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10 Irresistible Traits Of People With Positive Vibes

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10 Irresistible Traits Of People With Positive Vibes

Do you have a friend or family member who always make you smile, just because they seem to be in a good mood? Or, maybe you can’t put your finger on it, but they always just seem to ‘radiate’ positive energy? Maybe you have even been walking down the street and you have noticed someone’s positive vibes, which caused you to take a second glance. Maybe your barista at the cafe this morning really kicked your day off on the right foot because she had some kind of happy glow surrounding her. More often than not, we shrug these types of people off after a few moments, and go about our days. But in those moments, not only can we feel better about ourselves, thanks to the positive vibes that were given to us, but we can reflect on how nice it must be to be someone like that. As humans, we naturally gravitate toward positive people, and there is no big mystery as to why – let’s check out 10 irresistible traits of people with positive vibes.

1. They Find The Best In Everyone

It can be really easy to complain about people – all of the time. Whether it is an annoying co-worker, a friend dragging you down with drama, a significant other, or even someone you may have just met that you were quick to judge. People with a more positive energy tend to search for the best in people, no matter what, giving them the benefit of the doubt, and focusing on their good traits, instead of picking them apart as a person.

2. They Wake Up Excited, And Make Each Day Fun

No, people with positive vibes don’t live in some kind of fantasy world, even though this trait may make it seem like that. But, they do tend to wake up every morning excited to start the day, and with a genuine curiosity of what fun things the day will bring. On top of it, they make the choice to actually have fun, whenever, and wherever they can. Even if it’s five minutes of something new and exciting here and there, those moments add up to a happy, positive life.

3. They Treat Themselves Well

This means on the inside, and the outside. Positive people are not self-loathing people, and they often take the time to really focus on themselves, however they can. Whether that means a trip to the gym, yoga, meditation, self-help, etc. Being your best self, and learning everything you can about your own personality and most inner thoughts can be extremely helpful when it comes to boosting yourself up, and really treating yourself correctly. In a society where it is so easy to be phased by stereotypes and gender norms, positive people instead focus on themselves, and what makes them the most happy, so they can spread that joy to others, which brings us to our next trait…

4. They Intentionally Try To Promote Happiness

Positive people tend to want other people to be as happy as they are, or even happier. For that reason, most positive people will go out of their way to share a smile, do a favor, or just try to brighten up someone’s day. The hope is usually that the kindness and happiness will continue to grow, like a snowball effect. Positive people don’t usually like to see someone down, so they will do whatever they can to turn a less-than-perfect day around for someone; even a complete stranger.

5. They Let Things Happen

We live in a world where we sometimes feel like we have to be in control of everything. That doesn’t necessarily make us a bunch of ‘control freaks,’ but we do like to take charge of our own lives. Unfortunately, when we put those burdens on our shoulders, we are really just stressing ourselves out. Positive people tend to take life as it comes, and they let things happen that are meant to happen, without too much over-thinking or excessive planning. This is definitely a skill that can be harder for some people more than others, but the old saying of life handing you lemons definitely rings true for positive people, who would most definitely add a little sugar and make some incredible lemonade.

6. They Avoid Complaining

Positive people run into problems in their lives just like everyone else. But complaining about those problems can sometimes make them feel worse, and the longer we stew on them, the more upset we get. Trying to let them go by not complaining can make them seem smaller, and you may forget about it faster.

7. They Forgive Easily

There is no use in holding a grudge, and positive people know that. This falls into a similar category of finding the best in everyone. If a positive person ends up getting burned in a relationship, by a friend, etc., they are more willing to forgive, repair the relationship, and move on with their lives, instead of sitting on a lot of drama that can tend to make the situation even worse, and destroy the relationship altogether. More often than not, a little forgiveness goes a long way when it comes to mending people’s relationships.

8. They Build Up Everyone

Just as they take care of themselves, positive people want to take care of other people. Aside from spreading happiness however they can, they want everyone else to feel good about themselves, too. We can be pretty harsh on ourselves as a whole, whether we complain about our looks, our job performances, our talents, etc. Positive people will take the negative traits you see about yourself, and flip them around into ways you may not have seen yourself before in order to build up your happiness and confidence.

9. They Accept Their Own Mistakes

While many people can be stubborn, and have a hard time saying ‘sorry,’ positive people will usually readily admit when they’ve made a mistake, and have no problem apologizing for it. This allows them to move on with their lives quicker, and allows whoever they burned in the process the opportunity to forgive and forget as well. Not every situation has to be a long, drawn out, painful process for everyone involved, and positive people know that a quick, sincere apology can really work wonders.

