In short, good vibes can be described as an instinctively sensed aura or atmosphere of positivity and well-being. Being someone who can radiate positive vibes doesn’t just help improve your relationship with others, it also helps your relationship with yourself. Here are a few simple tips to start spreading good vibes in your own life.
1. Surround Yourself With Positive People
GOOD VIBES START WITH YOUR TRIBE! Seek out others that respect you as a person and who make you feel like…..well you! Relationships require our time, energy, thoughts and emotions. Positive relationships are rejuvenating and should be cherished as elixirs of life. Likewise, a negative relationship can leave you emotionally drained. If there are people that don’t make you feel good about yourself, decide if they really have a place in your life.
2. Do Not Dwell On The Negatives. Stuff Happens...
“Life is not about finding yourself….. Life is about creating yourself”- George Bernard Shaw
Having a negative mindset can become an easy habit to fall into. Life will undoubtedly throw you circumstances that make staying positive seem like a pipe dream.
Yet, the truth of the matter is that we are the author of our life stories! Seeing the positive is about creating the life we want and choosing to define it ourselves. The choice is ours. Focus on the things that bring happiness, inspiration, motivation and hope.
One of the simplest ways to start spreading positive vibes is to smile. Smiling the release of dopamine and makes you more optimistic.
4. Be Respectful
Respect starts with a basic consideration of other people’s feelings. Ask yourself the “golden rule” how you would want to be treated in a given situation, and make an effort to treat people that way. Being respectful is one of the easiest ways to spread good vibes in any situation. Be mindful of the energy you give off and work to keep it positive and respectful in nature.
5. Do Something Nice For Someone
The founder of positive psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman, has reported, “Performing kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise we have tested.”
Call an old friend just to catch up, buy someone a thoughtful gift, volunteer in your community. Encourage the beneficiary of your good deeds to pay it forward to create an avalanche of positive vibes!
- Help you make friends.
- Improve your physical health.
- Improve psychological health.
- Enhance empathy and reduces aggression.
- Improve the quality of sleep.
- Boost your self-esteem
- Increase your resilience. (More likely to bounce back from highly stressful situations.)
6. Listen To Positive Music
If you find yourself in a rut, listen to music that invokes positive memories from the past. Music is indescribably powerful and has always helped to brighten up even my worst days. Put on a positive song when you are hanging out with others or send someone an uplifting playlist.
7. Savor The Good
There will be times that we get down on ourselves. Ruminating on the things we’ve done wrong, what we’ve lost or failed at in our lives. This is bound to happen to all of us. We are only human.
Yet there is a simple way to counteract these thoughts. Psychologist Dr. Nathaniel Lambert says, “Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction and even more energy.”
There is an easy exercise you can try that will help remind you of your own inherent worth, and recognizing the blessings you have in your life. You’re an AMAZING person. We all need to be reminded of the fact every now and then.
8. Perform A Random Act Of Kindness
It’s a great feeling when someone you don’t even know does something kind for you. Simply holding a door or pointing out the way for someone who seems lost can be an easy way to spread a little bit of positivity in your life.
9. Just Listen
Sometimes people just want to vent or have someone listen to them as they figure out their issues. The next time you are in a conversation with someone who is telling you about their life problems or struggles just listen. Be fully present in the conversation and give your undivided attention to the person speaking. It may not seem like much but it can be extremely helpful for someone who needs it.
10. Give Someone A Sincere Compliment
A genuine compliment can strengthen relationships, boost self-confidence, amplify self-esteem and reinforce that person’s value in the world. Compliments don’t just spread positivity to others; they also enhance our own self-confidence. By seeing the good in others, we begin to see the good within ourselves.
Take some time to give someone a specific and thoughtful compliment without any expectation in return. Try and focus your compliment on their actions, their choices and their character.
Genuine compliments can form bonds that generate a kind of electricity between people. Give someone a genuine compliment and be a source of positivity in the lives of others.