Whether it’s a rough day at work, a fight with your significant other, or you just had the worst day ever, it’s easy to feel down in the dumps. While it’s normal to feel down in the dumps once in a while, it’s important to avoid feeling this way all the time.
If you’re feeling hopeless and anxious all the time, the negative thoughts and feelings you’re experiencing can keep you from achieving your goals. It’s important to talk to people you trust about your feelings and problems, but you can also use positive affirmations to help you get through the worst of times.
There are often times in life when things do not seem to follow the path that we expect them to.
It is in such times that we feel our pride is gone, our sense of security is out the window, anxiety or stress starts to kick in among other things that we feel are not going to turn around any time soon.
Although hard times are normal part in life, how we perceive them makes all the difference.
This is the reason why some people will come to a stand still immediately after they face problems while other see it as a good chance to exercise positive out look of things.
Here are top 3 tips for for staying positive in difficult times:
1. Focus your mind on positive things
When you face a certain challenge, you should focus your mind on the positive things such as your ability to overcome any challenge if you put your will, focus, and are determined to do so.
Seeing challenges as opportunities to learn and grow is not only more productive, but it is the only thing that can keep you moving forward.
When you dwell and get yourself stuck on the problem, don’t expect to get much progress in getting out of it.
What you place your focus and energy on is and will be.
There is always something to gain out of any situation as difficult as it may be. This could be spiritual growth, learning, conscious-awareness, or even appreciation of self, or others.
Remember, the main problem with most people is that they focus on the problem, they talk over and over on how bad it is which only brings more problems because that is what they are focusing on.
Finding something to give thanks for is a very effective tactic that can help you remain positive in many difficult times.
Whenever you are faced with any problem, you should keep in mind that you are not the worst; chances are there are others with more problems than you.
Therefore find even the slightest thing that you can appreciate, and focus on it: for example, say you get fired from your job but still decide to focus on the positive things about it:
You appreciate that at least you have gained some experience.
You now have more opportunities ahead of you, an opportunity for you to grow and even get a better job.
Things happen for a reason, when you go with an attitude of gratitude there will be great things ahead.
This part requires a little patience; you have to develop hope and know that soon good things are going to unfold.
Start holding a strong belief that what happened did so with a reason and that it is only meant to push you to the next level.
Think of belief as a way to charge your being with positive vibrations and faith.
Develop your positive thinking as a habit and you will see that as you do this better experiences will come your way.
Note that positive thinking as a way of life cannot happen overnight, it is something that requires you to exercise and make it a day by day habit.
Believe, dream and once your “belief charge” is there, take action on something. This will lead to better things.
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