6 Simple Tips to Make the Holidays More Positive

01 December 2016


Can you believe it's December already?!? I know this time of year can be super busy and stressful, though wanted to take a moment to check in and see how the holiday season was going for you so far.  How do you feel about this time of year?


Picture a big glass goblet filled to the halfway mark with water. How do you see it—half-full or half-empty?


Consistently finding the glass half-empty—and the world as a difficult place— is a hallmark of negativity.


Research has found that a negative outlook can contribute to everything from depression to heart disease to lowered immune system function. It can affect sleep, weight maintenance, the quality of your relationships, your social life, and even your ability to hold a job.


Now imagine what it would feel like to approach life from a place of positivity, fun, connection, health, and possibility. Sounds good, doesn’t it?


6 Simple Tips to Make a Positive Switch


To help wipe out negativity, try one or more of the following action steps:

  1. Go complaint-free. Try going an hour without complaining and see the positive things in your life. Next, try a day, a week, and so on.
  2. Keep a gratitude journal. Each evening, list 10 or more things that you are grateful for.
  3. Give compliments freely. Notice the good in others. Praise every person you interact with.
  4. Find beauty everywhere in your world. Notice its gorgeousness.
  5. Share your good news. Studies show that sharing happy events brings even more happiness.
  6. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.


Maintaining a positive outlook takes practice, and the more you do it, the easier it gets.  Here's to a more positive, happier, and healthier holiday season!



Ready for a more positive holiday season?  Want to learn how to make positive choices in your own life? Want support in creating your healthiest, happiest life ever? Let’s talk!  I invite you to connect with me for a Free Health Breakthrough Coaching Session —or pass this offer on to someone you care about!