Lesson #20: Get Surrounded by Positivity


In my last blog post, Lesson #19: If You Can Conceive it, You Can Achieve It , I shared with you some of the paintings that I created to decorate my home.  One of the reasons I was so determined to create them was so that I could remind myself to remain positive.  A while ago, I found myself watching news videos about horrid crimes. I had to take a pause and say, “Hold up Tanika, what are you doing?”  It’s good to be informed about what’s going on in the world. However, to constantly subject myself to every story about killings, stabbings, and shootings was bad for my mental health. With all the negativity that is going on in the world it’s important to surround yourself with positivity.  

I’m not an expert on positivity, but I have learned and incorporated several things in my life that have helped me to feel more optimistic.  I want to share with you some of the things I do to help me feel motivated and inspired.


  1. Surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you.
  2. Buy or create artwork that is inspirational.  In every room of my house I have artwork with motivational messages.  In my previous post, I shared with you the paintings in my living room and bathroom.  My shower curtain also has the message “positive vibes only.” I also like putting prayers and affirmations on my front door, so I can say them when I leave the house.
  3. Download affirmation apps
  4. Watch and listen to things that uplift you
  5. Make a daily gratitude list
  6. Do something daily that makes you feel good—dance, watch your favorite show, cook a delicious meal etc.
  7. If you are religious, read your holy book.


What are some things you do to stay positive? Comment below.


Love Always,

Tanika Monique

Always & Forever

Forever & Always

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