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Tough Times: How To React Positively

Life is like an ocean. The waves may be very calm one day and the next day there may be a storm. Life is not like a mountain which remains strong and steady forever. Right from our childhood, we learn that the times are always changing. Sometimes everything looks as though it will be smooth sailing ahead. Other times everything goes wrong. Why does this happen? What do we do about these tough times then?

Some of us call this our fate. They accept that whatever happens is what is destined. Such people may be very calm. Some of those who believe in fate are very passive. They accept whatever comes their way without making any effort to fight the situation. They just accept it. It is certainly okay for someone to believe in fate. But that should not stop us from acting positively about the situation. So, how then, should you act at the tough times?

Making The Right Decision During Tough Times

When making the right decisions on how to handle yourself during tough times there are many ways of looking at the situation. What is important here is to stay positive and try to see the good. But how do you turn what seems like a bad thing into a positive thing?

Let’s look at some ways to turn those tough times into more of smooth sailing.


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List out all your assets.

Some of us may feel like we are left with nothing when tough times happen. But that is really not true at all. Stop and think. You may be facing a tough time right now, but you are alive, right? That is an asset.

If you are healthy, that’s another asset. If your family is supportive of you, that is another asset. Do you have friends? Add them to your list of assets.

Write down everything you have as an asset. This kind of list will give you some positive inspiration. You won’t feel like all is lost. This is very important to do to overcome those tough times. To eliminate the feeling of hopelessness is the first major step you should take.

List Out The Problems You Are Facing

Make a list of all the problems that you are currently facing. Now divide that list into small problems and big problems. Look at the list again and find out which problems may be ignored or set aside for the time being.

Find out which problems you are having that must be tackled immediately or in the very near future. Begin with the small problems from your list. Tackle each problem one at a time. Try to turn the negative into a positive. As you solve one after another problem, you will see your confidence growing.

Final Thoughts on Tough Times

Tough times will definitely test your attitude. You have to learn to figure them out and turn the negative into a positive.

It may seem tough to change your attitude and your way of thinking at first. But with the right mindset and a better level of confidence, you WILL prevail over the tough times. And you can start to have the happy life you’ve always dreamed of.


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