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Positive energy is an important part of any lifestyle. With a lack of positive energy comes a lack of joy in the world around you. We have the ability to release this energy into the world. I see positive energy in the sunrise every morning. I see positive energy in the birds flying through the sky. I see positive energy in the people whom I pass on the street. But most often, I see a lack of positive energy.

As people, we tend to consume ourselves with the chores of daily life: going to work, caring for our family, caring for our home. By the time the day is over, you do not know which way you are going, as long as it leads you to a bed. Unfortunately, ce la vie, but there is no reason that life should make you tired and stressed. There is a way to bring peaceful happiness into your life.

Start by beginning your day before the world does. Wake up between 4-5 a.m. Yes, it will be hard in the beginning, but you will get used to it. At this time, the world is quiet, and there is this serenity in being the only one up in the world before the sun has even set its rays into the night sky. It is at this time that you drink a cup of water to wake your body up and get your body moving. Set an incense and do some early morning yoga or meditation.

Personally, I find that early morning shower meditation internalizes the same calming energy that I feel in the world when I first wake up. Since I have been starting my mornings this way (almost a year now) I feel more energized and happy throughout the day! It no longer feels like a chore to have to go to work. Work has become something I enjoy doing. I view the world in a different light. Instead of, “Ugh, I hate work — there are so many other things I could be doing,” my thought patterns have become more positive, transformed into, “I am so happy I have a job that allows me to provide for myself. Yes, there are so many other things I have to do, but they’ve been waiting this long — they can wait a little longer.”

These simple changes that I made to my routine — drinking more water, waking up earlier, meditating — completely changed my whole perception of the world. That is positive energy. I have found love in bettering myself. I have found love in the beauty that is in the world. And this love has brought me positive energy, so much so that my whole outlook on life has changed.

The great thing about positive energy is that the same energy can be transferred to anyone you come into contact with throughout the day. You have the ability to receive the gift of positive energy from our wonderful Universe. You have the ability to become this positive energy. You have the ability to transfer this positive energy to anybody, and bring the same newfound happiness to their life as you have brought to your own. Do not lose love in life. Hold on to it. Cherish it. Care for it. And bring positive energy to our world.

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Bianca Taylor is a freshman at the University of South Florida. She is a Psychology major, and her goal is to become a Psychiatrist/Self-Help author living in the middle of nowhere. Writing has always been one of her passions, and her love for the art continues to grow daily. Contact Bianca at 352.403.4298 or bianca.alexis132@gmail.com.

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