5 Simple ways to deal with Negative Situations
Convert a negative situation into a positive one!
Most people are unable to overcome a negative situation. A negative situation may arise in your personal life such as not being able to get a job or in a relationship. It may also be in your professional life such as not able to get promotions, or up your product sales. These negative situations arise out of the negative emotions and are the single biggest enemy of our life.
Therefore, what do we about it? The answer is to eliminate the negative emotions inside us to stay happy. This is the most logical and simple answer for this question.
But where do these negative emotions come from? According to a research, almost all the negative emotions depend on blaming someone or something else for the negative situations that happen in your life. This is human-like quality and will happen to each one of us and even happens to successful people too. So then why do some people come out positive from a negative situation? The key is this - People tend to hold on to these negative emotions, even if they can’t do anything about it or change it. This drives them into the loop about thinking about the same problem again and again. But it is this behavior that separates successful people from the crowd.
Here are 5 simple-to-do success hacks for turning a negative situation into a positive one:
Take responsibility of all the actions
People who drive themselves out of a negative situation hold themselves responsible for all the situations they are involved into. You might say that you cannot be responsible for something that you have not participated in, for example, if your car was parked in the parking lot and someone bumped into your car. Yes, you are correct, you are not responsible for the action but you are still responsible for the way you respond to it. It is important to note that you can’t take responsibility of your life or situations and be negative at the same time. It is contradictory to the human mind.
Take a deep breath, stay calm!
It helps to slow down the rush of blood and helps to you to respond and not react. Resolve to stay calm when something negative happens and a deep breath drastically increases the chances of a positive reaction to the situation.
Good In, Good Out
It is your mental diet that determines your character, similar to the physical diet that determines your physical health. Therefore, it is important to consume good mentally, in order to deliver positive thoughts and actions. Read educational, inspirational and motivational stuff like books, blogs, videos, etc.
When you face a negative situation, a fight, a conflict, a problem, etc, try to shift your mind to think about the possible solutions to resolve the matter. Collect facts about the situation, ask questions and write your problem and everything down (mostly for business problems). This is the second most successful technique to turn a negative situation on its head. As soon as you realize that you are in a negative emotion, think of possible ways to resolve it.
Successful people are highly action oriented. When they face a problem or a negative situation, they find possible solutions and think what can be done next, how to fix this situation. This is the most successful technique of handling a negative emotion. Think about how to accomplish the next action to fix the situation.
Handling negative situations and responding maturely to turn them into positive emotions largely determines your personal success and happiness in life.
“Nobody can make you feel negative about a situation other than you. You have complete control over the way you feel, the way you respond to a situation and the way you think during the day.” - Brian Tracy
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