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We all have those days when everything seems to go wrong at once. When you’re dealing with a stressful situation, it’s easy to get caught up in the negativity.
What you may not realize, however, is that your attitude has the potential to make or break you in times of trouble.
Making an effort to see the positive in a challenging situation and cultivating an attitude of positivity makes all the difference.
Here are 6 simple ways to stay positive in times of stress.
1. Try to see the silver lining
Everyone has an inner dialogue running through their heads – it’s called self-talk. You may not always be aware of it, but the way you speak to yourself in your own head has a major impact on your outward attitude.
Challenge negative thoughts and make an effort to see the positive in a negative situation. If you need to center yourself, take a few deep breaths using your STILL aromatic inhaler, which can help you stay calm.
2. Practice an attitude of gratitude
Even when times are tough, we all have things in our lives to be grateful for. Try keeping a gratitude journal where you write down something you’re thankful for each day.
Remind yourself of these things when you’re struggling with stress or anxiety.
Over time, you’ll gain perspective on your own life and it will become natural to see the silver lining in tough situations.
3. Start every day on a positive note
We all have days where we wake up on the wrong side of the bed but if you don’t acknowledge your attitude and make a conscious choice to change it, you may spend your whole day under a storm cloud.
Begin your day with a stress-relieving activity like yoga or meditation to put yourself in a positive mindset.
4. Make room for humor in your life.
They say laughter is the best medicine, so make room for humor in your life. Laughter reduces stress and anxiety, and it can improve your mood and self-esteem.
Give yourself permission to laugh, even in difficult situations. If you’re not feeling jovial, even pretending to laugh or smile can boost your mood and reduce stress levels.
5. Surround yourself with positive people.
Misery loves company, so if you find yourself spending a lot of time with negative people you shouldn’t be surprised if you struggle to maintain a positive attitude.
Take a mental inventory of your personal relationships and start prioritizing the people who make you feel good.
Distance yourself from toxic relationships and surround yourself with family and friends who lift you up instead of dragging you down.
6. Make time for self-care.
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the cycle of stress and anxiety. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and under pressure, you’re more likely to end up in a negative mood.
Make time to do the things you love, even if it’s only 15 minutes a day.
Run a hot bath and breathe deeply through your STILL stress-relieving aromatic inhaler, spend some time with a good friend, or settle down and read a book.
There will always be days when it’s difficult to see the forest through the trees but having a negative attitude can keep you from enjoying all life has to offer.
By following the tips above, you can start cultivating a more positive attitude that will help see you through the tough times.
If you feel like you need additional help dealing with anxiety or depression, talk to a therapist or a psychiatrist online to get the help you need to become the best possible version of yourself.
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