22 Jun Stay positive in the face of negativity with these 10 great tips
Being happy and positive when all's going well is, well…pretty easy.
But maintaining happiness during adversity and challenging times is (obviously) much harder but (arguably) more important.
We all have bad days and we all go through tough times but holding on to happiness is still possible; and here are some great tips to try…
via Michael Lee
Sometimes it can be hard to stay positive and happy. Negative people, things, and circumstances can make your life a living hell… but avoiding them is easier said than done.
Perhaps you can’t move to another place at the moment because you lack the funds. Or maybe for some reason, you can’t leave your negative family behind without feeling guilty or irresponsible.
In this case, you need to deal with the negativities head on instead of avoiding them. Here are 10 simple ways to do that…
1) Make A Conscious Effort To Find The Positive Side In Everything.
Oftentimes, you can’t control what happens to you; but you can certainly respond in the most positive way possible. Look for the good side in everything.
If someone criticized you harshly, thank him for his valuable insight and see if there’s any lesson you can learn.
If your friend arrived one hour later than your scheduled time or didn’t fulfill his promise, don’t lash out at him. See it as an opportunity to develop your character (patience) and a chance to find out who your real friends are.
If something upsets you, change your perception from having an “annoying” experience to a “fascinating” one.
Here’s a harsh reality – you might be attracting the negativity you’re experiencing now. So if you want to start manifesting favorable results, be positive from the inside out… in your thoughts, words, and actions.
2) Have A Gratitude List.
It’s almost impossible to feel depressed if you have so many things to be grateful for. No matter how bad things may turn out, you’re still in a much better position than many other people on earth.
Can you see, hear, walk, or talk? Do you have people in your life who love you? Can you eat at least 3 times a day? Do you have a home? These are just some of the little blessings you could appreciate.
And there are lots of bigger blessings you could be grateful for!
Write them down in your journal or index card, then read them every chance you get. You’ll attract more blessings as a result, and you’ll feel much better too.
3) Find Time To Laugh.
Laughter is the best stress-reliever. Bar none. Everytime I laugh without reservation, I feel so ecstatic and lighthearted.
So develop the habit of laughing everyday, even for just a few minutes.
Watch youtube videos of bloopers, gags, and other things that make you laugh.
Record funny experiences if possible, so you can watch them over again.
Or you can simply imagine funny scenes and situations, so you can laugh your heart out any time you want…
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