“A time of crisis is not just a time of anxiety and worry. It gives a chance, an opportunity, to choose well or to choose badly.”
Positive thinking in the midst of a crisis makes us feel better, be more productive, and reduces stress.
The problem is, our lives aren’t always rosy. Crisis happens – be it on a personal level or something more widespread. That reality is a part of everyone’s life, and keeping your spirits up can be tough. And sometimes it is easier to lean on to toxic, negative thoughts. However, that’s now how you should live life. If you are struggling to stay positive and hopeful when going through tough times, try following these five tips:
- Don’t Put Your Head in the Sand
No matter what you are dealing with, ignoring it is rarely the answer. While ignoring problems might feel good in the short-term, it will sap your long-term positivity. Plus, many of the other tips listed here require you to acknowledge your circumstances first. You can run away from your problems but it will catch up to you soon.
When you are in the midst of a crisis, it is nearly impossible to keep things in perspective. That said, you need to recognize that your circumstances are temporary. Things might seem dire at the moment, but try your best to remember that “this too shall pass.”
One of the single best things you can do to maintain positivity during tough times is to make a plan on how to deal with it. When you focus on the solution rather than the problem, you will naturally feel more positive. You will feel like you are rising to the challenge.
- Think of the Things You’re Grateful For
Even during great personal turmoil, you still have things you are grateful for. When things get tough, it is vital to remember that there is good in the world, and more importantly, in your life. When you are struggling, take some time to list the things in your life you are grateful for.
Support in and support out! Reach out to loved ones and offer your support. Reach out if you need assistance too. When things are dire, it is always reaffirming when people pull together and help each other.
In my latest video on my FB page, I go in-depth on each tip, have added four additional tips and even an action plan to execute the tips. Go here and watch the video now to get some juicy positivity in you!
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