How to Stay Positive When All Seems to Go Wrong

We’ve all had those moments when we feel powerless against the universe’s dark sense of humor. When you see life happening for everyone except you, it can be hard to stay positive and see what good is out there. Because there is good in each moment, and you have to be the one finding it. These sorts of moments bring me clarity and a sense of enlightenment. While finding joy in some things, I find out the ones that cause me pain. And although it may be hard to let them go, I eventually do.

Last week, I found myself on a rant to clean my social media. You know those articles you often read that say to just unfollow people who don’t bring you anything but negative thoughts? That’s exactly what I did. I realized, going through my [extensive] list of diverse social media channels, how I was clinging to people/places I shouldn’t. And you want to know the real truth? I felt so much better after. Almost like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. What we don’t realize, is how these, apparently small, things affect us and how we let them ruin our days. I figured, I already have enough things in my life to worry about than to be hanging on to things I shouldn’t. And this is just an example of what I’ve been decluttering out of my life!

With so much uncertainty, my one rule to stay positive throughout difficult situations is to handle what you can. I’ve been trying to focus on taking care of myself, my husband, our dog. Planning fun outings. Shopping here and there. Doing new things. Keeping our heads afloat. I secretly like these situations because they tend to teach you how to be resilient. And patient.

We, as human beings and especially our generation, are not used to being patient. We want things and we want them now. I reckon that to stay positive, we have to think positive. Find joy in the things that make you smile. That’s why I’ve been trying to refrain from complaining. It’s not even therapeutical to do it. It doesn’t lead anywhere and it only reminds you of what you don’t have.

I’m choosing to remind myself of what I do have. And how it’s not the end of the world. And good things are expecting us. To make a seemingly bad situation turn into a jar of freaking rainbows and unicorns. It doesn’t always work, but for most of the time, I’m teaching my mind to stay positive. How about you?