Sometimes life is just shit isn’t it? Things don’t go to plan or don’t meet expectations and it seems like the world is over. Had that feeling before? Yep thought so. It happens to the best of us and you can’t just help losing all the positive energy you have. I always try and put things in perspective but it is hard especially when you feel like everything is going wrong. This could relate to your work life, friendships, relationships and lets be honest, these all have there highs and lows.
There are a number of things you can do to stay positive. Firstly and most importantly, surround yourself with people you love. This always makes you feel better and make you feel like you have a purpose. Coinciding with this, set yourself goals, keep yourself busy or try something new. This keeps your brain active and helps you to not dwell on things that aren’t going quite as they should be. Keep trying to better yourself. This mainly concerns with your work life, but keep applying for jobs, go on a course that will allow you to develop your skills or get networking.
I am not going to lie but the last three months have been a huge struggle for me. I have felt so negative about certain aspects of my life that has affected my moods and relationships with other people. I have tried the recommendations above and trust me, they may not cure how you are feeling but they most certainly help. You just have to out everything in perspective and remember that things could be worse, as bad as you may be feeling. Other things that have helped me in the past is apps such as ‘Headspace’ which mean that you take 10 minutes out of your day just to relax and in a way, meditate, taking a step back from the hectic lives we lead. Mindfulness is a word that is being used more and more which is all about being more present and in the moment. I have consciously tried to do this rushing around less and taking in my surroundings whether it be on a walk, on the train or even at work (there is a really great book called Mindfulness in London by Tessa Watt) Another really good book to put things into perspective for you is Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig, worth a read if you are feeling particularly down.
Lastly but not least, try and cut the negative elements from your life. This will help you to more positive overall and even though it may be hard, in the long run, your positive energy will return in no time!