I am a firm believer in positive thinking. If you aren’t in a positive place, it’s going to ripple into the work you do and ultimately contaminate the things you’re working on, your relationships, and even your personal health. And in order to maintain a positive mindset, you need to remind yourself of things that are worth being positive about.
Sundays especially are a great time to do some reflecting–and in the process, hyping yourself up to tackle whatever obstacles are currently in front of you.
So, if you’re feeling down, try remembering these 9 things:
- SUCCESS IS A PROCESS AND A HABIT, NOT A DESTINATION.
Impatience can be a real mood killer. Whenever things aren’t “happening fast enough” is when most people start to spiral down into a negative place. But you need to remember that the ups and downs are what make the path a journey. In fact, it is better to think of ups and downs as twists and turns. It’s not that up is good and down is bad–just like how you wouldn’t say a twist to the right is good but a turn to the left is bad. They are all moments on a much bigger adventure. Don’t forget that.
- YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE–AND THAT’S OK.
No matter what you’re feeling, you are feeling it for a reason. So instead of saying to yourself, “It’s a bad day. I don’t want to feel like this. This doesn’t feel good,” just allow yourself to be OK with whatever that feeling is. For the time being, it’s not going anywhere, so for right now just chill with it. Let it be. And if you can do that, it will pass much more quickly and effortlessly.
- YOU CAN’T SEE YOUR GROWTH ON A DAILY BASIS, AND YOU AREN’T SUPPOSED TO.
Just like if you tried to watch your hair grow in the mirror you wouldn’t be able to see it, you can’t expect to wake up every day realizing how you are growing and improving as a human being. But you are, and you need to keep that in the back of your mind. You see the moments of growth in much longer intervals: weeks, months, years. So if you feel like you aren’t making any progress forward, try to compare where you’re at to a month ago or a year ago instead of yesterday. Read more