Join the 30-Day Positivity Challenge!
Every person has a positivity baseline – what is normal for us in terms of how we view the world. This can range from an always-sunny, ever-optimistic outlook to a sense of doom and gloom, as if the whole world is out to sabotage us. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle, though we tend to lean toward more optimistic or more pessimistic.
Today, more than ever, it seems a good idea to foster as much positivity as possible. The reason being that getting mired in the negative is taking its toll on all of us, in terms of our mental, physical, and spiritual health (so much illness has stress as a significant underlying cause); our satisfaction in our relationships; our career fulfillment; and our overall sense of purpose in life.
Though it may come across as just a toss-off line, the goal of Fairy Positive is to be an antidote to the worries of the world. To that end, we start off this brand new year with a challenge: Join us for the 30-Day Positivity Challenge!
It would be easy to make this all theoretical, just giving lip service about how to be more positive without offering any concrete examples of ways for you to actually do it. Or to oversimplify things by telling you, “Hey, just be more positive. It’s easy. All you have to do is think happier thoughts and stop thinking unhappy thoughts.” That’s just silly, though, isn’t it? Especially if you are one of those people for whom a positive outlook does not come easily or naturally.
A writer friend of mine recently had a bit of an epiphany in this area. He admits to being largely a glass-half-empty type of guy, and never having really giving much thought to it, other than accepting that he was a pessimist. Then he started to notice the positive folks in his life, and to wonder what they had or did that made them different. Which led to another question: What would happen if I could try to be just a bit more positive? What a profound awareness to come to!
That’s my hope for you with this Positivity Challenge – that by committing to doing 30 days of a range of activities from the simple to the more complex, you will find yourself slowly embracing a more positive outlook and living a happier, more fulfilled life. If you’re already a fairly positive person, this will likely be relatively easy and fun. If you’re a bit positivity-challenged, this could take some time and effort. Either way, I feel confident you will benefit. And why not bring your significant other, a sibling, or a friend along to join you?!
For the next 30 days, I will post benefits of developing and maintaining a more positive perspective. Visit 30-Day Positivity Challenge and register to receive a daily prompt via email with an action or activity that will help you develop that more positive perspective.
Why are we doing this as a challenge? For one thing, challenges are fun! They give you something to look forward to every day – and by taking part with other people, you will find a community of like-minded people who are looking to make the same type of shift you’re seeking to create for yourself. You also will receive encouragement to keep going! The challenge offers a daily reminder to try something new, and by the end of the 30 days, you should be well on your way to developing a budding positivity habit.
In case you’re wondering, yes, challenges work, at least according to Elizabeth Scott, who authored an article, “Do 30-Day Challenges Actually Work?”