I’ve recently been prompted to zero in on negative thoughts, negative people, and general negativity in life. As one of the many people out there who are prone to seeing the glass half empty, I find it takes a certain amount of effort on my part to maintain a positive outlook. If you are one of those people with heaviness as a constant companion, you know that it takes practice to get to a neutral base mood that many people take for granted.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come more to grips with the idea of happiness as a choice, and that makes it a whole lot easier to make that choice. We all have options when it comes to how we live, the type of person we are, the activities with which we fill our time, the projects we pursue, and these are all part of that constant choice we make every day to pursue happiness.
With that said, not every day can be a leap forward in the pursuit of a dream life. On the contrary, many days are just part of the grind that is required when pursuing any goal that really matters. And those are the days when negativity and questioning can seep in, threatening the sense of focus, ambition, and certainty that you once had.
With all of this in mind, I’ve put together a few of the strategies that help me deal with negativity and negative thoughts. Here’s to hoping that they might help you get through some of the darkness as well.