January is almost over and for the majority (a whopping 80%) of us, new year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside.  With this in mind, what are you going to do to make sure the rest of this year is different from the last? David Fox-Pitt is author of the new book Positiverosity - designed to motivate, inspire and uplift you, by showing you how to push your boundaries to achieve self-fulfilment. The book has already received praise from the likes of legendary adventurer Bear Grylls.  David loves spreading happiness and his adventure challenge company WildFox Events has helped to raise over £40 million for charity worldwide. Here he shares his top tips on how to be positive with Female First.

David Fox-Pitt

David Fox-Pitt

Surround yourself with positive, ‘can do' people. Avoid negative people and influences at all costs. Remember that a positive thought is 1000 times more powerful than a negative thought. Take an average Positiverosity reading of your five best friends and you will be the average of your group.

Live in the now!  Think of three things or moments that make you roar with laughter. Live life for the moment and have fun!

Take a long walk everyday and focus on your passion while you walk. Write down or record moments of inspiration that will flash into your mind. Arouse the mind, be inspired - the mind is your most powerful tool.

If practicable, buy a Dog! They are always pleased to see you, they don't answer back, they are always full of enthusiasm for life, they get you out at least four times a day (great for your fitness and does wonders for your wellbeing and mental health) and they are fantastic companions. 

Stop watching and listening to the news. The predominantly negative barrage of disasters affects your positive thinking and in turns feeds on your subconscious mind and in turn converts your thoughts and life into fear.

Focus for 10 minutes every morning and 10 minutes every evening on what you really want. What is your passion and purpose in life? We may as well enjoy what we do!

Offer to help someone else. This could be a charity project, family member, stranger. Little bits of daily love add up to huge amounts over time.

Smile at everyone you meet and show genuine interest in them by asking questions. Give a compliment - it costs nothing to spread happiness.

Minimise or stop using social media. Be disciplined and only look at it twice a day. Social media is causing massive interruption to our thought and powers of concentration and increasing anxiety in our children.

Give huge thanks first thing in the morning and last thing at night for everything we currently have and possess in our lives.

Learn to take commitment really seriously. When you agree to do something make sure you carry it through. Remember the only power we have in this life is our word! ‘Commitment is doing the thing you said you would do, long after the mood you said it in has left you’.

Positiverosity: 7 Golden Principles, by David Fox-Pitt is published by Maida Vale Publishing in Hardback RRP. £20.00.  To find out more about WildFox events, visit: www.wildfoxevents.co.uk