We live in a world where negativity is all around us. Since it is all around us, we need to be extra careful to find the positive in life. This is easier said than done.
It is also something that requires practice. To be able to find the positive in life, you need to start off by carving out time to look for the positive.
I understand, when you get in a negative state, it is difficult to get out of it. This can be especially tough when you are dealing with a brain injury.
I have found that when I started, I needed to find something small and simple. Start with the fact that you are alive, or you can read.
These two examples are things you are actively doing right now. It doesn’t have to be significant. Some days I can be thankful that I got out of bed.
Negativity will not allow for progress. It is crucial not to dwell on the past. You need to work on focusing on what you can do.
After a brain injury, your life has changed. That is okay. Focus on what you can do and what you have accomplished since your injury.
I have found that it is also useful to look towards what you could accomplish in the future. There is a world of possibilities for your future after your injury.
Negativity can push others away
Recovering from an injury can be difficult and requires social support. Nobody enjoys being around someone who is negative all the time.
The people around you understand it is difficult to be positive; it will go a long way if they can see that you are trying to be positive.
It will take time to be used to find the positive in life and it will get easier as time goes by. Believe in yourself.
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