Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Being positive takes work

Being positive is hard work and I am by no means perfect at it. Maintaining a positive outlook needs constant practice.There will be days where I'm down and there are going to be times when it's hard to see eye to eye with someone else. There are also going to be days where I am a bitch and I make a crappy comment. That's the truth. What I try to do if I'm having a bad day or thinking bad thoughts, is rein it in. I limit the "bad".

If I am thinking bad thoughts I ask myself "why?" and "can it be sorted?"
If  the answer is yes, then the situation can be managed. If it something out of your control, for example; an individual is being off with you and you can't rectify it, then leave it be. Let those thoughts pass through you calmly and carry on. You can't please everyone and you can't always please yourself. There are going to be days where it would be easier to stay in the grumpy mood you woke up in. It would be easier to stay annoyed.

Making the choice to turn your day around, to be positive, will always be a work in progress. This is because we can't plan exactly what will happen in our day or who we will encounter. Sometimes I get so fed and I spend an hour or two sulking. Then for me at least, it has to stop. I try not to let my bad mood rub of on anyone else, so I consciously try to see the positive. Yes it is hard and sometimes I fail.

But isn't better to work on the positive and push through what you perceive as the "bad"?


  1. Love this post! I try and always stay positive but working in a family business can be hard as I'm almost constantly with my sister which can get tough and if I ever do anything wrong and my mum knows, it can seem like she's off with me and I take it personally! Also, if I get a stroppy customer it really bugs me but I try and just think "Move on!" xx

  2. Thank you again for your wise insights, Liz. Like Amber, I try to stay positive but it's something I have really struggled with in the past for various reasons. I know that when I make a conscious effort to move on from negativity of any kind, it does make it easier to push through in future x