How to Keep A Positive Mindset Despite Hardships?
The result of everything that we go through in our lives is up to us. In other words, we will all face hardships, but it’s our decision the way that we deal with the situation.
There is no “do this” “Try this now” method to make our problems disappear. As human beings, hardships are inevitable.
You Wouldn’t know how to get up if you never fell down.
Everything that we go through in our lives, is a result of the decisions that we choose to make. So, to take the correct decision, you have to develop the correct mindset.
What is the correct mindset? How do you keep a positive mindset despite your struggles that you go through? How to keep a positive mindset during uncertainty? What is the best way to remain positive?
Here are 6 ways to help you develop the right mindset when you go through hardships.
1. Focus Your Mind On The Right Things.
Have you heard the quote that says; a man is a product of his thoughts, what he thinks is what he will become?
That is so true. The fact that we have control over our mind and thoughts, yet we allow it to wander to the exact places that bring anxiety and depression, is funny to me.
You have to see your mind as a battlefield. The enemy of your soul will constantly plant negative and hurtful thoughts in your mind. But it is you that ultimately decides what you allow, and what you will reject.
So, choose whatever that is true, honorable, and just. Whatever that is pure and lovely and commendable. If there’s any excellence, think about these things.
2. To Develop A Positive Mindset, Try to Find Joy In Your Hardship.
The Good thing about our struggles is that it won’t last forever. You can compare our hardships to hurricanes. What does hurricane do? From a good perspective, they clean things up.
All the rotten trees, The poor construction. The Junk Lying around.
You can say the hurricane is the one that actually creates the mess. Yes, the hurricane comes through and creates a mess. But five months later what will happen? The mess has been cleaned up and you see a cleaned-up landscape, new flowers, etc.
We will have trouble. One hardship after another will come our way as long as we live. But it is important to develop the correct emotional responses to our difficulties.
Somebody once said, a joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. So look at your hardships from a good perspective. And be joyful because our hardships are God’s redirection to the correct path.
3. Be Careful Of The Declarations That You Make Over Your Life.
Did you know that there’s power in your tongue? Your declarations over your life will become the exact things that will manifest into your life.
Think for a moment, what are the things that you have affirmed over your life recently? Perhaps “I am Positive”, “I will be happy” or “My life is a mess” and “I hate everyone and everything in my life?”
It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you, but what comes out of your mouth that defiles you.
So in honor of the one who has created you-God, why not speak life, happiness, and positivity over your life today? And not just over your life, but everyone around you.
4. Decide What The Result Of Your Hardship Will Be.
At the beginning of this post, I said that the result of everything that we go through in our lives is our own choices.
What do I want to say with this is, our reaction towards our difficulties will set a time frame of how long we will suffer?
There’s a psychology fact that says, life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent of how you react to it.
To maintain a positive mindset and attitude toward your problems, you have to start developing the mindset of a conqueror.
A conqueror is the one that already knows that no matter what life throws at him; he is a winner. Find the purpose and lesson for every hardship you go through. And then, you will conquer it.
5. Be Hopeful That The Sun Will Shine Again.
The funny thing about positivity is that people will sell you hundreds of dollars courses to find it. They will tell you in order to be positive you have to sit in a specific position or do certain exercises to find positivity.
But the power is actually in your hands. You can decide to see your problems with a positive lens right now! By commanding yourself to do it.
So let me ask you. If you are honest with yourself, do you really want to see things positively? Or is it that you already fell into the comfort of your hardships and you are too lazy to get out?
Rejoice in the hope that the sun will shine again. Learn to be patient in difficulties. Worrying will not help the situation, so look for ways that will help you move forward. Be constant in prayer, because prayer will move mountains.
6. Become A Person Of Faith.
The secret to get you through difficulties with a positive mindset is to have faith over your fears. Because that is it what will get you through.
If you tell your problem: “Hey problem, you have no power over me!” do you think that your problems will listen to you?
Fear and anxiety will shadow our lives every time a difficult situation knocks on our doors. Causing us to hide in a corner and look at everything as if there’s no way out.
But here is the secret sauce:
If you have faith, you can speak up to your problems and tell them that they no longer have control over your life. If you believe, that is exactly what will happen to you.
Sometimes we do so many affirmations and declarations. But deep down inside our hearts we don’t believe what we affirm. We think that “it doesn’t sound logical.”
That is exactly what faith is, the illogical will become a reality because we believe.
So, have fave faith and let nothing move you.
Conclusion: How To Keep A Positive Mindset Despite Hardships?
I hope that through this post you have found the push that you needed to change your perspective on your difficult situations.
You are alive, rejoice, and be glad in it. Life is our reality and all we have is now.
Hardships are hurtful, yes. You can cry and feel sad. But remember; that is not all that is to it. Train yourself to see everything with a positive mindset. Life will become easier for you.
Are you ready to apply these steps to your life?