5 Tips On Staying Positive In Negative Situations
Whether it's a lockdown or isolation. Be it family issues, or stress at work even; negative situations happen all the time.
We can't avoid them, but we can learn how to handle them.
So, how can we counteract their negative affects on our lives and our attitudes? It's all about positive thinking! Learning how to stay positive in situations which are negative is a skill which will be a catalyst in leading a healthy lifestyle.
Here's 5 ways to go about positive thinking.
1. Positive Support Group
It’s important to have a positive support group that will help each member through difficult times. You must remember, you don't have to go through whatever it is you're going through alone.
Notice how we phrased “positive” support group. Surrounding yourself with positive people will help you stay positive when in a negative situation. Their energies will bounce to you. There are plenty of negative people out there—avoid them! Their negative attitudes and energies, will only bring you down and be counterproductive to what you are trying to achieve by practicing positive thinking.
2. Concentrate On, & Express Gratitude
Even in the worst of times, most of us realise that we still have things in our lives for which we are grateful. Voice those blessings! Make sure you do a stock-take on all the things or people you are lucky to have in your life.
Talk about the things you are grateful for with your closest friends, your support group.
Actively acknowledging what you’re grateful for will help you to always have a grateful mind and heart, even when bad things happen.
3. Retrain Your Mind & Thought Patterns
Are you a person who continually beats yourself up mentally? Glass half empty? Do you constantly question your actions?
It sounds daunting, and silly rather, to have to voice-over the voice in your mind. Each time you think of something negative, think something positive over it, almost like you are trying to re-wire your thought pattern.
4. Exercising Your Body And Mind & Staying Healthy
We know that exercise is good for our bodies, but what about our minds?
Sure, it is! It releases those natural endorphins in our brains that make us feel better.
Exercise has physical as well as mental and emotional benefits.
5. Accept and Find Solutions
Many of us are not so keen to accept change in our lives.
What we must do is learn to accept that change will happen.
Haven’t you heard that “the only constant in life is change”? There is a lot of truth to that, as we continually go through changes, whether good or bad. Accepting that changes are a part of life can help us to relax and be more accepting. Try to look for the positive aspect.
For example, if you’re in a bad job situation, what do you do? Accept it and try to make it better? Possibly. Or maybe this is the chance to make a change for yourself and look for that job you really want.