In many ways these are tough times we live in. I know a generation older than myself certainly believes that it’s harder for youngster today then it was for them and that there aren’t the same opportunities but at least we’re not in the trenches like many young men and male teenagers had to endure during The Great War. And this is how to try and feel positive when it’s all gone wrong and the rug has been pulled out from your feet. You’ve just got to get on with it. It’s easy to say isn’t it, get up brush yourself off and try again. But it’s true. A positive outlook can overcome many things; it’s your self and self perception that prohibits progress. There are some tips to help you achieve this through difficult times.

First, try and be grateful for what you have. Be it friends, family, children or a pet, it may even be a pair of shoes or a car. Focus on what you have and cherish rather than feeling dispirited for what you don’t have or want. This will help you remain calm and positive.

Secondly, try and look for the good in the situation. Remember what you originally thought was a crisis yesterday often turns out to be better in the end and you end up laughing about it. Situations are often ironic and amusing. Think every cloud has a silver lining and try to get on with it even if some melancholy or pessimistic thought bogs you down, making you indisposed to ensue.

Don’t be discouraged and don’t believe negative connotations from others. Discouragement is a negative emotion that others may express. Don’t fall for these negative opinions. They may be based out of jealousy or envy and take solace in the knowledge that you have (something that others want) and be grateful again! Take courage and believe you can achieve what you want to do to fulfill your ambitions.

Very importantly, look at the bigger picture and decide what you want. It’s easy to get distracted and forget about our goals and objectives. Write them down, organize your thoughts, create a list even and as you complete them tick them off. Even if it’s on a daily basis, this will make you feel better about whom you are. After all, you will feel as if you achieved something that you never accomplished before.

There is one last belief that you have to vest your trust in. Everyone goes through a bad patch, so you’re not alone. Some choose to overcome it and others fall down at the pit falls; Decide which way you are going to choose and you would come to know that there is a decision to make.

Author's Bio: 

Lisa Phillips is an experienced Life Coach and author based in Sydney, Australia. She has run her own coaching practice for over 9 years and is a regular contributer to many magazines. Lisa is also an NLP Practitioner.

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