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With The Economy Going To Hell, How Can You Stay Positive?

Research indicates that, at the subconscious level, our minds have a tendency to focus on the optimistic while, at the conscious level, we have a tendency to focus on the negative.bad attitude

Let’s face it, life can be hard, but why make it harder by facing it with a bad attitude as well?

Charles Dickens wrote, “There is always something to be thankful for.”
There are so many hardships going on in the world today. Our economy is in the worst recession ever. Our dollar is loosing it’s value. More people are out of work than ever. There are more homeless families than there have ever been before. It seems like every time you turn a corner some one is getting cancer. With all this in life going on,and the world going to hell, how ever can a person continue to stay positive?

I was one of those, like so many thousands of other people, who got knocked down when the fall of the real estate market came. Everything was lost, so I felt! The only thing that kept me going was to stay positive no matter how hard it was to do.

I had to keep telling myself that this was not the end. That this was NOT how my life was suppose to be. I had to knock out the negative noise that was in my head and focus on only the positive.

Eventually things got a little better, then I got breast cancer. Talk about a blow to positive thinking! You start questioning yourself, “How can this be happening?” “Why Me?”, “Is there any thing else you want to throw at me?”

I had to think long and hard about this one. What good would it be to become negative now? There really could be many more things that could go wrong. I learned to put a smile back on my face, be happy and stay positive no matter what. I beat that nasty old breast cancer, and my life is getting better and better.

It’s a must now days to find something to be positive about in your life. The best way to do that is to be thankful for what you now have, no matter how small it might be. Even though I lost everything when the real estate market crashed, and then had breast cancer, I still had so much to be grateful for! I was still alive and learned to enjoy the things around me.

“Once you replace the negative thoughts with positive ones you’ll start having positive results!”‘Quote: Willie Nelson’

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Can YOU Learn To Be Happy?

happy girl in flowersSome people are just born happy and stay happy throughout their life. Others see nothing but negativity in life and are depressed. Those people that just seem to hate life, can they learn to be happy too? Can YOU?

A professor of positive psychology at George Mason University in Virginia, Todd Kashdan, also author of Curious, says, “What truly provides satisfaction is having a meaning and purpose in life, which is doubly important in the midst of this current economic nightmare.

I totally agree with his statement. With our economy in such a down spin, it makes it really hard to find the positive side of things. But, it you find you have a purpose in life, then that’s all you’ll focus on.
You’ll wind up not worrying about everything else that’s going on in the world. That doesn’t mean you don’t care, it just means you have better things in life to do than worry about all the negative things.

Todd Kashdan also says, “We need to move away from the concept of trying to fill our days with frequent pleasurable moments and fewer negative moments.” In other words, fill your day with sunshine and fun, with happiness and joy, and stay away from the negative.

There will always be a lot of negativity in life. When the real estate market crashed and the stock market spiraled downward, a lot of people lost their life savings. They became unable to make their mortgage payments, car payments, and went into credit card debt big time. I know how that feels, as I was one.

The thing you have to do in this situation is just deal with it. Never, ever, put all your thoughts on it. Instead of thinking of all your debt, think of a solution! There is a solution for every problem, Math 101! Don’t ever beat yourself up over what has happened in your life, move ahead and find the happiness you deserve. Everyone was born in this world to be happy, including YOU!

This blog post is a short version of one of the chapters in my book. If you would like to read more, I’m listed on Amazon.

Just click here for the link.The Pollyanna Effect