Everything in life emits sound and energy. From your weary sighs due to a long day’s work, to the cicadas that seemingly invade your ears just before going to bed, the vibrations you feel are truly pervasive. Of course, needless to say, these vibrations can also change the way you feel about things in general.

You may, for example, notice that your vibe with others changes depending on how your interaction works out. If you’ve ever been given the stink-eye by someone particularly angry at you, then you know how this feels: it’s awful, and can truly put a damper on your day.

On the other hand, if you’ve ever been waved at by someone positive at work, then you also know how positive their impact is on you. It’s not much in the grand scheme of things, but just the happy smile of a jolly colleague can truly help you out with your personal problems.

Thus, the value of vibrations cannot be understated. With positive vibes, you can influence not only yourself, but even the people around you to be better and to feel better.

#1: Approach situations calmly

Far too often, the reason why there is negativity is because we allow our emotions to completely overtake us. This results in you being less inclined to actually think positively, since your stress and anger are slowly warping your judgment. As a result, there is a need for you to think about stressful situations clearly.

Now, before anything else, you must remember that however tense your situation is, there is always room for you to think and do things. Do not let the pressure take you in, and instead think of the advantages that your circumstances provide you. You may not have a lot of time, for example, but you have the skill to make things work.

Remember also not to take out your anger on those around you. If you really want to let yourself go, take a short breather and do some exercises, even spiritual ones. That will hopefully take some of the tension away from your body. Once that’s finished, come at the problem with a fresh outlook, and you will prevail in time.

#2: Appreciate the value of silence

When you are outside, there’s always some sort of pressure on your part to do something. Whether it’s talking to strangers or just being normal around them, you are always, by some external pressure, compelled to do something drastic. However, what you need to understand is that sometimes, you do not need to interact.

In fact, you might even need to distance yourself from people and simply appreciate the silence. Now, this doesn’t mean you can just be silent whenever you want, but if there is time for it, seize it by being silent and thoroughly meditating. You can either meditate in complete quietness, or you can argue within your own mind about your next moves in the future.

Once you have mastered the art of silence and quiet, you will be able to emit positive vibes simply by having a positive mindset. No longer will you feel the external pressure of society, and people will look at you in a more favorable way, knowing that you are being silent for authenticity sake.

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

#3: Forgive the past

Too often, the reason why people aren’t able to emit positive vibes at all, let alone get them to a higher frequency has to do with the fact that they aren’t able to let go of their past. For example, you might not be willing to entertain romances at the moment due to your past pain.

And while you are completely justified in being completely angry and hurt over what happened then, know that it might not be a good idea to hold on to that anger for too long. This is because your pain can only spread to others, and you might not be inclined to treat them well.

This then causes a terrible spread of negative vibes. At work, this can hurt your ability to socialize and work together with teammates. On a personal level, it prevents you from appreciating the present and future alike, taking the fun out of life and making you feel endlessly miserable.

Thus, it is easy to understand why forgiving a past does so much for your vibes. It forces a change inward, which then makes you better.

#4: Give yourself some love

This is perhaps the most important thing you can do for yourself. When you underestimate your true potential or do not give yourself enough credit, it weakens your ability to show your potential in front of other people. Suffice it to say, the most effective way to increase your vibrancy is to project it.

To project that same vibrancy therefore means that you have to believe in yourself. It is easy enough to hate yourself and not be confident, and it is easier to do so still because people have a false notion that being confident means being selfish or proud. However, this is actually just negativity at its finest.

In order to truly be positive, you have to believe in yourself and be confident in what you can do. It may seem difficult at first, but when you get the hang of it, you will start seeing changes. Further still, it will make you better at what you do and project that betterness to your colleagues and friends.

Thus, you won’t be improving alone; you will be sending positivity to other people as well.