How To Remain Positive In A World Full Of Chaos
In a world full of violence, terrorism, racism, and political divide, how is it possible to see the good in humanity? How can you maintain some semblance of positivity when every time you turn on the news, it's one gut-wrenching story after another?
Perhaps I'm naive, but I truly believe that good prevails evil and that we have the power to make this world a kinder place. Foolish thinking? Maybe so, but here are 5 things you can do in your everyday life to remain positive in this chaotic world.
1. Choose to be positive
Did you know that happiness is a choice? It's not something that someone else can provide you. It's also not something that can be obtained by material things. It's something that you provide to yourself, every day. It's a choice, and it's your choice.
2. Control your everyday environment
Do you have toxic friendships? Let them go. Do you have bad habits that negatively affect your health and/or mentality? Let them go. Are you buried underneath a pile of clutter? Clean it up. The point is that you can control the quality of your surroundings and you have the power to bring more calm, happiness and positivity into your life.
3. Limit Media & Electronics
Do you check your phone first thing in the morning? Do you scroll through the news before you go to bed? It may be time to rethink these habits. By limiting media and electronics, you can decrease the amount of noise that bombards you day-to-day.
4. Assume the best in life yet be prepared for the worst
It's not safe to go through life with rose-colored glasses. You need to be realistic and know that bad things can and do happen. However, you also shouldn't live with an apocalyptic mindset. Find the perfect balance by assuming the best of everything and everyone, yet preparing for the worst.
5. Start a gratitude journal
At the end of each day, write down 5 things you are grateful for and see how instantly your perspective changes. It's such an easy and cathartic thing to do that will drastically change how you view your life and surroundings.