So I generally consider myself a positive person. I mean sure I have my negative moments but I really strive to stay positive in any situation. I think it’s important to have a positive attitude. Between life as a mom of two and just ALL THE THINGS that have gone on in the last nearly 2 years staying positive is just essential! I wanted to share a few of the ways I do stay positive in any situation. Negative times will come up but it’s how we respond to them.
How To Stay Positive In Any Situation
Is it something you can control? I feel like when I talk to someone who is going through something rough or even something maybe at the time they think is rough I always ask “can you control it?” SO much in life we can’t control and when we realize that it’s out of our control it gives us the freedom to not let it affect us so much. My mom is great at reminding me of this!
Is it something you can help/fix? Is there something you can do? If you can do something to better the situation or fix it then yes, by all means, do it! That’s a positive attitude to have. But if you can’t then you have to try to let it go as much as possible.
If it won’t be an issue in 5 years let it go: I heard this quote once “if it’s not going to matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes being upset by it” I think this is so true. When I think of all the time I wasted in life being upset by stuff that just doesn’t matter today I could slap myself!
Can you talk to someone?: I think if you are able to talk to someone about it who isn’t related to the situation they can usually help you see the positives or see how what you think is a negative may not be as much of a big deal as you think.
Is there a glass half full to the situation?: So let’s say the situation is that you didn’t get a campaign you applied for with a brand. But because of that in a month, you are able to get another campaign you wouldn’t have been able to do had the first worked out. That’s a glass half full approach.
I will leave you with my favorite Steve Jobs quote that really helps me stay positive in all situations.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
I love this quote because it truly always works out. The dots always connect. The positives are always there.
What do you do to stay positive in negative situations?
This post was originally published in 2019 and has been updated for 2021