Thoughts on Staying Positive When Things Look Bad

I need reminding during times like these that things are rarely as bad as they seem. Maybe you do too. 

With that in mind, here are four things that help me stay positive during difficult (bad or uncertain) times. 


Give people the space to tell you what they’re feeling, as crazy as it might be. And believe me, I’m hearing some crazy things right now.  

Be Thankful

Psychologists tell us that having a thankful attitude will improve our lives. In fact, there is a field of psychology called positive psychology. What does that mean? Positive psychology is the study of happiness. 

Be an Encourager

Think about this for a minute. Do you do better when someone encourages you or when someone condescends to you? Of course, you go for encouragement. 


Exercise is one of the best stress relievers out there. Get outside and enjoy the nice weather with a long walk each day. You'll be surprised how much better you'll feel.