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25 Ways to Stay Positive Any Day

Sometimes it’s hard to stay positive.  Here are 25 ways to turn one of those days around.

Hi friends!

With the new year here, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to be the best version of me.  I try to be positive, but like everyone I struggle and have days where everything that comes out of my mouth sounds negative and like I’m complaining.  I hate it when it happens.  I am pretty good at looking a the bright side of things most of the time, but like everyone I have moments, days or even weeks where I struggle.  I know I can’t be the only one that feels that way.  We are all human.

Today I thought I’d share some of tricks that help me stay positive any day… even on THOSE days where nothing seems to be going my way.  Hopefully they will help you too.

15 Ways to Stay Positive Any Day

1. Keep a happy book or gratitude journal.

2. Fake it till you make it,

3. Help a friend,

4. Help a stranger,

5. Enjoy the little things,

6. Write a handwritten thank you note,

7. Find a good mantra,

8. Listen to this song…

…or this one.

9. Find time for self care.

10. Be as nice to yourself as you are to your friends.

11. Go for a run.

12. Go for a long walk… better yet go for a hike.

13. Spend more time outside than inside.

14. Eat a rainbow of food and drink lots of water.

15. Try yoga.

16. Try meditation.

17. Surround yourself with positive people.

18. Do what makes you happy.

19. Remember that most people are fighting some sort of battle (whether they talk about it or not).

20. Don’t let yourself get worked up about things that go wrong. Don’t let other people determine your emotions.

21. Spend time with animals.

22. Count your blessings.  Again.

23. Live to see beauty.

24. Refuse to dwell on the negative.

25. Just keep smiling.

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I firmly believe you attitude can make or break you!  And even in hard times, you can put a positive spin on what it going on.

Best of luck, friends!  I hope these ideas help you as much as they help me.

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Help me add to the list… how do you stay positive?

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By | 2018-01-17T20:48:36+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips, Motivation/ Inspiration|36 Comments


  1. Agness of Fit Travelling January 22, 2018 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Staying positive is the crucial thing to success, Julie! These are the ultimates tips to stay positive and happy!

  2. Farrah January 19, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I need to start a gratitude list in my bullet journal! Helping others almost always lifts my spirits too. Some days are harder than others, but I like to try to stay positive whenever possible! Great list! <3

  3. Lindsey | This Miss Cooks January 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Helping a stranger always does it for me. I just can’t stay unhappy when I’m interacting with and helping others. I’m currently living a crazy hectic life, but I still have a few volunteer projects in the works at least once a week this month to keep me recharged.
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    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      That’s so true Lindsey! Love the way you think about it. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Danny Steadman January 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Great tips I could use now!

  5. Rachel January 18, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    I love this! I have a similar list in my bullet journal of positive things I can do when I’m suffering from anxiety. It’s helped me to make good choices even when I’m anxious, instead of making poor choices such as binge eating or taking my anxiety out on my loved ones.

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      Such a good idea Rachel. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. [email protected] January 18, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Great list, Julie! Devotional time usually helps me to reframe a negative outlook. And, chocolate helps too….in moderation!
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  7. Judy January 18, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this! You have no idea how much I needed this. Even though we do not know each other, I consider you a friend. YOU have done numbers 3 and 4 on your list for ME!
    When I am feeling down, I look at pictures of my grandchildren, that always puts a smile on my face.
    Bless you!

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Judy! I appreciate you too!

  8. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real January 18, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

    This is a great list! While being positive all the time is not easy, these reminders are great ways to turn a not so good day into a more positive one.

  9. Erinn January 18, 2018 at 7:11 am - Reply

    This is great! I try to be a “glass half full” person, but sometimes it’s tough. Love these little reminders.
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    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      I am too– but sometimes life gets the best of me.

  10. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups January 18, 2018 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  11. […] I hope these simple things to focus on can help you start off your day on a happier, positive note.  If you are looking for more ways to stay positive check out this post, 25 Ways to be Positive Any Day. […]

  12. Reelika @Financially Wise On Heels April 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Awesome list, love it! Happiness can come from so many small things 🙂 Wonderful post!
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  13. [email protected] April 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    One of my faves – enjoy the little things!
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  14. Blane Sherer April 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I like your positive tips. It is certainly normal for people to feel down but you don’t want to allow that to become a long term feeling leading to chronic depression.

  15. Jess @hellotofit April 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    This post brightened my Monday 🙂 great tips! Yoga has become a bigger part of my life; it allows me to let go of “life” for a bit and just tune in with my body, and tune out with busy life!
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  16. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie April 27, 2015 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Those are all good tips! I love the ones about helping other because it’s impossible to be focused on your own issues or life when you are serving another person.
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  17. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes April 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    This is going to sound silly, but I turn on Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”, crank it up real loud and dance with my kids to it 🙂
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  18. Danyelle Musselman April 27, 2015 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Great advice! Some days are bound to be harder than others, you’ve got to find ways to get through 🙂

  19. Dan April 27, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Loving your list. Since you lie country music, listen to Let it Go by George Strait

  20. Being able to be outside is a big one for me! Great tips 🙂
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  21. Dan Steadman April 27, 2015 at 8:12 am - Reply

    love it!!

  22. Libby Haire April 27, 2015 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Look for beauty. You have shared this with us, like the flowers at Biltmore, and the happy family e of your nephew.
    Sometimes if we can muster up the courage to GIVE on a down day, life looks sweet again.
    Good ideas, thanks for sharing them with all of us.
    Thinking by of Crystal and Melanie today.

  23. Susie @ SuzLyfe April 27, 2015 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Living to see beauty, and choosing happiness is so crucial–you can be a wet mop, or you can swiffer up the dirt and shine! hahahahah I”m so corny 😀
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  24. jill conyers April 27, 2015 at 7:40 am - Reply

    This is awesome Julie! Happiness is a choice.
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  25. [email protected]'sWickedHealthy April 27, 2015 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Love this list! Its so important to have to have some tools in your toolbox to give yourself a boost when you need it. Big ones for me are going for a run and thinking about what I’m grateful for. Lots of times, I will do the thinking while I do the running!
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  26. Jenny April 27, 2015 at 5:16 am - Reply

    You’re awesome, Julie! I agree with all of your list–and Mom always says, “When you’re down, lift someone else up.”

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