You must’ve heard: everyone is fighting their own battles. And pandemic has only added more struggles in our lives. We find our life more entangled and difficult. The big question here is: How can we stay happy and optimistic in such situations and can it really help?
Experts say that staying optimistic in difficult situations help one to look at the whole situation differently. It gives a new outlook and perspective to the individual. Negativity only makes the situation worse. It makes you wallow in your own sorrow. It makes you imagine worst scenarios. It creates problems which weren’t there in the first place. It makes you think that there is no possible solution to the said problem. You start thinking that it’s difficult to get out of the problem you’re currently in. You start thinking it’s all your mistake and you are good for nothing. On the other hand, having a positive attitude towards a situation makes you stronger. It gives you a feeling that you can overcome anything, fight any battle. It makes you think that nothing is impossible. That you can conquer anything.
We all have different problems. We all are struggling differently. Then how does some people conquer their battles easily?
The reason is that they choose to arise above such problems and not let them rule over them. They choose to take it as a challenge and defeat it. They choose to believe in themselves. It’s not that they aren’t afraid to fail, but they are strong enough to try and fight. Positivity gives us strength to stand tall and fight.
One should look at the brighter side of the situation. But what if you can’t find the bright side? Negativity is generally the result of our overthinking. We start over analysing the situation and dwell over what-ifs, which generally lead to giving up. It’s due to negative thoughts that we overlook the positive side of the situation.
As said by Gandhiji “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning”.
We all should have that belief in ourselves. Belief in oneself and having a positive outlook can solve any issue. And it’s something that can be acquired. Doing things that you love, pursuing your hobbies, reading books, exercising, yoga, eating healthy food etc can help you in developing that positivity and build your confidence. Investing in yourself is the key. Believe in yourself. Don’t look at the half empty glass but appreciate that its half full and work towards filling it up till the brim.
We should not worry about future, work on our present and forget our past. There is no guarantee of future. We worry about something which is very much uncertain, which is out of our reach. Which can’t even be there. It’s useless to dwell over nothing. As we all know, change is the only constant. Its just that we are all afraid of that change, of that uncertainty, of getting out of our comfort zone. But we all know deep in our hearts that success lies ahead of this uncertainty and outside of our comfort zone. So, how about we just stop thinking and start doing. Just give a try to change and let happiness and positivity fill our life.
Always remember, Positivity creates possibility.