• Falak Kashyap

How to : Stay Positive!

Updated: Jul 22, 2021





A lot of people have told me that I am exceptionally cheerful always. Sometimes so much that it gets annoying!

Life as we know, isn't always a big fat road made of rainbows and unicorn dust, it is that, and some sad gloomy days too. The path to positivity though isn't a straight road. Its a zig zag road, a road that requires practice, self love, and a little bit of patience.


1. Talk to Someone You Trust


The most important thing I feel and do when I am feeling low is talk to a friend or my parents, or basically anyone that I trust and can talk to. When you are feeling glum your brain tends to only think negative thoughts. Talking to someone you trust, a friend, a parent. or a therapist, helps with bringing in a new perspective. Life indeed only requires a little spark of hope, for things to turn around.


2. Meditate


Meditation is my secret weapon when it comes to my mental health, or when I have to make major life decisions. I have been meditating since I didn't even realize/know what meditation was. When I was younger, and stressed about anything, I went to the gurudwara, sat there quietly for an hour and then go back home. I felt refreshed, and very calm afterwards.

Currently I use a meditation app called Headspace, it helped me begin my meditation journey. You can download it from the link below.


https://www.headspace.com/subscriptions?_branch_match_id=860749674756499285

If you don't want to commit to purchasing an app you can always use Youtube for guided meditation. If you are a beginner, or someone who loves music, you can meditate with music on, there is plenty of meditation music available on Youtube.

Here's a link to start your meditation journey with.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCuyKwFVkMY&t=115s


3. Do Something Creative


This one is my favourite. I love colouring. I grab a few coloured pencils, an adult colouring book and scribble my way out of a bad mood, and that's it!


4. Affirmations


I strongly believe in the power of manifestation and what better way of manifesting positivity than 'words'. I had a habit of using negative language, until my best friend pointed it out to me. I then consciously began using more positive words in my speech, which in turn changed the way I see things now.

I chant positive affirmation, just like Buddhists chant to help themselves in their daily life.


My favourite affirmations are below.

  1. I am strong and capable.

  2. My dreams are possible.

  3. I am peaceful.

  4. I am limitless.

  5. I am blessed.

  6. I believe in myself.

Always remember you are stronger than your obstacles. You can always push through. Always.


I'd love to know what helps you stay positive, drop a comment below!





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