We’re living during very unpredictable times. It seems like every day; we’re hearing and anticipating some sort of tragic news. It can be a challenge to remain positive in adverse circumstances. Being both connected and disconnected can have their advantages and disadvantages; but there must be a balance if we wish to maintain our sanity. In order for us to do so, we must get back to the basics – enjoying life’s simple pleasures, and practicing optimism. Read on for tips on remaining optimistic in tough times!

  • Turn off the TV
    You’d be surprised of the things one can accomplish if they turned off the television. Meditate, seek positive counsel from a trusted friend or family, and/or journal your thoughts. Life’s tough times call for a plan of action; but most of all, your attention.
  • Protect Your Energy
    Positive thinking attracts positive energy; negative thinking attracts negative energy. We have to be mindful of our thoughts and what we feed them. Not only should we make an effort to protect our energy during tough times; but it’s imperative that we practice this 24/7.
  • Be in Good Company
    Growing up, my mother always told me to make sure that I’m always in good company. Boy, was she right! Whether friends, family, and/or colleagues, your interactions during hard times are vital to your livelihood. You want to surround yourself with people who will not only be completely and utterly honest, but those who’ll lend a word of encouragement; and that goes a long way!
  • Put down your phone
    I’m sure you’ve heard “Social media is a necessary evil,” and that couldn’t be furthest from the truth. Personally, if I’m going through a rough path, I make it a point to either limit my time on social media or stray away from it completely. When you’re active on social, I believe it’s easy to become engulfed in the lives of others; but you have to draw the line. Staying positive during rough times means focusing on what’s important – yourself, and a solution. Trust me, you won’t miss out on anything!
  • Find Inspiration
    Inspiration quotes, books, and scriptures, aided me in rolling with the punches of life. It didn’t have to be lengthy in words; but something that allowed me to remember that tough times don’t last, tough people do.

I challenge you to choose positivity, no matter the circumstance. I hope these tips are helpful to you, and all that you endure with life’s changes. Be blessed!

What are your thoughts: How do you stay focus amid chaos?