6 Ways to Stay Positive and Productive

Raise your hand if every day is fantastic. Blissful. Disneyland like. Joyful. Hmmm. Probably not everyone is raising his/her hand. Now, I know of some people who choose to have a positive day each day. A friend I recently met, Ben, is one of them. It takes practice. Here are six suggestions to stay positive and productive. When we are positive, it’s much easier to be productive!

Good Days

How do you feel like when you exercise in the morning? Get in the shower. Get dressed. Paint your face (ha ha for my ladies). Dress nicely. Some may meditate and/or pray. Read a positive message. These are all things to start your day on the right foot. They bring positive energy to you.

Bad Days

How about days where you just want to stay in bed? I think of Bruno Mars’s The Lazy Song. “Today I don’t feel like doing anything. I just wanna lay in my bed.” When we don’t want to get dressed, don’t want to leave our house, and do nothing, we are obviously not productive. By all means, you are allowed to have days like this. Sometimes, I just need to catch up on rest.

What is the difference between good and bad days?

  1. The way you start your day makes a big difference in the tone of your day.
  2. The way you react throughout the day can change even your “good” day to a “bad day. It takes work to stay positive. Let us get to work!
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Photo credit: Ipuna Black

6 Tips to Stay Positive and Productive

  1. Exercise. I like to run. I don’t run to race as much. I run for a mental escape. Have you ever heard of a runner’s high? This can happen from exercising too. Most of the time, exercise 🏋 = pain 😩 😅 . When we are in pain, neurochemicals called endorphins are produced in the brain’s hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Endorphins are structurally similar to the drug morphine! Therefore, endorphins are like natural painkillers because they activate opioid receptors in the brain that helps decrease discomfort. What do we get then? Ahhhhhh. Euphoria. Euphoria = runner’s or exercise high. euphoria = positive = productive
  2. Cut our negative energy. Have you heard of one bad apple 🍎 spoiling the entire bag of apples 🍎🍏🍎? Well, it happens. You have to remove the bad apple. Negative energy is contagious. Avoid it at all costs. negative energy = negative attitude = unproductive
  3. Music. Music 🎹 can change your mood quicker than almost anything else! At least it’s like that for me. Listen to music that inspires you. Positive music will help you keep a positive attitude. positive attitude = productive (You see a pattern here???)
  4. Read or watch a movie. Oh, how I love books 📚. Don’t read books or watch a movie that will upset you. Pick something uplifting. changing your mood = changing your attitude to positive = productive
  5. Talk to a friend. (Not a negative friend. See point 2!) Sometimes you don’t need a friend to give you advice. Sometimes you just need someone to listen to you or give you a hug. These gestures can mean all the difference in “getting over” whatever brought you down. uplifting friends = help uplift your attitude = positive attitude = productive 
  6. Meditate. People meditate in various different ways. What matters is that you visualize positive things/goals in your life. visualize positive goals = positive energy = productive

A big point here is to make sure you shift your mood quickly if you notice it going negative. The longer you linger in negativity the more everything seems doom and gloom. negative energy = more doom and gloom

Please let me know if you have any other tips you use or if any of these tips work well for you. Thank you for reading!!! Have a positive and productive day!

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47 thoughts on “6 Ways to Stay Positive and Productive

  1. Nice post ma’am. I have been doing this (not all of them though) recently. The change is really impressive. The main thing I always keep in mind is that I need to always stay positive no matter what goes wrong in life, all negativity doest is it creates panic, and panic can be so dangerous.
    Have a lovely day ma’am.

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    1. You are so right, Jothish! We will always have stress and stuff thrown our way. We need to plan ahead to keep a positive perspective in life. I try and change my attitude quickly or things get worse. That helps a lot! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  2. Hi Ipuna,

    I am truly honored to be a part of this great post.Thank you so much :).Great post.
    You really have a gift for writing.I agree totally .Great tips.Good example with apples.” some fruits, like apples and pears, produce a gaseous hormone called ethylene, which is, among other things, a ripening agent”- this is a proof that the plants are living beings, and they are connected with us,and they communicate with us and among themselves.
    Here is my five cents to your great post: Before bedtime say to yourselves “Tomorrow I will have a great day”,but you must believe in that. And believe me, you will have.

    Stay positive.

    Thank you

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    1. I LOVE that night tip. Wonderful! I thought you would have great advice. Nice! Thank you for your kind words as well. Always appreciated. Stay positive as well! And you are welcome for playing a role in my post. Ha ha. You are a great example for many. Keep it up!

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  3. Reblogged this on Just Ruminating and commented:
    This is the first time I have posted a Blog Spotlight for the same person. But Ipuna’s Blog really is that good! Here is another good vibe post I just loved! Read her blog if you want to feel good about life.

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  4. Thanks for sharing, it takes a conscious decision to choose your attitude in the morning which will determine the day you will have. If you choose to have a positive attitude, then your day will most likely be more positive and doing things to contribute to that like exercising, eating well, being around others who are also positive, support you and motivate you definitely helps! Thanks for sharing and for the follow on my blog – look forward to seeing more of yours! Peace and blessings! 🙂

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  5. I love this list. All good reminders for how you can turn a negative day into a good day all in a matter of seconds or minutes. I usually like to go for a walk, listen to music or meditate to center myself 🙂

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    1. I like that. “Center myself.” I will always remind that. Sometimes I notice a complaint coming on or uneasiness, and I can’t put my finger on it. If I step back and “center myself,” I usually can change my mood and change my day. Thank you for your comment! I loved it.

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  6. I also find music to be so helpful in staying positive and productive. I sometimes look at inspiring quotes too, and take a few moments to write things down (what’s affecting me, a to-do list, a gratefulness list etc). I also read a lot, which can help take my mind away from a negative space. Fantastic post!
    Caz

    invisiblyme.com

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