Just a few words on what positivity means to me.
Positivity doesn’t mean being happy all the time. You don’t have to fake a smile.
Positivity doesn’t mean you are hopelessly optimistic about everything. You can be positive and still be a realist.
To me, being a positive person means seeing the good in everything. And by that I mean; enjoying and being grateful for the amazing (and often little) things in life, as well as knowing you can learn from difficult situations. I have found that gratitude has been a huge part of me becoming a positive person. Being thankful for everything I have in life has made it difficult to see the negative side. I have so much good in my life, and so many great people that it is difficult not to be positive.
On the flip side of this, when I struggle to see the good, I have these great people to lean on. The other huge part of finding positivity is knowing that it is always OK to ask for help. It took me a long time to learn this one. I have always had a fear of being judged or feeling stupid if I asked for help. I was so afraid of being wrong that I would never ask for help. Somewhere along the line (I can’t pin point exactly when), I figured out that asking for help is not the end of the world. People are basically lovely and sharing a fear or something you struggle with can bring you closer.
Short and sweet today. The take home? Don’t struggle alone. Don’t just smile and say you are fine if you aren’t. Let someone help you. A friend. A parent. A sibling. Knowing that you have great people on your side is an amazing step towards feeling more positive.
Love Becky xx