10. They Live Life To The Fullest

Every single day, positive people wake up with the underlying energy to make every day the best that it can possibly be, adding up to a lifetime of living your best, and not settling for anything mundane.

People with positive vibes are irresistible for plenty of reasons. The good news? They are so eager and willing to spread those vibes, spread that happiness, and build up those around them to feel the positivity as well. Maybe, if we were all a bit more open, those positive vibes could blossom in all of us. Think about how peaceful, happy, and strong our world would be if we were all able to live with even a handful of these traits in each and every one of us. Don’t be afraid to be positive!

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6 Signs Of A Strong Friendship

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6 Signs Of A Strong Friendship

There is nothing quite like a strong friendship. Having someone that you can truly count on for anything and everything can completely change the way you think and feel. Unfortunately, far too often in today’s society, we seem to focus more on how many friends we have.

Or, worse, how many acquaintances we can keep in touch with via social media. But, having a true, strong friendship is something that cannot be replaced or replicated with lukewarm substitutes.

Are you already thinking about someone in your life who fits that description? Or, are you wondering if you truly have a strong friendship with one (or more) of the people who are closest to you?

While every friendly relationship is different and unique, there are some common factors associated with a strong bond and true friendship. Let’s take a look at a few of them so you can feel even more confident in your close friendships, and grow even deeper with the people in your life who truly matter.

1. Communication is Always a Priority

It is easy to talk to your friends when everything in your life is on track. Sharing laughs, light conversation, and exchanging stories are all important parts of a healthy friendship.

But, a strong friendship goes deeper. It allows you to communicate with that person, no matter what.  That includes telling them about your struggles or anything you might be going through. It also includes communicating effectively when you are not getting along.

Through proper communication, especially when things are hard, you will build trust within that relationship. Going through difficult things together will make you stronger individuals, and stronger friends.

2. You Know You Are Equals

Almost everyone has known at least one person in their lives who seems to think they’re “better” than everyone else.

Strong friendships need to be based on equality. You and your friend should always be on the same playing field when it comes to who you are and how you are living your life. If you embrace your differences and do not see one as superior, you can take comfort in knowing your friendship is sincere.

3. Respect

Even the best of friends clash from time to time. You might have similar personalities, but no two people are exactly alike.

But, if you can still show your friend respect (and receive it from them) even in times of turmoil, your friendship will be stronger than any disagreement you might have. When someone chooses to respect you even when they are upset with you, it shows that they value your relationship more than their pride.

4. You Can Be Yourself

Do you ever feel like you have to put on a show for other people? Or, are you afraid to let your true personality shine through when you are in certain crowds?

A strong friendship is one that allows you to be yourself. If there is someone in your life who truly likes you for who you are, hold onto that friendship tightly! Most people spend far too much time pretending, whether it’s online or in-person. Someone who loves your quirks and uniqueness is someone who loves you, as a person.

Honesty is also a huge part of being yourself, and a huge part of a strong friendship. Friendships should be based on trust, and that starts with being honest. Telling the truth about how you feel and what you think is important. If your friend actively listens, appreciates, and comments on that truth, you can take comfort in knowing how secure your relationship is.

5. You Experience Joy

While a true friend should be there for you during hard times, the bulk of your relationship should be joyful and fun! Again, think about that person in your life who makes you smile. Is there someone who you are always happy to be around? Does thinking about your friendship cause your heart to race?

Strong friendships should absolutely be joyful. You should find yourself laughing a lot, and being completely at ease with one another. That person may be the first one you think of when you want to experience something new or go somewhere different, just because you know that you will have more fun with them around.

6. You Respect Boundaries

No matter how great your friendship is, no two people can be together 24/7. A great friend will understand that and respect your boundaries. Alternatively, they might be going through something that they are not ready to talk about. If you can respect those boundaries, it shows them how much faith you have in your friendship.

Many people are too quick to think the term “boundaries” as being negative. But, boundaries are completely healthy and necessary in a strong relationship of any kind. Having someone in your life who respects those boundaries understands what it takes to build upon that strength. 

Having a strong friendship – even just one – can add so much to your life. Take a look at your current friendships. Is there one that stands out to you with these characteristics? If so, do what you can to continue to build and grow that strength, and make sure that friend knows how important they are to you on a regular basis.

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

Have you ever had moments where you feel completely inadequate? Maybe a specific situation comes up and you think there is no way that you would ever be good enough to do what is needed. Or, maybe you feel that way all the time and you can’t seem to get past it.

