Thursday, April 27, 2006

Five Ways to Stay Positive in a Negative World

In view of the increasing negative events happening around the world here are five things you can do to help you stay positive.


1. Take a news sabbatical. Listening to the news can be downright depressing. All bad news all of the time can drag you down and keep you there. Give yourself permission to stop listening to the news, especially before bed time.

2. Use your influence to do good where you live. Shift your focus from what is happening in other parts of the world to your community. Get involved in making a positive change or contribution.

3. Focus on what is working in your life. Choose one thing that you are grateful for and focus on it for the rest of the day.

4. Express your appreciation to others. You can create a positive world one person at a time by saying thank you every chance you get to everyone you interact with ? from the person who holds open a door for you to your child who does a chore to a cherished friend or loved one.


5. Focus on what you can change, let go of what you can't change. When faced with a distressing situation ask yourself if you can control over the events. If you do, change what you can. If you don't, learn to let it go and move on.


11 comments:

Champ - Love Hound said...

I wish people can walk on such ways, then world 'll be an easy place to live with easy life. You said it good way. *Smiles*

God bless you....

JamesBright said...

Very valuable suggestions.
It is very unfortunate that the world is not that safe to live!

No One said...

Hey nice suggestions...like the first one...I better stop watching the news...no seriously...i need a break from breaking news...:) see ya sistAaa..

Nabeel said...

great post .. these are five points that everyone should follow or atleast try to

Saad said...

this is really informative n helpful...good work...thumbs up!

S A L Z said...

Wonderful piece of work it is for sure...but i'm still confused about one thing, getting ur focus out of the world and whats happening around the world can SURE reduce stresses or depression but it can never reduce the PAIN and SUFFERINGS that people of world are facing day by day...what positive attitude we can extract from the news is that we can LISTEN and then do something about it, if not in a world scale level than atleast in our communities. Inshort Face the REALITY and than think positively on that is my way of approach.
Anyway, quite a mindful presentation...indeed i've learned alot.

bablu said...

I always get depressed seeing the news and the newspapers. But too strong a habit to ignore it. Gr8 five things nonetheless.

Lucy MacDonald said...

I am the author of this article. Would you kindly attribute this article to me or remove it from your blog.
Thanks.
Lucy

Anonymous said...

Lucy Mcdonald.... well sir i got this in a forward mail in which author was unknown, anyhow i m thankful that u make me know with the author's name. I m sorry i didnt mentioned but thing is that watever i place at blog is whatever i feel is right and i beleive in. Its just a place where we all can share our views about different aspects of life, its a place to gain knowledge and its a place to learn from others experience. Though i didnt wrote these points by myself but still friend i do beleive and think same thats why i shared it here without having any intentions to take the title, honestly thats not my goal here. Anyhow i m sorry and as u mentioned now that u r the author so i dnt have any problem to associate these points with your name and if u want me to delete it from my blog then do let me know I ll.

Thanks for the correction and congrats for writting such great, thoughtful points.

Takecare

Lucy MacDonald said...

Hello Samira
Thanks for your response. Please feel free to keep in on blog and continue to share it. Would you be able to change to the post to include me as the author? I would appreciate that. Thanks for your kind words - keep up the good work on your blog.

samrina said...

Lucy Mcdonald... sorry sir i just got chance to read ur comment, yeah sure I'll add ur name to the post as an author as u deserve it and again i m sorry as i didnt mentioned ur name earlier as i was unknown plus i really didnt mean to take the credit by publishing this at my blog.

Anyhow I ll republish it soon.