Keeping a positive outlook on life is the hardest thing I’ve had to do, to try and find a silver lining in a grey cloud, to find one good thing in a bad day, but this is the hardest thing you’ll learn, but the best thing you will take with you in life.
Yes it sounds cliché positivity is key – but I am here to tell you that IT IS. It wasn’t an easy road for me to change my mindset and to rewire my brain but I always had one thought in my head through rough days and it was that ‘everything happens for a reason’ and you may think..even the bad things?
Yes even the bad things, this was probably the hardest thing I ever had to learn and take onboard in my life.. that everything bad that has happened to me, needed to happen to make me who I am today, to give me the strength that I have today and to make me the woman I am. It’s weird because it was hard for me to wrap my head around, yet, for some reason I carried that with me and I still feel the same, because just as the bad happens so does the good.
Different paths in my life brought me to different experiences and to different people. I can give just one out of the many examples of what I mean by this: I left a toxic (work) environment which lead to me a career change, where I met like minded and amazing people, (the best team of colleagues I’ve ever had!) At this workplace I met people who reintroduced me to a group I had known from years ago and there I met people who I know and love today, I met friends I couldn’t picture my life without, I made some of the best memories and I am so thankful that I have these people in my life – you see from the negative I gained so many amazing positives and this is why I say Positivity is Key
Positivity was the key to it all, through negative experiences I tried my best to keep a positive mindset and I did – so I was rewarded.
Each day is a lesson and it’s what you choose to take away from it. You may have had a hard day but you can utilise this hardship to have a better tomorrow. What I mean is, find a positive out of the negative, for example you may have had a really bad work day, but one positive thing from that day could be, “at least I can come back to my home where I can have me time and good nights rest” or “I’m grateful I have the time now to relax” whatever it may be, try and find just one positive thing from a negative situation, it’s not good to dwell on the bad, yes sometimes something changes our mood at its frustrating but don’t focus on it for too long – yes it may be hard but nothing great ever came from a comfort zone.
Something I like to do everyday is find things I’m grateful for, because when you give thanks you receive more things to be thankful for.
Here’s a little positivity exercise:
For the next 21 days, every morning before your day starts write down 3 things that you’re grateful for and if you can before you go to sleep each night find one good thing that that happened that day! Try it and see how much different you will feel!
thank you for reading, catch you in the next blog.