Staying positive through difficult times

With the last few years being difficult on everyone, and the current economy and division between people in our country taking a toll on everyone, I thought it would be great to share some ways to stay positive during times like these. I, myself, have had my own challenges lately.

One thing I always try to do is stay positive. There are going to be bad days along with the good days, and it’s important to keep in mind that’s part of life.


Here are some tips to keeping a positive mindset:

•Begin each day with positive thoughts and a positive outlook. How you begin your day typically reflects on how your whole day will go.

•Celebrate the small victories. Each day, each week, even something as small as getting all the laundry done.

•Make time for things you enjoy. Your favorite hobbies, activities, and visit your favorite places as often as you can.

•Don’t let negative, rude, or cruel people impact your mood or happiness. Remember you can’t control other people’s actions and/or attitudes. Not everyone will be kind or considerate.

•Be patient. If you are working on self-improvements, building a career, growing your family, etc., remember to be patient with yourself.

•Surround yourself with positive people. This makes a big difference. If you are surrounded by negative people, eventually that can have an impact on your mood.

•Have a support system. Whether it’s your spouse, parents, family, close friends, or all of those, make sure you have people you can vent to and who support you and your goals.


Staying positive is easier said than done, but it makes a big difference. Remember, only you can control your attitude and your actions. Choose to stay positive. It takes hard work and dedication, but it’s possible.


The Drummer and The Wright County Journal Press

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Buffalo MN 55313

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