There are so many negative things that tend to come into our lives and minds every day. Don’t believe me? Think about news broadcasts. They are always showing us the negatives from the day. Think about all the times that you were negative towards yourself today. I bet it was actually a lot. There have even been negative things that have happened to you today. Maybe you forgot your wallet at home and it made you late for class. Whatever it is, we need to learn to turn those negatives into some positive.
Turning negatives into positives is possibly the hardest thing you will ever have to do. It’s difficult to see the positives in things, especially when your mood is changed to something negative as well. Just try to think of something positive. Let’s look at an example that seems to happen a lot. Let’s say that you totally forgot about a test that you had today and didn’t study at all. Yikes! That happens a lot. Now, this seems like a complete negative, but let’s find some positives. One positive, though it might seem funny, is that you’ll find out how well you’ve been paying attention in class. Another positive is that you can see how hard you should be working on this class to be fully prepared for another pop-quiz or surprise test.
Those might not seem like great positives, but they are at least turning a negative event into something positive! Now, how can you find the positives in an event like I just did. First, clear your head. Try to rationalize things rather than focus on your emotions and let them cloud your judgment. Next, look at the situation from a different perspective. For the example, I looked at it from the teacher’s perspective. The positives are things that the teacher would see, but maybe not you in your current situation. Finally, try to stay calm and focus on those positives rather than all the other negatives that might be happening.
Take all those horrible negatives in your life and try to turn them into positives! Clear your mind and rationalize what is going on. Find a different perspective to look at and focus on those positives. You’ll be really surprised at how much happier you can be, or maybe just calmer, during negative situations when you turn them into positives. So turn that frown upside-down!
TXTgirl :: Orange County
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