I am constantly striving to see the positive in every aspect of my life. But it’s not always easy.
I am faced with the stress of a busy job and pushing to grow my career, having huge family responsibilities being the eldest and my wallet continues to thin out as I march forward on my entrepreneurial ventures. And, as I get older, I find myself moving in different directions from some of the people I’ve spent a great deal of time with.
My life and all of our lives are filled with challenges that make it very difficult to be positive sometimes. It’s about focusing on the one thing that goes right and not the zillion others that go wrong.
Holding in all the bad stuff makes one feel worse. Instead of feeling free and optimistic, one feels trapped. Being positive is not about projecting a perfect life. Rather, it’s about choosing to see the good in life, trusting in the power of encouragement, and having belief that things will get better.
However, I know that choosing to be positive has helped me the most in terms of becoming the person I want to be. Even when things are difficult, I know that being positive, and striving to make the best of whatever situation I’m in, really does make even the most challenging situations easier to deal with.
More often than not, I find myself veering toward a positive attitude. I firmly believe that this is because I’ve managed to train myself to be positive. When you feel like you’re about to break-down, take a deep breath, count to 10, have a drink of water and smile. Even if the smile is forced, it is still a smile, and it will make you feel better. Focus on the good things.
Being positively present full time makes it easier for me to see the good in life. So, strive to be positively present full time and when life hands you lemons…… make Lemon Bruges Crème Brule!!
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill