How to Stay Positive in a Negative Situation

How to Stay Positive in a Negative Situation

“Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it”

Negative situations come along as do positive ones. Life is not consistent, as it tends to be an up and down battlefield from the day we are born. Good and bad things happen to good people. The key is to be as positive as possible.

To stay positive in a negative situation might sometimes seem like the most difficult thing in the world, as you feel as if the world is falling down all around you, but if you change your perspective this can essentially lead to lower stress levels, a better step by step action plan to solve the situation, and essentially a solution. Positivity will help ease your mind and clear your head. 

For example- change your thoughts then you can change the situation. The outcome can be better than what you had expected if you believe that it will be better. There is POWER in our thoughts. So if we change our thoughts, you can change your life… in a positive way.

Questions to Ask Yourself:

  1. Is this worth getting upset over?

  2. What is the lesson here? What can I learn from this?

  3.  Am I overreacting or overthinking the situation?

  4. What is the positive I can take away from this?

  5.  How is this making me a better person?

  6. Can I control the situation?

  7.  What can I do right now to make myself feel better?

  8.  How can I see the situation with love?

5 Ways to Stay Positive:

  1. Accept the Situation and Forgive Yourself- If you have made a mistake learn to accept and forgive yourself. We all make mistakes all the time. We need to know that we will be OK and we can always learn from it and make better decisions in the future.

  2.  Find a Solution- Write down the necessary steps to finding a solution to the situation- is it forgiving someone for your actions? Whatever it may be, write it down. If you write down the actions that you have to take to solve the situation if possible, you are more likely to do it.

  3.  Train Your Mind- As I stated previously, good and bad things happen all of the time. Life is a BATTLEFIELD. So, if we train our minds and perceive things differently- things will be different. POWER exists in our thoughts.

  4.  Be Grateful. Be grateful for what you have. There is so much in life that we take for granted. Write down three things that you are grateful for everyday and it can be as simple as the water or coffee that you are able to enjoy everyday. To be thankful is key to positivity.

  5.  Exercise Your Mind and Body. Yoga, working out, or even walking is better for your mind and body than sitting around or staring at a screen. Spend time near the water or in nature. Clear your head. Nature TRULY brings nothing but peace and happiness. Yoga and meditation can help put your mind at ease and fill it with nothing but POSITIVE thoughts.

Positivity Quotes:

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”

“Everyday brings new choices.”

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind”

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”

“When you cannot find the sunshine, BE the sunshine.”

“Life is tough my darling, but so are YOU.”

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”

“The most important thing is to enjoy life- to be happy- that is all that matters”

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it”


A different mindset or point of view can help anyone feel less stressed about any situation, whether it be a positive or negative one. Positivity can help work out all issues and lead to a valuable lesson and better decision making in the future.


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