Last year I realised the importance of seeking out what makes me feel good, and being disciplined enough to avoid what doesn’t. I had to step up my awareness and tune into how certain things were making me feel. I swapped tv shows that made me feel uneasy for funny, lighthearted watches. I read positive news articles instead of the side bar of shame on the Daily Mail. They sound like small changes but collectively they make a huge difference.
I wanted to do one post listing some of my favourite positive influences out there. Now more than ever it’s really important to surround yourself with positivity. I’ve written about my favourite self-help books before in a more general way. If you think you need to switch things up, keep reading, as I’m sharing the best positive podcasts, books and people to follow online who brighten my day!
Positive People to Follow on Instagram
A side note before I share the positive people you need to follow… If you are following anyone on Instagram at the moment who doesn’t make you feel good – unfollow them. We’re spending more time than ever scrolling through our phones, and if you don’t like what you see it’s time to mute/ unfollow.
A favourite of mine is Lucy Sheridan. If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll already know I continually share her posts. She’s so positive and she shares really realistic advise on how to stay positive and continue working towards goals in a mindful way. Another page I absolutely love for all round positivity is The Feel Good Club. So many great words of wisdom around mental health, their mission is to make people feel good, and they definitely achieve that.
A few more people I love to follow include:
- How To Heal Holistically
- Lucy Mountain
The Best Positive Podcasts
This is brand new and only on episode two, but Roxie Nafousi seems to have such a positive energy and you can’t help but feel good listening to it. Definitely one to subscribe to.
I’ve listened to Sophie’s podcast for a while now, she shares so many practical tips on how to be more positive and live a more joyful life. They are shorter episodes but I often find myself thinking about them a lot after, and how I can apply the advice she has given to my own life.
Not strictly a podcast centred around positivity, but it’s lighthearted, easy to listen to and every episode tends to make me smile. A positive of working from home is that other drivers don’t see me smiling at what looks like myself on my commute to work…
I would say this podcast is a good’un if you’ve got a bit of a background in law of attraction. If you’re open to knowing more and really want to start thinking and living by the law of attraction then it’s definitely worth listening (and going right back to the first episodes). Jennifer Bailey also has an amazing website jennifer365.com, there’s so many good blog posts and book recommendations on there too.
The latest episode of The Fringe of It focused on finding little pockets of joy in what is currently a pretty difficult time, and it was just what I needed. Charlotte and Liv ALWAYS (caps lock essential) have the best recommendations when it comes to TV and entertainment, which I’ll definitely be indulging in more over the next few weeks.
There’s something so inspiring about hearing people who have overcome adversity or trauma and found positivity in their lives, and that’s essentially what Alice’s podcast focuses on. It’s really inspiring and a nice reminder that with the right people around you and mindset, you can achieve absolutely anything you want to.
The Honestly podcast is like no other podcast I’ve listened to. It covers a huge range of topics that people usually don’t speak about, things like the NHS, death, estrangement and prison. I feel like there’s always something to learn from others experiences, and it’s one where I’ve definitely related to some of the topics and conversations.
Positive Books/ Magazines to Read
Amazingly you don’t even have to leave this house for this and it’s free to download digitally, winning! This is the only magazine I read now and it’s always packed full of helpful tips. Writing this I’m already craving this weekend to make the perfect brew, get cosy with the dogs and have a couple of hours reading the latest edition.
Every once in a while I’ll buy the In The Moment magazine. It’s a practical lifestyle magazine with a focus on mindful living. I feel like I’ve picked up so many amazing tips from reading it.
You all know I swear by The Secret. It’s the first book that really got me thinking about LoA and how I can actually change my mindset. It explains the power of positive thinking really well, so if you’re new to it and want to learn more it’s a good one to pick up.
When it came to actually applying the principles of the Law of Attraction and positive thinking to my own life, it was this book that helped me most. I was able to identify my goals, figure out what I actually wanted to manifest and learn how I could do it. Together, this and The Secret are perfect if you’re looking to think more positively.
I’ve included some more positive book recommendations in my latest video
If you’re looking to get serious about manifesting and the Law of Attraction you need to know about the Manifestation Collective. I particularly love the Facebook group. It’s such a supportive and positive place where people share their own manifesting wins and advice.
I hope this has helped if you were looking to inject some positivity into your life!
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