In every bad situation is a positive, you just have to look for it.-DCPR.
No matter the situation this remains true. The only thing is that sometimes the positive gets buried so deep it’s extremely hard to find. Or we get overwhelmed by the situational aspects, that we can’t see any good coming out of the situation. Ever. I get that, the situation itself could be so tiring, draining or exhausting that there is no energy left to go on a big search for the one, if not many, positive(s). However in this cloud of darkness there is a positive but no I am not talking about the positive that is found in the midst of the situation. No, I am talking about the constant positive.
The constant positive is/are the thing(s) that are there no matter what happens. Now yes, they may change in shape and/or form but the baseline remains the same. The core of the constant positive remains the same. For every person this is different for two reasons. Number 1, the obvious, the situation that you’re in varies from person to person. Number 2, the lifestyle that you uphold means that what is a constant positive for you might not be a constant positive for me and vice versa. Anyways the point I’m trying to make is this; the constant positive is always there with a stable baseline and is easy to see, hence the part of it being constantly present.
The constant positive: a positive that is always present in one’s life. It has a stable baseline and can be easily recalled/found in a bad/difficult situation.
The constant positive will help because it will be the light in the darkness of every situation. More importantly it’ll help refocus the mind to the positive which will enable it to kill the panic mode that you’re in and adjust the sails to the solution and/or end of your situation. Eventually, I hope, the positive will also be found in your situation. For every person the constant positives are different but I’ll share mine so you’ll get a feel of what I mean.
3 constant positives in my life
- Family: for me this goes far beyond the persons who I share DNA with. My family consists of the persons that genuinely care for me and I for them. Yes we fight, get angry and frustrated with each other but at the end of the day I love them, they love me and we’ll be there for one another no matter the situation. Just to be clear the positive here is the love and the fact that I have people around me who can help me.
- Health: Now I know this sounds weird knowing that I am still sick but there are parts of me that are functioning the way that they should (I think, I’m not a doctor). The biggest one being my heart. It is still beating which means I am alive and that to me is a constant positive. As long as I’m alive I can do something about every situation.
- Writing: In the song Breathe by Anna Nalick she says the following: ‘’If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to.’’ No matter what happens I’ll write about it either in my diary or for the blog. After I’ve gotten it all down on paper for a moment in time I feel better even though I haven’t really done anything about the situation. No matter how many times I do this, I still get that feeling which makes it a constant in my life.
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See, instead of persisting and potentially risk frustrating yourself looking for a positive in a bad situation take a detour. Look for things that are always there, no matter what is happening in your life. On some days it might even be a simple bar of chocolate. When you’re aware of the constant positive in your life you can draw on that to continue looking for ways to find a positive and/or solution for your situation.
What are some of the constant positives in your life? Tweet or mail me (mail is your fastest option in terms of reply time!), I’d love to know if there are ones I could add to my list. You can also use all the above if you need help finding the constant positive in your situation.
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