Thinking that you are not good enough and having low self-esteem tend to go hand-in-hand, but they are slightly different.

Thankfully, you can work on both of them by changing your thinking habits and banishing some of that negative self-talk from your mindset. Whether you think you are not good enough in certain situations or you have a hard time believing that you are good enough for almost anything, it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s look at a few things you should always keep in mind when those thoughts come in, and how you can start to convince yourself of your true worth.

1. You Are Not Alone

Thinking that you are not good enough can cause a lonely existence. You might not want to put your burdens on others, so you don’t talk about it. You might also think that everyone else is perfectly happy with who they are, and are confident in everything that they do.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is, you never know what other people are fully thinking/feeling. What you can count on, though, is that there are so many others who feel just like you, and are constantly wondering if they are “enough”. Knowing that you are not alone can help you to work through your feelings without feeling so isolated.

2. You Have Your Own Skills

A common reason why people tend to think they are not good enough is because they don’t have a specific talent or skill that someone else has. But you probably have something that person doesn’t, too.

Everyone has their own abilities and things that make them unique. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, keep your mind on your talents and what makes you special.

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

3. You Can’t Be Perfect

Perfection is a fruitless thing to chase. Many people who question their self-worth do so because they are perfectionists.

But, if you set such a high standard for yourself, you will always be disappointed. Perfection doesn’t exist, and while you can strive to be your best, it is important to understand human error and limits. That doesn’t mean the things you do are some how “less” than great. But, striving for perfection is something that can make you feel inadequate.

4. You Are Worthy of Loving Yourself

Love tends to be the answer for so many things, including any pain or turmoil that you might be going through. Thinking that you are not good enough is an easy way to cause yourself sadness and pain. Those thoughts can quickly snowball and you might start to think about more negative things about yourself.

Instead of fueling those negative thoughts, choose love. Love is like a permanent band-aid for the pain that you are going through. It is a great way to comfort yourself, provide reassurance, and get a clearer picture of who you really are and all of the wonderful things that you can offer the world. By choosing self-love, you can start to see yourself in a more positive light, and push those negative thoughts away.

“We must fall in love with ourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

5. Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing

Do you ever find yourself feeling especially inadequate when you “fail”? While that is not uncommon, that word should really be removed from your vocabulary.

Everyone “fails” at times, because again, perfection is not attainable. When you start to consider anything less than perfection to be a failure, it is easy to beat yourself up and think that you will never amount to the things that you truly want.

But, when you start to view your failures and mistakes as good things and stepping stones, you can completely shift your perspective and realize that not only are you good enough, but you are also resilient and strong. Some of the biggest “failures” in history went on to be the most successful people because they learned from their mistakes. They looked at the things that went wrong and considered how they could change them.

It is important to use your mistakes as a way to learn and grow. When you are able to do that, you will find a greater sense of fulfillment when things finally come together and you get it “right”.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordon

6. Gratitude Goes a Long Way

It might not always feel easy to accept and be grateful for who you are. But, it is incredibly important. Instead of thinking about the things you don’t have or areas where you are not “good enough”, choose to actively think about and pursue the positive. Focus on what you are grateful for. The more that you do that, the easier it will be to banish those thoughts of doubt and insecurity. I like to start every day by using my journal and begin by writing down three things that I am grateful for.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

Once you really start to think about it, you will find that you have more to be grateful for than you may have initially realized, and that way of thinking can help you to establish healthier, more positive thoughts about yourself that will last a lifetime.

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

What are existential questions?

Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.

They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.

The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.

Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.

I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.

50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

 

1. Are there limits to human creativity?

2. What makes something beautiful?

3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?

4. Who am I?

5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?

6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?

7. Are we given enough time?

8. Is privacy a right?

9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

10. Are we alone in the universe?

11. What is love?

12. How would you define genius?

13. What do you think your purpose is?

14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?

16. Why do you think we are here?

17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?

19. What happens when I die?

20. What worries me the most about the future?

21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?

22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?

23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?

24. Does truth exist without evidence?

25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?

26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?

27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

28. Is it more important to love or be loved?

29. What would make the world a better place?

30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?

31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?

32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?

33. What advice would you tell your younger self?

34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?

36. What is the most important goal every person should have?

37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?

38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?

39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?

40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?

41. Where do you think we go when we die?

42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?

44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?

45. Is one lifetime enough?

46. What matters most in my life?

47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?

48. What is the meaning of life?

49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?

50. What does it mean to live a good life?

I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.

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