Four helpful tips you can use to remain positive in tough times

Friday, 23 July 2021
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There will be days where you may feel like everything is amazing and everything is going right. Then there are days where you feel like nothing is going the way you want it to. However, we cannot stay powerless and just wait for good days to come!

Choose to not be defeated. The very first thing that you can do is to make the decision that you will not let yourself be defeated. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the pressures of life beating down on you by simply telling yourself that you will succeed. You are already on the path to positivity.

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s the way it is. The way you cope is what makes the difference.” – Virginia Satir

The power of statement rests in where you choose to apply your mindset. If you choose to be optimistic, then you are going to open your world to different opportunities to solving your problems.

Face your fear with head held high. It can become really easy to be afraid of making the wrong decision. Being positive requires people to be confident enough to not always get things right or to do things perfectly but to be ready for the challenges that may lie ahead of them. One simple and helpful trick to get into this mindset is to get your body physically active. Go running, do jumping jacks, start lifting weights. The more physically active your body is, the more ready it is to conquer any kind of action.

Build up your community and use your tough times to help other people. Dealing with people is probably the last thing people want to do when they are down. However, multiple studies show that when people are feeling depressed and they actually help someone else out, they in turn will gain some of those good feelings and will actually turn their mindset around. Humans by nature, thrive when they see others succeed, so whenever you are feeling beaten down and times are tough, help lift others up!

Slow down when you feel stressed. Pumping yourself up to take action and calming yourself down to manage stress are two totally different things, but both can help you think, act and behave more positively. For example, when you are speaking about something stressful, try slowing down your speech and you will start to see that your calming tone allows you to really address the situation much better. By focusing on the grace and simplicity of your voice, you can better connect to your situation and approach it in a much more rational and positive way.

Sources: Forbes, Lifehack, The Book “Resilience” written by Eric Greitens

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