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How to Turn Negatives into Positives

Life is full of challenges; it’s how you face them that defines your success.

When you start to view the world and yourself through a negative lens, take pause.

You’ll be happier, more productive, and more prosperous if you strive to turn negatives into positives whenever possible.

You will dramatically improve your ability to achieve a positive outlook (and positive outcomes) if you:

Identify Negative Thoughts.

Practice mental mindfulness. When you catch yourself becoming overly critical, doubtful, or dismissive, assess these feelings. Reflect on why you feel the way you do. While some of your feelings might come from a valid place, take a moment to breathe and reassure yourself that you won’t always be facing these emotions. Tell yourself that you can take action to overcome any challenge or hurdle. Remind yourself that you may also be feeling negative because you are hungry, tired, or in physical discomfort. Address your physical needs on a regular basis to reduce fatigue-related negativity.

Don’t Get Trapped.

Negativity can lead to hopelessness, paralysis, and inaction. Don’t let negativity stop you from acting toward your goals. When you catch yourself stuck in a negative frame of mind, remove yourself from your surroundings and situation momentarily. Consider taking a walk, exercising, or reaching out to a supportive friend when you feel negativity holding you back.

Reframe Your Situation.

In general, the more optimistic you feel, the better you will deal with potential issues. Panic and pessimism will shut down your ability to solve problems and think clearly. If you are having trouble believing in solutions (or believing in yourself), contact a mentor. They can help you find a solution, as well as identify the positives that come from overcoming a tough situation. Together, you can persevere.

Identify Solutions to the Issues.

You are likely not the first person experiencing your current challenges. With a little help, you can solve your problems. Consult with your support network for their outside perspective and expertise. Your mentor can help you deal with any negative situation or concern you might face.

Accept Growth & Learning.

Learn new things every week. The more you grow, the better you will be able to resolve stressful situations. Your knowledge and skills will help you combat negativity because you will know that you are better able to take action, solve problems, and make positive changes for both you and the people around you.

Create Plans of Action.

While you should be optimistic, don’t always expect to find a quick or easy fix. If you cannot change a negative situation or outcome immediately, create a plan of action that will enable you to achieve the solutions you want in a reasonable amount of time. Accept that some solutions take time and effort. Positivity will help you have the energy and clarity it takes to get there.

Feeling negative? Don’t worry. More tips for restoring your self-confidence and getting your career on track are available on the Syncis Money Blog today.