Shifting Your Focus to the Positive
May 13, 2023
Claire Miles

Let’s be honest here, it is very easy to fall into the negatives that life has to offer. You may not want to but it’s human nature. No one likes to receive bad news for having something bad happen to them. This is why it is so easy to feel as though your entire world has come crashing down when something negative happens. For a moment it actually feels as though whatever negative thing happened is actually taking over your life. But what you need to know is that it is simply just a bad moment and not a bad life. There is in fact a way to focus on the positive.

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We know that simply telling you to focus on the positive side of things isn’t enough. After all, logic does seem to leave the building as soon as something bad happens. Now feeling down isn’t a bad thing. You should always allow yourself to truly feel your feeling. So cry it out if you have to, scream if you have to but don’t allow it to consume you. Allowing negativity to consume you won’t do you any good. It can actually cause you more harm than anything else. This is why shifting your focus to the positive is a good idea.

So how exactly do you shift your focus? Well, start by creating a pros and cons list. That’s right, it may seem really basic but it works. A pros and cons list will help you see your situation more practically. You can create a pros and cons list on how you would benefit from wallowing in the situation, your list could also be about your options out of the situation and so much more. Creating this list may seem a bit silly but it can be a great help when you need to shift your focus from the negative to the positive.

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