Which feels better – positivity or negativity? I will take positivity hands down. Not only does your mood change but there are documented physical benefits as well. In this day and age we are all too consumed and surrounded with negativity. It will take over your life and actions if you do not stop and pay attention. Negativity has become so commonplace that rarely is it questioned.
I for one want to turn this disturbing trend around and put my energy toward uplifting positive thoughts and actions. I truly believe that Pollyanna has gotten a bad rap and she is desperately needed in today’s society.
Turning bad things into positive events is challenging and takes some creative work and actions but it can be done. While this is an extreme example I know of a lady who was going through a divorce due to infidelity on her husbands part. Rather than fall into the negativity trap she viewed the mistress in a positive light and was so thankful that she took all the attention away from the divorce and kept him distracted so she was able to move on with her life instead of him being focused on trying to still control her. Wow – what an example of turning a horrendous life event into a positive one. My friend still had challenging times but with her positive attitude she was able to navigate through those negative waters much quicker and move on in her life.
Not many women would choose to see a divorce this way – it was a stretch for sure but gave her so much more positive energy and power. No, it was not an easy way to look at the event nor was it one that most would adopt but it got her thru it and my friend came out of it stronger and healthier as a direct result.
How can you apply a positive approaches to negative events in your life? All too often we get stuck in our negative stories and don’t even realize we are telling them over and over again.
Take a step back and ask yourself how you can rewrite the situation and put a positive spin on it? Get creative and while others may not endorse your version of the situation, they are not going through it so you are free to create your new story at any time.
The power of positivity is endless if you just let your mind and heart open and step back for the negativity marinade many folks continue to dwell in.
I hope I have given you a small sliver of insight into the world of positivity and the power it can hold in your life.