Often times it is expected we suppress our emotions, get over it and move on. Despite this expectation, if you dared to share how you feel, the ” Kim, there’s people that are dying ” is slapped on your face. Now the only options you are left with are, suck it up and move on or Google and vent.
I know it’s the latter, and it do be like that sometimes doe! Don’t worry I won’t be hitting you with the ” don’t cry you’re so sweet uwu ” but instead I have listed 6 practical ways which can help you get through tough times and stay positive.
In no way is toxic positivity helpful. Suppressing your emotions will only help you stay positive for a short period of time. In the long run, this can cause a problem.
1. Get it out of your system
Talk it out. Cry! Do whatever to address what you’re feeling as it is so important to acknowledge that you are not okay.
One way to get it out of your system if you are not comfortable talking about it with others is by writing!
Take a book or a piece of paper and write down what, how and why feel what you feel!
2. Quit being a victim
I know it’s easy to get caught up on how they were mean, that you didn’t deserve it, etc. But, the longer you keep allowing yourself to stay in that mindset without taking responsibility, the longer you suffer.
By that I certainly don’t mean how you felt isn’t valid. It may not be your fault, but it is your responsibility to deal with it.
3. Branch out
Do something you wouldn’t normally do. Paint, meditate, it’s a stress buster. Don’t be too harsh on yourself. Sleep!!
Painting calms you like nothing else. It doesn’t matter if you are not good at it. All you have to focus on is enjoying it.
4. Stay away from social media
I know you won’t admit it, but social media does affect your well-being and isn’t the best way to distract yourself when you are feeling low.
Social media is the biggest contributor to dopamine hits. This means that social media can make you happy for a short time period of time.
However, in the long run, getting over social media addiction can be difficult especially if you use it to stay positive
5. Read books!!
Mostly fiction as you can distract yourself for a little while. You could also watch movies, dance your heart out to your favorite songs.
Reading can also be a great stress buster! If you want some book recommendations, click here!!
6. Listen to metal
You probably didn’t expect that but it works! Listen to songs that make you feel good about yourself.
Spotify has this amazing playlist Death, Metal & Beyond or if you like indie/country music, then I have a playlist on spotify for that too. Click on this link to check it out!!
Leave a comment if you have it saved on your playlist 😉
Lastly, there are numerous ways to get yourself going but these could be a few ways to get started. Stay happy Stay positive. Hope you found this useful 🙂 Feel free to check out my other posts!!
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6 thoughts on “6 Ways To Stay Positive During Tough Times”
6 is my fav number 😛
Omg love this post! This is so helpful and I will def being trying #3 a little more! Thanks! 🙂
Glad you liked it! 🙂
Very good tips, thanks for sharing~
As usual, Divya has some great advice. Personally, i listen to classical music for relaxation (it’s playing in my office as I type this) but music in any form can have a calming effect.
I smiled at your comment about painting. It reminded me of a lyric from my younger days:
Sing. Sing a song.
Make it simple to last your whole life long.
Don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear.
Just sing. Sing a song.
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