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6 Ways to be Positive in Any Situation

The power of remaining positive, whatever the situation, can never be
underestimated. We are all here for a limited period of time, is it worth it to
spend any of that time in a dismal mood? Being negative?

The true test of an individual to remain positive is when challenges become
difficult. Remaining positive keeps one’s mind in the right state of
balance and often opens resolutions to the problems at hand. Negativity is
contagious; not only does it affect the individual, but it spreads to anyone they
interact with. When only the negative perspective is in focus, the resolution
process is impeded.

Eliminating negativity, or rather, being positive is a mindset that can be
found at any moment, and turned into a habit. Here are some tips that can help
you in shifting your mindset:

  1. Shift
    Your Thoughts
    – Be conscious of your thoughts. Especially,
    when life just isn’t going your way. The moment you see that you are
    diving into frustration, agony, sorrow and low self-esteem – shift your
    thoughts, by thinking about something completely unrelated. This breaks
    the pattern of self-pity, mind-created stories, and negative downward
    spiral. What makes us different from other mammals is our ability to
    control our thoughts and think for ourselves.

  2. Find
    the Lesson
    – There is a lesson to be learned from every
    situation. No matter how unfortunate the situation may appear, recognize
    the beautiful lessons waiting to be discovered. Sometimes lessons are
    expensive, but every problem is a learning opportunity in disguise. You
    may have made a mistake, but now you can accept it and continue, knowing
    that you will make a different decision in the future. Understand this and
    be appreciative for the experience.

  3. Attitude
    of Gratitude
    cannot be both angry and grateful at the same time.
    Start counting the
    blessings and miracles in your life, start looking for them and you shall
    find more. What’s there not to be grateful? You are alive and
    breathing! Realize how lucky you are and all the abundance in your life.

  4. Positive
    Affirmations & Visualization
    – Practice seeing
    yourself in a positive and confident light. Do this whenever you have a
    few minutes (examples; Waiting for a friend, sitting on the bus, riding an
    elevator.) Self-affirmations (list of positive statements about yourself
    and your self image) are another simple and powerful tool to train your
    subconscious to see yourself in a positive light. This is important, as
    many of us can be so hard on ourselves though social conditioning. I am
    guilty of being extra tough on myself, but have learned over time to recognize my gifts rather than
    finding false and self-imposed inadequacies.

  5. Inventory
    of Memories
    – Keep an inventory of memories that can
    immediately make you smile. Occasions where you felt happy, appreciative
    and cheerful. When you were at peace with the world. Whenever you are in a
    negative frame of mind, consciously and deliberately pick up any leaf out
    of this inventory and dwell on it. Reminiscing those happy moments gives a
    balanced perspective to your situation. You realize that what appears
    negative today will change tomorrow. Nothing stays the same.

  6. Criticizing
    Detox Diet
    – Change your approach and attitude. See if you
    can stop criticizing others and situations. Our cultural conditioning
    teaches us to find flaws and problems at all times. Shift from
    fault-finding to appreciation-finding.

Whether you are positive or negative, the situation does not change. So, we
mind as well be positive.

As with any habit, the habit of remaining positive in all situations takes
practice and a commitment to yourself to take control. But start small, start
paying attention to your emotions, start by wanting to change. I am working on
this constantly, and I am here with you, working towards better
understanding of my emotions and becoming a better person.
Keep going at
it, and you will gradually become a positive energy source for the others
around you! Wouldn’t that be empowering?

From: http://thinksimplenow.com/happiness/6-ways-to-be-positive-in-any-situation/




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  1. ambati
    November 12, 2007 at 5:30 am

    Good one.
    Easy to read but difficult to implement.

  2. ambati
    November 12, 2007 at 5:30 am

    Good one.
    Easy to read but difficult to implement.

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