The A-Z Of Positive Words For Your Day
This week I’d like to share a post I wrote nearly two years ago. I feel many of us are in need of some positivity right now. Maybe you need a reminder that being optimistic goes a long way to creating a better day, a better life? I’ve drawn up the A-Z of positive words for your day.
Print it off, stick it on your fridge or put it in your diary, as a daily reminder to embrace life with a smile on your face and to feel good every step of the way. I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. So I came up with these words to help me.
Positive Words – A-F:
A is for Appreciation – Look around you and appreciate everything you have; your family, your friends, your health. I believe gratitude makes us happier but even if you don’t believe that, appreciation still gives you positive emotions. And that’s always a good thing.
B is for Blessed – Feel blessed for what you have; the roof over your head, the food on your plate, your warm bed. There are so many people out there who don’t have any of this. Again, this leads back to gratitude.
C is for Curiosity – Curiosity leads to experience. Experience leads to knowledge. So ask questions about things you don’t know and are curious about. Learn new things.
D is for Dream – Don’t be afraid to dream big and reach for new goals. Be ambitious. Write down everything you want in life. This will motivate and inspire you to achieve everything you want.
E is for Experience – As mentioned above, experience leads to knowledge. Don’t be afraid of trying new things whatever they may be. For example, try a new dish, talk to someone you’ve never spoken to before, visit a place you’ve never been to before. Of course, this last one is post-lockdown.
F is for Fabulous – If you believe you’re outstanding and everyone else around you is too, you’ll draw more of that positive emotion I mentioned above. Don’t ever doubt how great and how powerful you are. Remember to someone in your life, you are everything.
Positive Words – G-M:
G is for Goodwill – Do something kind for someone every day. Hold the door open for the person behind you or maybe buy a homeless person a coffee. You might even give a couple of pounds to charity. It doesn’t have to be big. Even just a small act of kindness every day makes life that little better for someone else.
H is for Hello – Talk to someone new today, even if it’s just a smile and a ‘hi’. It could be the person standing next to you in the queue for your morning coffee. It might be a stranger you pass in the street. Someone could be having a really bad day. Just a simple hello could make them smile.
I is for Idea – If you have one, write it down. You may have several, so write them down. Some will stick and some won’t, but don’t be afraid to have them and then try to put them in to action. It could be something simple like an idea for a recipe, an outfit or even a new goal.
J is for Joy – Take pleasure in everything you do. Be happy, be joyous. Celebrate the little things as well as the big things. It’s also a good way to relieve stress.
K is for Kind – It costs nothing to be kind to people, whether they’re people you know or complete strangers. It makes others feel valued and it makes you feel good too. Like I said earlier, someone could be having a really bad time of it. An act of kindness could mean the world to them.
L is for Laugh – Do it all the time and do it wholeheartedly. Make others around you laugh too. We all know laughter releases endorphins and decreases stress hormones.
M is for Motivate – Always motivate yourself and others. If someone has an idea or a goal, push them, help them to achieve it. You would want someone to do the same for you.
Positive Words – N-S:
N is for Now – If something needs doing, do it today. Don’t put it off till tomorrow because it never gets done. It makes me feel really good when I’ve had a productive day. So make a list and tick those things off.
O is for Oomph – Give everything you’ve got to the task in hand. Whether you’re cooking something, tackling a project at work, writing a blog post or playing a game with your kids. Be energetic and excited. Don’t do anything halfheartedly.
P is for Possible – Anything and everything is possible. You just have to be open to possibility and accept it. Allow yourself to have an idea, to dream, to laugh. I’ve experienced self-doubt many times. However, once I’ve opened myself up to an idea, I’ve been able to achieve anything.
Q is for Quiet – We all need to take some more time out for ourselves to refocus. This isn’t just ‘me’ time, but some quiet time for contemplation. I like to lay on my bed in a dark room, just me and my thoughts. Even just 10 minutes a day makes all the difference.
R is for Ready – Be ready for change. So if things don’t go your way, be ready to take another route. Being ready means you’re alert and in the present. As a result, you’re ready for opportunity for a better future.
S is for Self-Care – Look after yourself and love yourself. Yes, we are responsible for others and want to do our best for them but we must not forget about ourselves. Take that much-deserved ‘me’ time. If we’re at our best, we can give our best to others.
Positive Words – T-Z:
T is for Thankful – Just as I said before, it’s important to feel thankful for what you have. It all comes back down to gratitude and appreciating everything you’re surrounded with. So say the words out loud if it helps, as you go about your day.
U is for Uplift – Make sure you give yourself a little lift every day. Pay yourself a compliment, pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Do that for someone else too because it costs nothing to give someone you know a little boost. It will uplift you at the same time.
V is for Visualise – Imagine you have everything you want. That you already possess it. See it, live it, breathe it. You are the creator of your own dreams. Make a visualisation board with words and images of your goals even if you don’t believe in the law of attraction. At the very least, treat it like a plan of action.
W is for Worth – Everyone has their worth. Learn to appreciate those around you and value what they bring to the table. This includes valuing yourself. Everyone deserves to feel they’re important and have qualities we can all learn from. Every day, show the people around you why they’re important to you.
X is for X-Factor – What is your special quality? What is it about you that people love? That’s your X-Factor and you should remind yourself of it every day. At the same time, appreciate the special qualities in the people you’re surrounded by.
Y is for Yes – Don’t turn things down before you’ve really thought about them. Say ‘yes’ to as much as you can because opportunity only shows itself to those who are willing to try. If you keep saying no, you won’t know what you’ve missed out on.
Z is for Zest – Live your life with energy and enthusiasm. Be passionate in every task that you do. Enjoy the important things in your life. So get excited over the small things, as well as the big.
There you have it. The A-Z of positive words for your day. I hope you found this list useful and will implement some of them, if not all, in your life.
Drop me a message in my comments or get in touch on my Instagram to let me know how it’s going for you.
I’m a big fan of lists! If you haven’t read my post on relationships and how to compartmentalise the people in your life, take a look here.