There’s nothing quite as satisfying as feeling like your heart is full. That doesn’t mean you have to be in the perfect relationship (or even a relationship at all), it means it feels great to feel surrounded and lifted up by people who love you. We all have moments when our hearts feel full, but we also all have moments when it feels like the love in our lives is lacking. During those down times, it can get pretty tough and we tend to start dwelling on the negativity when in fact, what we need is to shift gears and focus on the positive. No matter what stage you’re at in your life, it’s always a good thing to welcome more love. And, if you find yourself currently struggling with this, here’s a look at how to open your heart and mind.
Surround yourself with positivity. This can be a real challenge – there are loads of negative people out there! And, just when you think you’ve been able to change this up, someone will come raining down with negativity. The solution here: find like-minded people who also want to fill up on positivity and bring them into your circle. Positivity breeds more positivity and conversely, negativity does the same. If you want more love, start by adding laughter and good times and the rest will follow. Trust me on this, you’ll feel the love.
Set an intention each day. This can also be a real challenge for many of us as it’s not always an intuitive practice to set intentions. However, when you make this part of your day-to-day, it really does do wonders for opening your heart and mind to more positivity, light and love. Let’s say you wake up and set the intention that you’ll spend the entire day focused on feeling grounded, you’ll start and end the day feeling so much more solid in your decisions and life. That intention – in and of itself – is a great way to build a foundation that allows for more love to come into your life.
Make sure you’re open to love. Sometimes it’s easy to get trapped in our introverted tendencies. Even if you’re an extrovert! If you work from home or in a situation where you don’t have a lot of interaction with people each day, you can easily become trapped in a routine that includes closing yourself off from the world a little bit. It’s unintentional, but it happens. Get out there. Put yourself out there. Go to that dinner party that you just don’t feel like attending. Take a walk in a park. Work from a coffee shop rather than your home office one day. Be open to meeting people, accepting people and having new people enter your life.
Stop judging and start accepting….both yourself and others. Opening yourself up to the possibility of more love in your life means being strong in your character and confident in your spirit. When you stop judging yourself and simply let yourself live, your confidence shines through – and, that’s magnetic. When you ease up on others and let those around you simply be themselves, you become open to new love, light and laughter in your own life because you’re more accepting. So put down the guard and just do you. You’ll feel great and others will notice too.
Are you ready to bring more love into your life? Can you take these four steps to help make it happen?