Thursday, February 20, 2014

How To Be Positive When Life Sucks

So, it's great to be positive, but how the heck do you do that when life really sucks. Sometimes it just seems like one bad thing after another is happening to you and it's hard to keep that smile on your face.

I went through this just recently. I increasingly found it harder to keep my thoughts on happy things when one shitty thing after another kept happening. I recognized two things during this time: 1) That allowing myself to feel bad all of the time was only going to hurt me in the long run. 2) I had to figure out how to pull myself out of the spiral downward.

So I started working at little things. Bit by bit, thought by thought, things started to come around. I only realized just days ago how much happier I am and how much better my life is. The best part is that my happiness is coming from me and not from any other outside force (Like chocolate or a new boyfriend). While outside influences that make us happy are nice and all, they generally aren't long term. And they can't be controlled. Learning how to change your thoughts and raise your mood on your own is, I think, the most important thing a person can do for themselves.

I am living proof of that, so far. Last year was one of the crappiest ever. It produced nothing of note-- except for heartache. This year seems to have done a one eighty. My books are coming along quickly. Not only does it look like I might publish two books THIS SPRING, but publishing four or five books this year seems completely doable. I'm posting videos again. My views and subscribers are going up. And I'm all around just enjoying life more. I've still got a long way to go and I have yet to tackle my health issues, but I have more hope and confidence now than ever before.

In today's video, I give tips and advice on how to be positive, especially when things get tough. This video is part of a 'How To Be Positive' series that I'm working on. For more help on being positive, check out my playlist: http://bit.ly/1nQFyup

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