August - Staying Positive
Updated: Aug 31
With a global pandemic, economic downturn, climate change and other everyday struggles, it is often hard to stay positive, to look at the brighter side. This August, we explore simple ways to stay positive when life gets difficult.
What our Mentor Kushil Gunasekera had to say on the topic!
The first step in learning to focus on the positive requires knowing how to stop negative self-talk in its tracks! The more you ruminate on negative thoughts, the more power you give them. Most of our negative thoughts are just that — thoughts, not facts.
Step one stripped the power from negative thoughts by separating fact from fiction. Step two is to replace the negative with a positive!
Although we’re all born with a certain temperament, you can train yourself to be more positive!
The people you associate with in your life can impact your mind and well-being! Choose your people wisely.
Simple changes to your daily routine will help you become more positive!
“It’s usually not as bad as you think”
To cope with a difficult time, it can be helpful to envision the worst-case scenario!
When people are able to take control, it empowers them and makes them feel more positive, instead of like a victim.
Our final tip for staying positive through life: