5 Tips to Keep You Positive and Productive

I can’t stress enough the importance of positive thinking to your overall well-being. Practising positive thinking decreases stress and enhances your mood and productivity. So with that being said, here are a few tips that can help you on your journey to a healthier and more productive life.

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Cut down your social media usage

Depending on who you are, this could be a simple or difficult task, but nonetheless a necessary step to take. Studies even just suggest that people who log on to social media less frequently, had a better quality of life, as well as being happier and more content.

 

Exercise

As well as keeping your energy levels up, ­ exercising releases feel good hormones known as endorphins, which are associated with reducing stress and pain. Try exercising as a positive outlet for your stress and improve your daily mood.

Read: How Pilates Changed My Life, where our beautician Rowena Kitchen discusses her experience of taking on pilates.

 

Eat healthy

Yes, food can affect your mood. Make a conscious effort to go for healthier options during the day to keep your mind sharp and your body energetic. For example, foods high in fibre are known to keep your blood sugar high, so eat a little more of those nuts, whole grains and bran-based cereals. You’ll have more energy throughout the day to keep you productive.

If you have a sweet-tooth or struggle to resist temptations, find inspiration with our Healthier Alternatives that Banish Your Cravings. 

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Take a step back

Life can be difficult and full of daily hardships, but we must never forget to just breathe. Take the time to step back, self-reflect and acknowledge all the good things in your life. It may seem trivial but checking in with yourself is important. Keep in touch with your mind to re-evaluate and re-focus, in order to achieve any personal short-term or long-term goals.

 

Surround yourself with positive people

Naturally, the company you keep influences your mood and life heavily. Reduce the number of external stresses and focus on the people who are supportive, encourage you to achieve your goals, and make you happy.

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Hana Alexander
I am 22-year-old creative currently studying at Kingston University who loves fashion and anything media related! Follow me @h_s_alexander

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