We all have days that maybe aren’t the greatest.
Or moments that could be better.
Or experiences that just seem to be lacking.
But how we handle these situations and move on from them is what can sometimes count the most.
If we have a bad day and sit and dwell on the fact that everything is terrible and it will never get better, that dark cloud is going to do nothing but linger. Filling our thoughts with more negative energy than necessary and causing us to just feel worse and worse until the sky opens up and just completely lets us have it.
Don’t get me wrong – everyone is entitled to feel bad about themselves or bad about their day sometimes. We can’t win all our battles and every day and every moment can’t be perfect.
But if we sort through the day and think about even the faintest glimmer of light that we had or saw – and put a little more effort into focusing on that, then all of a sudden, often your day doesn’t seem that bad after all.
Sometimes it takes a little bit more digging and thought to find the good in each day, and even if you chalk it up to making it through the day alive – it still counts.
The more often you make it a habit to always look for the positive, the easier it gets. And the easier it gets, the better you feel. And feeling good, being positive – its kind of like going on this amazing diet that makes you just absolutely stunning. People notice.
The power of positivity could turn a negative experience into maybe not a positive one – but a more objective one.
You can take from the experience some lessons learned and some thoughts on how to do things differently.
For work this can help your job or working with others tremendously. Especially if working as part of a team as you’re constantly striving to push each other to find the best practices and best ways to work happily together.
Rather than always being at someones throat because of their performance, offer helpful suggestions or different tasks so that maybe you can steer them towards a different path that works better for not just yourself, but them too.
For something such as a restaurant, maybe if for example in your negative past you would write off a dining experience due to one small part of the whole process. A poorly made salad, a distaste for a certain seasoning, louder guests, or slow service. If there was something that also made that restaurant stand out such as a great dessert or a great meal, instead of writing it off completely you could adjust your future experience. You can be more prepared for anything potentially negative (if its a louder establishment, this could be your go to for groups as groups tend to be louder), or just out right avoidable (a definite pass on their salad).
In most things in life there is a silver lining.
A small glimmer of hope, faith, or lessons learned that if you look for it, can take the edge of a negative situation.
Squeezing the positive out of any situation is getting the most out it. Even if its hard. And it will ensure that those dark clouds stay away just that little bit longer, or break up a little bit quicker so you can let the sun back in your life.
Some days it can be more difficult than others to find the rainbow or silver lining. No one said its always going to be easy – but it will be worth it.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.