I’m not trying to have a pity party but I have gone through times when I questioned why certain things happened to me. I’m sure everyone goes through a period of time thinking that though. We are all faced with horrible events more than we should but I am learning to be more thankful for when these kinds of things happen to me.
It gets you nowhere.
One thing I’ve learned about being negative and pessimistic: It gets you nowhere. The only thing you get out of complaining and being angry is wasted time on making all of these bad feelings.
I’ve learned over the years that I’ve put so much time into being negative about things that I sometimes have no control over. I would get mad and ask, “Why me?” all the time.
When my dad passed away, I was always asking why I had to be dealt with these cards.
Everything that has happened to me has made me so much stronger.
I did lose my father at 14 years old, but I also did have a great father for 14 years who taught me plenty of things. He was amazing and couldn’t have been anymore awesome.
I had someone in my family who was really mean to me and told me they never wanted to see nor talk to me again, but I learned exactly how NOT to talk to my future children.
I look back and I get angry about myself for waiting a couple years to start school, BUT then again, I would’ve went into school with the totally wrong mindset and would’ve ended up switching majors halfway through school. I was given time that allowed me to gain much experience working with special needs children and adults.
I realized I don’t ever want to work a job in the corporate world nor work in a cubicle 9-5.
I am who I am because of my past.
Being put through certain events in my life has grown me into the kind of person I am today. Sometimes I can’t help but be angry with the way things worked out in my life, but instead of wasting time about that I simply move on.
This is so cliché to say, but life is so short and I am beginning to realize this. I’ve wasted SO much time being a negative sour pus and I’m really sick of wasting time and energy into something that isn’t helping me.
Everyday seems like a challenge on not complaining and not saying any negative things, but I love that I am instead putting energy into trying to be more positive and optimistic about my life.
Exercise and eating healthy really helps me with feeling better about the day. I have also started practicing yoga which helps tremendously as well. Being in college and working to take care of myself can become quite stressful at times, but all I have to do is stay in check with things and be thankful for everything I have.
What are things you do to remain positive through tough times?
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