With life’s ups and downs, the only expectation we can hold in our minds is that life is bound to contain the unexpected. You may find yourself in a bad position with friends, out of work, or grieving the death of a loved one. However, regardless of your situation, you can always rise above oppressive forces. As Albus Dumbledore said, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Here is a path that can help you find that happiness.
1. Remind yourself that situations synonym are not one-sided
While this may seem like a given, it is important to consciously remind yourself that there is always a positive side or hidden meaning to a bad situation. It is certainly easier to flood your focus with the negativity around you, but try to actively seek the positive. Knowing that there is meaning to your experience is a soothing thought that you can hold onto as you continue to cope.
2. Choose happiness
Your reaction is key to how you cope with your situation’s synonym. Remember that choosing happiness is a long-term action plan that requires continual attention and dedication—including conscious reminders to be positive.
Game Plan Stage
1. Acknowledge the situations synonym
It’s okay to show your emotions—suppressing your feelings will not do you any good in the future. At the same time, don’t allow yourself to dwell on your sadness or frustration for too long. Express your sentiments to a friend, write them out, or allow yourself to simply feel upset. Once you’ve released your initial emotions, move on.
2. Think reasonably and positively
This will not come instinctively and quickly but think about the times when you’ve looked back on a trial in your life and learned to appreciate its outcomes. Hindsight provides so much insight, so if you think ahead of time and remind yourself that hindsight will clarify your current situations synonym, you will be able to move past your frustrations. Just be patient and wait for the positive events to happen—when you make the connection and realize how a positive situation was derived from a negative one, you will feel so rewarded.
3. Open yourself to new opportunities
Closed doors open new doors—you just have to walk through them. In order to see the opportunities that come your way, you will have to open yourself and welcome them.
4. Don’t compare yourself
Whether they seem apparent or not, struggles plague everybody—including and the richest and most popular people. It’s easy to be jealous of others who may appear to have their lives together, but do not allow your circumstances to dictate how you view others. Think selfishly: your life is your business, and the lives of others are not.
5. Focus on what’s important
Don’t allow the little things to consume you! Imagine your life as a jar that can be filled with both sand and rocks. If you fill your jar with sand—the petty issues in life—it will be harder to fit all of the rocks in on top—and these are the important aspects of life. You essentially become preoccupied with trivial matters and lose time for what’s important. Conversely, if you fill yourself with rocks first, you will be able to fit all of the sand in, as the sand can seep through the crevices of the rocks. This way, you don’t forget about the little things, but you allow yourself to prioritize and first devote energy to what’s truly important.
6. Remember you have control over your reaction, not your situation
Invest your energy in something positive! Think about attitude as an “energy currency”: how you invest in life is what you get out of it, so invest in positivity to get positivity. Also, it’s very difficult to change your situations synonym, because it often is out of your control. On the other hand, changing your outlook is something over which you have total control.
7. Absorb yourself in something you love doing
A passion can relax you so that you can think about the situations synonym reasonably. By doing something that you love, you can escape any terrible situation momentarily. And, oftentimes, a temporary reprieve can significantly change your mood in the longer term.
8. Surround yourself with positivity
Fill your life with people who make you happy and who value you. It’s hard to cut out negativity, but you can always add more positivity—and the more positivity you add, the more negligible the negativity becomes.