Helpful Tips to Stay Positive in Difficult Times

Helpful Tips to Stay Positive in Difficult TimesGoing through tough times is an inevitable part of life.  When difficult times arise, it can be easy to feel down and maintain a positive state of mind. Negative thoughts are capable of draining our energy and keeping us from being fully present in the moment. Being positive, on the other hand, provides motivation and a sense of fortitude.

Staying positive during challenging times eases stress, increases feelings of empowerment, and opens you to the possibly of change.  You cannot change your fundamental personality type, but  you can certainly change your way of thinking.  So, here are some useful tips to help you do that:

  1. Take responsibility for your attitude. You are given a choice between being positive or negative when it comes to processing your emotions and dealing with other people.  You are in complete control of what you choose. So, always make the choice to make change happen and empower yourself to be strong.
  2. Look on the bright side of life. When you are faced with challenges, it is important to think about the good in your life or remember positive events that have happened in your life.  It  will help you feel grateful. for what you have and distract you from focusing on your current challenge.  You can reflect on what you are grateful for by writing down your blessings to help your brain store positive events.
  3. Surround yourself with positive people. Avoid people who like to bad-mouth others, complain, or maintain a depressed outlook on life. Be with people with positive attitudes, so you can feed off of their positive energy and be lifted up rather than brought down.
  4. Meditate daily. Meditation is an excellent way for you to clear your head completely. Find a place that is quiet and peaceful, focus, and lose yourself in meditation. This will give you time to let go of any negativity and replace it with positivity.
  5. Create positive thoughts. Change the tone of your thoughts from negative to positive; this is a powerful way to weaken your negative thoughts. Practice saying positive phrases to yourself as often as possible, even if you don’t really believe them in the beginning. This habit will  naturally dissolve your negative thoughts, and soon, you will begin to believe what you’re saying.

Positive thinking is a habit that anyone can cultivate. Your positive thoughts can help you find the right solution during challenging times, so many an effort to change your thinking now, so you are prepared for whatever comes your way.

-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area RealtorFeng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA  22101
Fax:   703-873-1901
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