How To Be Positive Thinking In Hard Times On The Join Up Dots Podcast
Introducing How To Be Positive Thinking
We’ve all heard about positive thinking, and we always think of it as a great way to live.
For most of us, it’s easier said than done. Why?
Because when things are tough—when bills are due, you’re short on rent, or your relationship isn’t working—it can be difficult to keep up with the optimism.
But I’m here to tell you that it is possible.
Let me explain how I learned to be more positive in my life, even when things got hard.
Your Not Alone Even Though You Think You Are
One of the most important things to remember is that you are not alone.
The world can sometimes seem like a cold and dark place, but there are people all around you who have gone through similar situations as you and have come out stronger on the other side.
Just because your situation is different does not mean it’s worse or better than someone else’s.
The best part about other people going through hard times is that they tend to be very helpful in finding solutions!
Asking for support from friends and family can go a long way towards helping you deal with difficult situations in your life
You Can't Control Everything Even If You Try
It’s important to remember that you can’t control everything.
You can’t control other people, the weather, your past, or the future. You also can’t control your emotions or your health and financial situation.
In fact, there are only a few things that we can control in life:
Our reactions to situations (i.e., being able to take things in stride)
How we think about situations (i.e., having an optimistic mindset)
The actions we take (i.e., doing something rather than nothing at all)
Dont Be Scared Of What You Dont Know
You can’t know everything. In fact, you don’t even know what you don’t know.
And even if you did, it wouldn’t matter because your understanding of reality is just a construct of your brain—a fragile, limited thing that has been constructed by the same system that keeps trying to convince us we’re all doomed to die alone in this universe with no purpose or meaning.
But don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying we shouldn’t try to be better at understanding ourselves and our world!
It’s important to try new things and work toward self-improvement because it will help us feel confident when facing challenges and make us more likely to succeed at whatever goals we set for ourselves (even if those goals are just learning how not to be afraid).
I’m just saying that even though our brains are amazing machines capable of so much wonder and discovery—and even though our species has already made incredible strides toward expanding what we understand about reality—we should remember that there will always be things beyond our reach; things no one person could ever hope for themselves alone; things only accessible through collaboration between many different communities working together toward shared goals over long periods of time…
Take Things One Dot At A Time
When things are tough and you’re faced with numerous challenges, it’s easy to see the future as a bleak place.
It’s an unfortunate fact that many of us tend to focus on the negative aspects of our lives instead of the positive ones.
However, this is only going to make your anxiety worse over time. Instead of thinking about all the things that could go wrong in your life, focus on what you can do today and now—and don’t worry about tomorrow or next week until it arrives!
As a rule of thumb: if something is out of your control (e.g., whether or not you get paid for work), then don’t worry about it; if something is within your control (e.g., whether or not you show up for work), then don’t let anything stop you from doing so!
Positive Thinking Doesn't Mean Ignoring The Negatives. It Just Means Focusing On The Good, Even When Times Are Tough.
Positive thinking is not ignoring the negatives. It just means focusing on the good, even when times are tough.
Positive thinking is a mindset, a skill and a way of life—and it’s something you can learn!
Positive thinkers are more resilient, they bounce back quicker from bad things that happen to them in life and they have higher self-esteem than those who don’t focus on the positive parts of life.
The benefits of having a positive attitude go far beyond just feeling better about yourself or your situation though:
A study by researchers at Harvard Medical School found that people who are optimistic about their health had lower blood pressure than those who were pessimistic about their health; in another study of breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer showed that optimists had less pain at completion compared with pessimists; research has also found an association between optimism and reduced risk for heart disease among men and women—particularly among women when compared with men.
Conclusion To Positive Thinking
The key takeaway from this post is that thinking positively doesn’t mean ignoring the negatives.
It just means focusing on the good, even when times are tough.
You can’t control everything in life and everything won’t always go your way.
But you can focus on what you do have and what you know is good and true about yourself.
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