It can be challenging to maintain a positive attitude, especially when things aren’t going your way. Positive thinking means looking on the bright side even when there doesn’t seem to be one. It is also hard work! However, while it might be easier to indulge in negative thoughts than to find the silver lining, this thinking pattern is damaging to your self-esteem and mental health.
Some inspiration to help you make the most of a bad situation…
- “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” You cannot change the past, but you can still create beauty and purpose from your mistakes.
- “What we think, we become.” If we harp on our negative thoughts, we may become a negative person who has trouble finding
the joy in life. Conversely, if we try to see the good in the world we become part of the good in the world.
- “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” With a change of perspective, some seemingly-negative situations are an opportunity to be creative. Move in a direction that you may not have previously considered and you may be pleased with the results.
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