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Sunday, 1 July 2018

5 Tips for Staying Positive When You're Having a Bad Day

I'm really into reading mindful books and understand the power behind the mind and how it can influence us to do and become anything we want. I like thinking deep into certain situations and training my mind to be positive even when I'm having a bad day.

I mentioned on my insta-stories a few weeks back about how I've been reading this book called 'Find Calm by Anna Barnes' and how it's helped me to think differently in certain scenarios. I previously tried reading The Secret which most people swear by - I wanted to see what the hype was all about. To be honest, it didn't work for me. I didn't feel like it was that deep and didn't influence me to react differently to things. I think it's great for people who aren't perhaps into mindful reading and it's a great stepping stone, but I felt like it didn't make me think as deep as I hoped.

That's why I decided to download 'Find Calm' on my phone as it's full of quotes that I could relate to on a daily basis. It's not too heavy and it's been a great read for me. I wanted to share a few points that have helped me to stay positive whilst I'm having a bad day.

It's not the situations themselves, it's how we deal with them. This made me feel a bit more human as we all experience bad situations that sometimes can't be helped. It's how we deal with them that helps to bring up the positive vibes. It's easy for some of us to dwell over certain things but in hindsight, that's not helping the negative situation. We need to take a second to understand what has happened and how we're going to deal and overcome it.

Find 3 positives within a negative. It's good to experience negative situations as it's part of life and how we learn and develop as people. Sometimes we struggle to see the positives, but trying to find at least one can help to uplift your mind and thought process. With every negative, I try and replace it with at least 3 positives. I understand some situations are a lot harder than others and sometimes it can be extremely hard to think of any.

If a problem is fixable, then there is no need to worry. It it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. I relate a lot better to the first part as I've experienced bad situations that are fixable, yet I've sometimes thought it's the worst thing that could have happened. As it states, if something is fixable then there is no need to worry. It may take some time to fix, but you know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and everything is going to be resolved in the end. 

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Sometimes we're our own worst enemy and can really beat ourselves up on things. We need to remember that when we find peace, it's because we've trained ourselves to react positively and being able to switch your mindset to think that way is extremely powerful and rewarding.

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity. You've probably heard countless amounts of times that 'nothing worth having comes easy, and something that comes easy isn't worth having'. If you overcome certain challenges, the greatness is extremely rewarding. You understand everything you've been through and what you've overcome to be in the situation you are today.

How do you stay positive when you're having a bad day?

Love Robyn xxx


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