Have you noticed how the presence of others affects your mood? Other people’s energy can do more than just change your mood. It can also change your behavior, your outlook and your motivation. Everyone has an energy that surrounds them. Some people call it vibes, others might call it aura - whatever it is, this is the energy you are emitting and transmitting to others. The people that seem to be giving off sunlight and joy, the people that seem to be glowing with positivity are often the ones who get the most out of life. They have great relationships, they are sought after, given opportunities and just seem to enjoy life much more than those who are emitting negativity. This doesn’t mean that those people aren’t going through anything. On the contrary, they go through things just like us - they’ve just learned to deal with things in a positive way. They’ve changed their outlook and adopted philosophies like “Things happen for me, not to me.” So how do you do it? It all starts with shifting your perspective.
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Encouraging a More Positive Mindstate
It takes a lot of inner work to reach this level, but we are all capable of doing it. There are many things you can do that add up to a serious mood boost. Things like fixing your posture, relaxing your face, smiling, even if you don’t feel like it, making eye contact with others and saying hello - or even better, asking them questions and giving them compliments. It’s all about finding ways to feel better internally despite your circumstances. One fundamental way of changing your outlook, which then changes your mood, is to inhabit a space of gratefulness. Being grateful for all that you have in this moment - not overthinking, not planning, not ruminating about your past or stressing about your future - just spending time each day, thinking about all the family, friends and blessings you have in your life right now. You’ll be surprised how much you’ve been taking for granted! The best way to give off and attract positive energy is to vibrate higher. You do this by sending out positive energy via your speech, your thoughts, and your actions.
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Encouraging Positivity with your Clothes
Did you ever think about the fact that your clothes - what you chose to wear that day - could have an impact on the energy you give off? Think about it, if you chose to wear loungewear, you probably will be feeling more comfortable and cozy. Others might see you as laid back. If you wear something very polished, corporate and formal, others might view you as an efficient, no-nonsense person. You might unconsciously make a few people straighten up, fix their ties and their posture a bit more. If clothes have this type of power, why wouldn’t it also be able to lift your spirits, too? Here are a few ways how clothes can help attract good vibes.
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Wearing Motivational Phrases
Believe it or not, our words are powerful. They are like spells we cast on ourselves. You’ve probably heard of affirmations - they really can work like spells that change your outlook, your mindset and ultimately, your results. So now imagine if you put those words onto an outfit! You just emphasized those words for yourself and you’re sharing it with others. Motivational phrases are a reminder to yourself and others to go throughout your day with the right mindset. Rock a customized tee with the phrase of your choice - things like “Boss Babe” “Queen” “Find Your Balance,” or a “Don’t Quit” sports bra. Keep your energy and spirits up and those around you with motivational phrases on your wardrobe!
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Wearing Athleisure/Workout Clothes
Wearing workout clothes feels great. You feel comfortable yet sleek, empowered, capable, strong, sexy and ready to get things done. If you feel this mood, you will exude! Throw on a hot matching set - some perfectly form-fitting yoga leggings + sports bra - and, depending on the weather, style it up with a sweater, a shacket, or just tie a plaid shirt around your waist, throw on some shades, a dad hat and a cross-body bag and you have that effortless errands-day, celebrity incognito look. This can help elevate your mood in so many different ways!
Wearing Bright, Joyful Colors
Brighter colors energize us. They cut through the monotony of darks and neutrals and just hit your eyes with a punch of color. This makes us, as humans, feel more optimistic and lively. Throw on some brightly colored matching sets - like bright orange, yellow or red activewear. Rock a splash of color to kickstart the vibes in and around you! You’ll exude a great mood and invite joyful vibes around you.