3 Ways to Stay Positive

You know those days when you wake up feeling great, and you’re going about your day so happily, only to run into someone who seems set out to burst your bubble. What are you supposed to do? Run away? Sit and endure? No matter which you choose, by the time you’re done talking to them, they’ve usually done their job and have left you feeling sad or maybe angry. There are 3 things I try to do to get myself back into a better headspace.

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  • Reflection – I try to remind myself of all the good things I have in my life, and why they make me happy.
  • Meditation – It just helps me relax, and focus on what’s more important.
  • Deflection – Most negativity is a result of something that’s going on with that person, so I try to remind myself of that and brush it off.

What do you do?

6 thoughts on “3 Ways to Stay Positive

    1. Me too! Lately I’ve been embracing it more and more. Like a “long hair don’t care” attitude. Haha. But it’s definitely the one I struggle with the most.

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  1. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with the 3 ways to stay positive. Another tool I use in preventing things like anxiety and depression is challenging dysfunctional thoughts. The reflection and deflection can sort of be challenging dysfunction thoughts in a way, I guess, but the CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) tool I’m referring to can challenge many other types of thoughts too like catastrophizing, “should” statements, all or nothing thinking, and other cognitive distortions. I use a “Dysfunctional Thought Record” that my therapist gave me to challenge such thoughts. This tool is available online for free.

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      1. Hi Laura. All you have to do is type “Dysfunctional Thought Record” into the Google or other search box and pages of links containing a description or .pdf files will show up. Most (if not all) will be free.

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