Staying Positive

 

The alarm clock beeps and pulls me from my dreams. I reach out to hit the snooze button and accidentally slap the clock off the night table. I slide out of the bed to catch it and fall to the floor with a sigh. This is the beginning of one of those bad days. However, it’s not uncommon to have several bad days or even bad weeks or months. Although I have a natural tendency to look on the bright side, I frequently have to remind myself to stay focused and positive to keep moving forward.

1.       Safe Space

When my spaces are neat and organized, I feel free.

2.       Me-time

If possible, take some time out of your day to enjoy yourself. If I go too long without reading or just relaxing, I get stir-crazy. I try to spend a little time each day to unwinding.

3.       Challenge yourself

It’s possible to be in a negative mood because you are not feeling challenged at all. I am the type of person that likes to consistently work on something that will make me better. When too much time passes without that stimulation, I begin to feel down. Try to learn a new language or work on a DIY project to keep yourself from getting bored.

4.       Changing the Routine

There are many people that enjoy a routine. They like to do the same thing each day and enjoy knowing what they will be doing each day. If this is not you, try to change up your routine. If you have time to take a little day trip somewhere, go ahead. Go to a movie, walk in the park, meet with friends. Do something just a little different. A little spontaneity is good!

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