Boost Positivity in the Upcoming Year with These Four Strategies

Jan 3, 2024

Discovering ways to improve your life might seem like a challenge, but there’s a simple addition to your to-do list that can genuinely make a difference this year—finding small ways to inject more positivity. Nowadays, many people are honing in on self-care, and one of the best ways to care for yourself is by embracing a more positive mindset. Being more positive can lead to increased happiness, less stress, and better overall health. So, if you’re aiming to focus on boosting positivity, here are a few suggestions to make it happen.

Keep Your Resolutions Positive

So, I know it might sound a bit unconventional, but a fantastic way to usher in more positivity in the new year is by crafting resolutions that align with that vibe. Let me break it down: we all set ambitious goals and aspirations for the coming year, right? While aiming high is great, sometimes adopting a “think big” approach for all resolutions may not be the ideal recipe for infusing more positivity into our lives. If your resolutions consist entirely of uncharted territories, it might be worth a second thought.

Start by reflecting on the remarkable things you’ve achieved last year – you can even jot them down if you’re inclined. Now, consider building your resolutions from that list. This way, you’re already in a rhythm, and those goals suddenly feel more attainable.

Feel free to throw in a “run a marathon” or “try Meatless Mondays,” even if you’ve never laced up running shoes or cooked a meatless meal. Those lofty goals are crucial for nurturing ambition. However, ensure you use positive language in your goals, like “practice Meatless Mondays” instead of “stop eating so much meat.” Positive language naturally cultivates a more positive mindset. Just ensure that most of your goals are within reach. Achieving more of your goals and resolutions will undoubtedly boost your positivity throughout the year. And, for an extra push, consider not only setting goals but pairing them with rewards. Because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a little self-celebration? 

Focus On The Positives

Whether you’re aware of it or not, there are undoubtedly some positive vibes flowing in your life—I’m almost certain of it. To tap into that uplifting energy, why not give it some spotlight? Try journaling about a positive experience you encounter every day.

Another fantastic option is to kick off a gratitude log, jotting down three (or four, or five—whatever feels right) things you’re grateful for each day! I get it, some days can be downright tough, and that’s precisely when reflecting on the positive moments can work wonders. It’s a way of shedding light on the good things that might’ve slipped under the radar. Whether it’s appreciating your meal, the cosiness of your blankets, or the comfort of your bed, these seemingly simple things are genuinely worth celebrating. Some days, your gratitude list might overflow onto an entire page, and that’s fantastic too. Regardless, dedicating time to acknowledge the positives in your life can truly boost your overall positivity.

Share the Positivity

Spreading positivity is at its finest when it’s a shared experience! Make a pledge to share some positivity with one person every day. It’s a fantastic way to nudge yourself towards a more positive mindset because it’s surprisingly easy to brighten someone else’s day when you’re already riding the wave of positivity. Even on those not-so-great days, doing something kind for someone else is a sure-fire way to lift your spirits a bit. So, not only do you find yourself on the upswing of positivity, but you’ve also sprinkled a bit more positivity into the world! Win-win!

Surround Yourself With Positive People

Does your best friend always make time for a good chat and a laugh with you? Perhaps your co-worker manages to share a smile, even on dreaded Mondays? And during family gatherings, are you weaving funny or heart-warming stories that light up the entire room? Whoever it may be, consider dedicating more time to those who uplift your positivity. Whether it’s a monthly brunch with friends or hosting a movie night at your place, surrounding yourself with happy people is a guaranteed recipe for increasing your own happiness. And if someone in your circle is experiencing a positivity slump, refer to the previous point: help them cultivate a more positive outlook! Sharing moments of laughter and smiles with those you cherish is a definite way to infuse more positivity into your life.


There are countless ways to boost your positivity in the upcoming year, but these four suggestions are among the simplest to incorporate into your routine. Begin embracing a more positive mindset now and see the impact it can have on your life!

Richard Kellow

Richard Kellow

Richard is a certified clinical hypnotherapist and Virtual Gastric Band Practitioner based in Rotorua in the gorgeous Bay of Plenty. With his personal experience and training from the UK, US, and New Zealand, Richard is a living testament to the power of hypnosis.

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