It’s a difficult thing turning your negative situation into a positive situation – but it can be done. Wouldn’t it be lovely if life could run smoothly forever? Of course it would, but it’s just
not realistic. If life was forever great, then we would never appreciate the good things that come to us.
We cannot control what happens, yet what we can do is conquer the unexpected bumps into the road and make necessary detours throughout the journey – and I bet you’ll reach your destination in the end.
We are always going to encounter challenges; what we do to overcome the challenges is left purely to ourselves.
The most important thing to have the power and determination to turn your negatives into positives.
This week has been a learning curve for me, and it’s been a week where I have worked on attempting to be positive in not so great ordeals.
Here are some of the situations I dealt with this week:
Broken Car –
My car broke down, and when you’ve been used to a car it’s quite difficult to go without it. At first I was annoyed about my car breaking as anyone would be, and truthfully yes I did have an ungrateful and angry moment, but did it get me anywhere?
I could have spent the whole week being unhappy, but instead I walked home which changed my whole way of thinking. On that walk home I took in scenery I never would have noticed driving, I smelt the fresh air, and I smiled and said hello to people that were also enjoying their walk. During the spring stroll, I felt fortunate that I was actually able to walk home – some people can’t do that, and some people can’t go outside. So actually my car breaking wasn’t the end of the world.
A step backwards in savings
Paying for my vehicle to be fixed has meant that I’ve had to take a step back with the savings for the house, which of course I was upset about. I have been saving really hard as has Ryan, and it was a bit gutting knowing I might not have the deposit as soon as I’d like. However, my frame of mind when overcoming that situation was some people are homeless, and I am lucky enough to be saving for my own house. As I mentioned it’s just a detour on the journey and I will own my house at the end of this journey ready go onto the next.
My Grandad being in hospital
On Tuesday my lovely Grandad got taken into hospital which was a shock for us all. My Grandad is such a hardworking man and he never complains about anything, and I think that is why we didn’t expect it. By no means is this at all a positive situation and can’t really become a positive but we have tried to make the best out of a bad situation.
I turned all the negative and worrying thoughts into positives. My thinking was that Grandad was in the safest hands possible to enable him to rest and get better. Secondly, as a family we came together rapidly as one big unit and all helped each other. I have looked after my little cousin Lusius-Jack most of the week so that other family members could be at the hospital. Obviously with looking after an active little toddler has put a pause on me getting bits done, but we had so much fun. Without having the role of watching him this week I would have been stuck on my laptop or in the gym.
So, I think sometimes a bad situation can make you really stop and think. Family are so important and sometimes we are so busy doing other things we often forget.
Whether you think you can’t – There will always be a way that you CAN.
If a negative thing happens, I bet you’ll conquer it a lot quicker by positive thinking.