Thursday, August 25, 2016

Keeping Positive

I won't lie to y'all: this week has been rough. Tuesday seemed to literally drag on for daaaaaaays, and it seemed like it was one bad thing after another. (Many, many tears were involved. I regret nothing.) At the end of the day, when I was finally done with class and work I was completely exhausted. I laid down in my bed and began replaying the day in my head and realized that I probably wasn't working as hard as I could have to respond positively to the situations around me.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am a HUGE fan of the emotional spectrum, and I believe that all of the feelings exist because as humans we need to experience all of them to stay sane, so I'm not going to tell myself that I should have just brushed off bad news without feeling frustrated, nor am I going to say that all of the tears shed were wasted, because they weren't. But I will admit that I focused a little to much on the negative energy and allowed it to consume all of my thoughts for a while.

At the end of the day, staying positive is a choice. It's a conscious effort that we have to make day, and I think it's up to us to remind ourselves about that choice.

For me, even though Tuesday was long and hard and I still didn't necessarily want to get up in the morning on Wednesday, I had to remind myself that it was a brand new day full of new opportunities and experiences, and I immediately felt better. (Wednesday was a pretty good day, too.)

Have you ever struggled with staying positive? How have you dealt with it?


  1. Good for you for staying positive through the tough times! That's really a challenge. I struggle to stay positive on rough days, but you've inspired me to try a little harder :)

  2. I'm training my mind to see the good in everything and it works...well most of the time! It's not always easy, but day after day is becoming easier :)

  3. feelings are part of being a human and everyone processes them differently! Good for you for staying positive!

  4. I completely agree with this! Positivity is definitely a mindset, and if we don't try really hard to stay positive, negativity can quickly consume our lives. Great post and cheers to a great weekend! :)

  5. It does take a lot of effort to stay positive during rough or dark periods. The effort can be completely worth it.


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