BALTIMORE Life can be extremely trying at times. There are numerous ups and downs and a lot of the time and you never really know how the situation will turn out.
The ideal course is to generally get from point A to point B but often times there are pit stops, detours and unknown routes leading to the final destination. This can lead to a lot of uncertainty when it comes to your emotions.
Even though you may not have 100 percent control of all the situations in your life, you can control how you respond and how you view the situation.
It’s a powerful thing to know that you are able to teach yourself new traits with practice and repetition.
If you are not a naturally patient person you can teach yourself over time to become more patient. If you tend to look at obstacles’ negatively, you can teach yourself to see the glass half full instead of half empty. Grow through life with the notion that you want to be a lifelong student. Never shut out the possibility or opportunity to learn new material or a new trait. It will only expand your skill set and broaden your knowledge.
Optimism has been known to be one of the major keys to success. Regardless of the situation it allows you to hold on to hope, and in turn can pave the way for self-confidence. Optimism is not only about feeling positive; it’s also about being motivated, persistent and flexible.
Here are a few quick tips to start seeing the glass half full:
Find the good in a situation and write it down. Find the positive in a situation and focus on that. Writing it down allows you to visually recognize what you are appreciating. It’s a form of gratitude, and gratitude can lead to a stronger well being. Surround yourself with people who will pour into you in a positive manner, energy transfer is extremely powerful so be protective of yourself. You cannot change your past so don’t dwell on it. Focus on what you can control in the present, and let optimism guide you.
Have the ability to bounce back from difficult situations. To bounce back, is your ability to deal with difficult situations. There are many difficult situations being tossed your way on a daily basis.
Think about all the times you have been told ‘no’ in your lifetime and how many times you’ve defied what that person has told you. You have the ability to be flexible and bounce back. You can’t let life get you down; there will be too many negative opportunities for that. There will always be setbacks but it’s up to you to use that setback as a set up for a comeback. Being resilient is not something that happens overnight it’s a skill that can be worked on daily. Firstly, it’s you accepting that change is a part of life. Build your ability to be resilient and that will make you tough enough to hear no but continue to strive for what you want.
Positively Caviar, Inc. is a non profit organization focused on a message of positivity and optimism in our digitally centric lives in the Mid-Atlantic region. To learn more about our organization, or how you join our positive movement, visit: staybasedandpositive.com