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7/1/2022 | By Cindy Deardorff

Cindy Deardorff, Multimedia Executive for Seniors Guide in the Columbus, Ohio, market, takes a page out of her personal playbook and offers 10 tips to cultivate positivity and joy.

With all of the changes happening in our world, there’s no better time than now to cultivate positivity and joy in our lives. Our mental wellness is crucial to our overall health, and positive emotions increase our satisfaction with life. Who doesn’t want to be happier?

Here are 10 ways we can cultivate positivity:

Happy senior couple in kitchen. Photo by Monkey Business Images, Dreamstime. With all of the changes happening in our world, there’s no better time than now to cultivate positivity and joy in our lives.
  1. Choose gratefulness – appreciating the little things in life by keeping a daily gratitude list is a simple way to boost your positivity. Then, go volunteer.
  2. Surround yourself with uplifting people – positivity breeds positivity.
  3. Give hugs – hugging brings smiles, connects us with each other, and melts away stress.
  4. Create your fun – it’s essential for decreasing your stress levels, stimulating your mind, and improving your mood.
  5. Listen to music – uplifting music can be a powerful tool to boost your mood.
  6. Laugh – choosing joy positively affects your spirit, soul, mind, and body.
  7. Pray and meditate – it helps reduce stress while giving a sense of peace and hope.
  8. Silence the negative self-talk – be kind to yourself and practice positive affirmations to change your mindset.
  9. Limit media exposure – overconsuming social media and news leads to mental health challenges including fear and anxiety.
  10. Connect with an animal – it will lower your blood pressure, reduce loneliness, boost your mood, and increase feelings of social support.

So, let’s implement and share some of these strategies to stay positive and have joy in our lives during these changing times.

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Cindy Deardorff

Cindy Deardorff is the Multimedia Executive for Seniors Guide in the Columbus, Ohio, market and enjoys working with seniors and their providers. She appreciates a career that enables her to positively impact the lives of older adults and their families, after happily raising five children of her own.