5 Tips to Stay Positive When Life Gets Tough

When things start to get tough, it’s easy to start to dwell on the negative. But it’s important to remember that life can be unpredictable and there’s no guarantee that things will always go our way. So, rather than focusing on the negative, it’s important to stay positive. No matter how bad things seem, remember that there is always a chance for things to improve. Here are some tips to help you stay positive when life gets tough:

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Recognize when your mood is affected by events outside of your control.

One of the most common things that impact our mood is the events that occur outside of our control. For example, if someone close to us dies, this can have a big impact on our mood. Other events that can have a big impact on our mood are things like being stuck in traffic, being pissed by someone, facing failure in some work, or unexpected workload. Regardless of the cause, it is important to recognize when our mood is affected by events that are out of our control. This will help us to better manage our emotions and stay in a positive frame of mind.

Talk to friends and family about your feelings and how you’re feeling.

Talk to friends and family about your feelings and experiences. Let them know what’s going on in your life, and be open about your feelings. Let them help you. Talk about your experiences with your friends and family. They can provide support and encouragement. Let them know if you need to talk about anything in more detail. It’s important to be able to talk about your feelings. It can help you to understand and cope with your experiences. It can be helpful to have people who understand you and who are willing to listen.

Keep a journal to document your thoughts and feelings.

Starting a journal can be a great way to improve your mental well-being, as well as to track your progress. Journaling can also be a cathartic experience, allowing you to express your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. The journal can also be a great way to document your progress and keep track of your accomplishments. Some people prefer to write in a personal notebook, while others prefer to write on a Computer/laptop. Start writing. Even if you don’t have anything specific to say right now you can simply write down your thoughts, feelings, accomplishments, or just how your day goes.

Exercise regularly to boost your mood and reduce stress.

Exercise regularly to boost your mood and reduce stress. Exercise releases feel-good endorphins that can help improve mood and reduce anxiety and stress, not just that but it also helps you to stay fit physically and emotionally. Some physicians recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. This can include brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming, or playing team sports.

Be hopeful for the future and live in the present.

When we are hopeful for the future, we live in the present. Hopeful people are resilient and are able to see the good in situations. They stay focused on their goals and stay positive, even during difficult times. When we live in the present, we are more connected to our emotions and can calm ourselves in difficult situations. We also have more patience and can appreciate the small things in life.
The future is always uncertain, but by being hopeful we can allow ourselves to dream and plan for the future. We can live in the present and enjoy the journey, instead of worrying about the destination.


When times get tough, it can be easy to fall into a negative spiral. Sometimes it gets worse that getting out of that dark room feels impossible or really hard. If needed please seek professional help in such a case.
Staying positive is important. One thing that you can do is to remember that things will get better. Another thing that you can do is focus on the good things in your life. Believe in yourself. This can be difficult, but it can help you to approach life with a positive attitude and, as a result, feel happier and more in control.

you will be okay, you have no choice
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15 thoughts on “5 Tips to Stay Positive When Life Gets Tough

  1. I’d like to add the following tip: When you feel overwhelmed and unable to tackle anything, just find one small thing to do. Sometimes that one small thing is enough to give a bit more wind into our sails!

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      1. That makes me happy to hear! I’m just getting going in my day, but am going to attend a fundraiser for Ukraine, so I’m excited!

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  2. I love the idea of keeping a journal, I had a friend write a post about keeping a journal for mental health. Especially writing whatever is on your heart no matter how brutal and not allowing anyone to read it. Just having the freedom to express yourself without a fallout. Beautifully put.

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  3. I think your exampple of “mood chantes” after someone close dies deserves its own post. One simply cannot stay positive in that situation wich will also very from person to person. It’s the everyday things: traffic, bleak news, relaltionship troubles, economics, that seem to drg us down. Death is a whole other category. What do you think?

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    1. Completely agreeing with you. Death is a whole other category, I didn’t think that way while writing. Death is more of a real pain not just a mood dragging event. But I was trying to say in that paragraph that, we should accept the situation or event that are not is our control. One can definitely not stay positive in the event of death, the pain will stay there but understanded the fact that it happens to all and no one have control on how, when, and where this gonna happen with whom, will help a bit to stable our mind. (again it’s vary from person to person and situation to situation)
      Thank you for showing me a different perspective of my words. I should have used different word instead of mood for that particular example.

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  4. Thank you! Journaling and exercising are so helpful to me but I struggle with the last one for some reason. Being present is hard for perfectionits like me. I’m always thinking about more beautiful alternative realities and what I can do to make them come true. That’s why I try to meditate every day the moment I wake up. It helps me live in the present moment.

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    1. yeah being present is most difficult task for a mind. We all struggle with staying focused, me too but as long as we are trying I think we are on right track.
      Thank you for sharing your words. Have a great day!

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