleep tip is so true!

  2. Thank you for writing this post! I find myself feeling bored and often don't know why. I def think your suggestions will help a ton!

    Xoxo from Napa Valley!


  3. I can certainly attest to the lack of good sleep issue making you feel fed up and negative. When my son has a bad night sleeping, I have a TERRIBLE day the next day! I'm so irritable. The other thing that helps me is LOTS of exercise. A good workout puts everything in perspective and you get some endorphins to cheer you up! xx

  4. I'm pretty much drooling over that gorgeous velvet top! It's such a stunning color. I love your tip about getting more sleep. A good night of sleep definitely helps me feel better! :]


  5. Love your outfit

  6. very nice and so awesome post! great photos!

  7. You look so gorgeous

  8. I love your style :)
    You look like always perfect;)

  9. Some really great tips here babe! It's hard to stay positive sometimes, but so important we don't let negativity take over!
    x Emily

  10. nice outfit and details

  11. Numer 3 & 5 are good ones...Last month was not my best, so i'm trying everyday to stay positive and not sweat the small stuff. Thanks for sharing this post.

  12. Awe I love this! Sending good vibes your way.



  13. Love the layering and thanks for sharing these positive tips.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  14. I love all of the little details! Great tips I'll definitely try them out!


  15. Just stumbled upon your blog, and loving the content! :D
    I'm glad that you found some ways to gain back the positive you!
    Oh, and beautiful winged eyeliner you got there ;)

    Hugs from Tokyo,


  16. These are such great tips! I go out of my way to do exactly the things you talk about to stay positive. Not sweating the small stuff is particularly important lol!

  17. wonderful look

  18. Amazing tips and this details photos is very chic! *_*

  19. wow! love You, love yours blog! Love it! <3

  20. Great tips there especially the starting the day by being thankful.Great outfit too.I love the bag.

  21. I love these points and this post love! I definitely believe in starting each day with a list of things that makes one happy. Also surrounding yourself with people that are making you better, more happy and positive is key for being able to keep that happiness. One of the best quotes I know is "If you want to find happiness, find gratitude"!

    Have a lovely week gorgeous! Xx

  22. So true!! Love this post and your outfit!!
    Mónica Sors

  23. Those are some great tips! Getting more sleep definitely helps the being more positive process! As for the rest, I couldn't agree more! We should always surround ourselves with like minded people. Have a lovely week! <3


  24. wow really love your pics!! and amazig rings btw

    kisses dear

  25. I love these photos and tips! I think self reflecting is so important.

  26. Great advice babe, totally agree with everything...I can actually see you are happier in your posts etc, its good :) xx

  27. I love your outfit. You look so pretty <3

  28. Definitely need to this post today. Today was just one of those days. Thank you for the uplifting post!

  29. Thanks for sharing these tips! I need to work on my positivity and in particular I need to stop being such a perfectionist and let the little things go!
    You look gorgeous as always in these photos - love the pink velvet top!
    Julia x

  30. Great tips and beautiful outfit details. Love the blush top on you. That bag is gorgeous. I still can't decide which will be my next Gucci purchase!

    I find getting plenty of sleep, surrounding yourself with like-minded driven and positive people, as well as getting fitness in are all things that help me. I hope you have a lovely week babe.


    1. The Gucci Belt will be my next Gucci purchase =P. I definitely agree with you babe! Have a great weekend!

      Rina Samantha


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