The hardest time to be positive and happy is when you feel your life is “falling apart!” Sometimes we feel this way because our career may not be headed where we think it should be, or sometimes, there are marital issues or sometimes even worse, it could be financial problems. Sure, it is easy to be happy when everything is going well, but when things are going in the wrong direction, well, that’s when you need all your strength to come in. This is why it is so important to keep reading positive messages, books, blog posts, articles, quotes, anything to keep you motivated and surrounded by people who will lift your spirits, not bring you down. It is very difficult to maintain a positive attitude if you have lost a job, a loved one, or if you are going though an emotional roller coaster because of a relationship.
“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho
This sometimes tends to be the case, as they say, “when it rains it pours,” and everything happens to you at once, or so you feel. It is in moments like this that you must gather up all of your courage and strength, put your big boy or girl pants on, and keep moving forward!
Remember that even when things seem grim, there is always a silver lining. One door closing, usually means something better awaits you! Learn to live your life to be happy and everything else will follow! It is how we view things that affects our reaction to it. Even if something bad happens to us or around us, knowing that it will eventually get better, will help you move on. There is always sunshine after a storm. It may take a while, but it will shine again and so will you!
TIPS TO STAY POSITIVE WHEN THINGS AROUND YOU ARE NOT:
- Surround yourself with positive people
- Read books, messages, quotes that will motivate and inspire you
- Volunteer at an organization or find someone to help or mentor
- Try not to complain for one week (or one day at a time)
- If you want to be inspired, inspire someone else
“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
Author: Lissette Rozenblat/The Power to be Happy