17 Feb Positive Psychology is just as concerned about helping you get through the tough times
One of the most common and most unhelpful beliefs about Positive Psychology is that it's just about happiness; just about enjoying the good times.
But that's not true; positive psychology is interested in happiness, and other positive emotions as it's very much focused on thriving and flourishing BUT positive psychology also acknowledges that life is far from perfect and we all experience negative emotions and tough times and so…we need to find effective ways to deal with this and get through.
Which is why I love this article by Daniel Philben from Pick The Brain citing 5 things to remember when everything seems to be going wrong.
Read on, pick up some coping skills, and work your way back to happiness from distress and difficulty…
“Turn your face to the sun and let the shadows fall behind you” – Maori Proverb
Highs and lows are a part of life. There comes a time in every person’s life when all hope seems lost. You may feel dejected and sad. However, the key to overcoming these times with a smile is not letting these affect you negatively. Use these difficult times as a learning experience, and try to get through them. You might feel hurt, but that is no reason to stop living.
Facing problems and heartaches are an inevitable part of life. In order to come out unscathed from such times, there are a few things you should do. Following are some of the things you can do to overcome the hopelessness.
This Too Shall Pass
“Sun emerges in the morning after a dark night” – Anonymous
Times may be tough now, but they are not going to last forever. Things will change and for the better. Keep reminding yourself that this is a phase and it will pass eventually. You might be dealing with family issues, or problems related to work, or maybe going through a rough time in your relationship. No matter what the problem is, it will pass, and you will look back at these times, and smile, remembering the lessons they taught you. So keep reminding yourself that these bad times aren’t here to stay. You will smile again. You will laugh again. You will be happy again. And you will achieve your dream.
Much of This Won’t Matter in a Few Years
The problems you are facing today may seem like huge problems at the moment, but a few years from now, they won’t matter. You will look back at these times, and laugh at how silly these problems were. Or you will be thankful to God, for giving you a chance to come out stronger than ever before. Whatever is happening, keep reminding yourself that this holds a small percentage in your entire life. Therefore, rather than feeling down, pull yourself up and out of the darkness.
Bad times have a habit of making us feel depressed. You might feel that there is no hope right now, but believe that you have the power to change your life. Visualize that you are changing your life, and take steps to make that vision a reality…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE