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A year of massive change- There is no denying that this has been one heck of a year so far. And while many of the events that have happened year-to-date are negative, the pandemic (and the way the world has changed because of it) opened up many new opportunities for people across the United States. Here are just a few examples of negatives that, with the right mindset, can be turned into positive experiences.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say you could use some help with positive thinking.
There is nothing to be ashamed of if your positive thinking is a little off. I am right there with you. 2020 has been one disaster after another for millions of people around the world.
This has been a really challenging year for me too. I am pregnant after some issues earlier in the year. We are overjoyed, but our struggles are always in the back of our mind. We’re also struggling with disappointment that our oldest is not going to have the normal kindergarten experience she was so excited for. We miss friends we haven’t seen in months.
So, like I said, I totally get it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If you aren’t a little worried or stressed right now, you’re probably not paying attention.
Are you looking for some positive quotes of encouragement and hope? You are not alone. Even if you feel like you are, I promise it’s not true. But I understand the feeling. It’s been a really challenging year, and it’s easy to feel super isolated by your emotions. When you’re going through a hard time, it’s natural to feel alone. Why? Because if you consciously recognize that there are millions in the same boat, it almost makes it feel more hopeless. So we remain alone. Blissfully ignorant. But at the end of the day, it’s important to find community when we’re struggling. Even if it makes us realize how truly chaotic the world is. Surrounding ourselves with people who understand is one of the most important steps in recovery.
What is self esteem? It’s important to identify this, and also figure out what limiting beliefs are and how they hold us back. According to Psychology Today, “Confidence in one’s value as a human being is a precious psychological resource and generally a highly positive factor in life; it is correlated with achievement, good relationships, and satisfaction. Possessing little self-regard can lead people to become depressed, to fall short of their potential, or to tolerate abusive relationships and situations.”
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Are you trying to figure out how to stop negative thoughts? I’m sure that’s true for more people than you realize. We are in an unprecedented time of worry, overwhelm, and change, and we are desperate to figure out how to think more positively. People are dying from an illness we know little about. Schools closed early, leaving many families with no option but to totally change their routine. People are losing their jobs left and right. Negative thoughts are to be expected in a time like this. Still, chronic negative thinking has a lot of bad effects on your heart and mind. So, it’s important to do what you can to attempt to be more positive.
Do you feel like self love is hard to come by? 2020 has really done a number on us. Between a global pandemic, school closing, people being out of work, and financial stress, it has been the worst year I can personally remember. When things like this happen, it’s so easy to get lost in managing chaos that we forget to care for ourselves. I have needed to be way more intentional lately about my self care, and I know I’m not alone. Self love is a really critical component of your mental health. Every time you go on a plane, they tell you that in case of an emergency, put on your own oxygen mask before helping someone else.
Are you drowning in negative thoughts?
I was for way too long. I spent all of my adolescence in a state of nearly crippling low self-esteem. My early adulthood saw me feeling like a failure for not being like everybody else. I still deal with it, but it has taken until my early to mid 30s to really step into my identity, and wear it with pride. Much of my success there has to do with working on my positive thinking.