How to Stay Positive in These Tumultuous Times
Five Ways to Stay Positive
Watching the news is scary and it’s all out of our control. We think of the families and the victims of the recent plane crash. So many people who were in the prime of their lives, contributors to society are gone in an instant. When things happen like this, it’s hard to make sense of it all.
How do we stay positive and decide to get up in the morning, be the best we can be instead of having a duvet day, pulling the covers over our head saying ….. not today world….I’m taking a break from life today.
Here are five ways to stay positive and keep moving forward:
1) Start Your Day With Inspiration
The first thing we do is listen to a motivational speaker. Darren Hardy has a Darren Daily, five days a week. We wake up to find an inspirational video in our inbox. Like anything, the message isn’t always applicable. Usually we gain a little nugget of wisdom we take into the day. Listening to this 3-4 minutes of inspiration starts our day in the right direction.
2) Focus on Things You Can Change
Focus on the positive changes you can make in your family and in your community. Give a family member a hug, be kind to a stranger. This maintains a positive mindset. When we focus on things we can't change people feel overwhelmed and powerless. That's when people stay standing still instead of moving forward.
3) Take Stock of What You’re Thankful For
Life is difficult, the first line on Scott Peck’s book The Road Less Travelled. Isn’t that the truth?! Putting energy into thinking about what we are thankful for really helps, in both good and difficult times. We start and end the day saying thank you for all the blessings we have been given. This helps to keep things in perspective.
4) Remember “This Too Shall Pass”
Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, but we try to remember that everything has a season. Much like the song Turn! Turn! Turn! says:
To everything turn, turn, turn,
There is a season turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose …..
5) Make Someone’s Day a Little Brighter
Random, maybe anonymous acts of kindness are powerful. One time we were in Calgary Alberta in a coffee drive thru and randomly the person in the car ahead bought our coffee. A mysterious stranger made our day a little brighter. We then paid for the order for the people in the car behind us. This created a positive domino effect, a memory that remains with us today.
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Adrienne and Bob