Positivity and Positive Thinking

How to Use Positive Thinking to Overcome Difficult Situations

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Use Positive Thinking to Overcome Difficult Situations

Often in life we are faced with hardships and difficult moments. In many cases, people are not prepared to deal with sudden changes and difficult circumstances and they can become overhwelmed leading to despair and depression. Using positive thinking techniques is one of the best ways to feel mentally healthy and prepared to deal with whatever happens. In this OneHowTo article we tell you how to stay positive in adverse situations.

Steps to follow:


For starters, when a difficult and challenging situation arises, you should consider whether you have any power to change it. We are always trying to change things we have no control over but this is a foolish waste of energy, because we are powerless to do anything. Learn to differentiate: if you can change things, do it; if you can't do anything, let things happen as they will.


Know that to be happy, accepting things as they are is the most important element for developing positive thinking. Although sometimes it can be hard, make yourself strong enough to face anything in the best way possible; it is important to be mentally strong and work to have self-esteem. You might find another OneHowTo article will help you improve your self-esteem with a few simple tips to help you feel more confident.

How to Use Positive Thinking to Overcome Difficult Situations - Step 2

Always think that things that happen are the best or only things that can happen, even if they are bad and tragic. You can always learn, grow and strengthen yourself as a person when anything happens to you. Think about what happened, use the experience to grow and don't get hung up on anything.


Develop your positive thinking. This will help you maintain a strong and mature thought process for everything that happens to you. Put positivity into practice. Always smile at everyone and try never to use negative words and use the word NO as little as possible. Speak positively and learn to love yourself and appreciate the good things around you and within you.

How to Use Positive Thinking to Overcome Difficult Situations - Step 4

Lead a healthy and full life, exercising by playing sports, practicing meditation, surrounding yourself with friends, doing things that you like doing, working on something you love, traveling, resting, sleeping well, loving and giving everything to others that you can. With this lifestyle, only good things will come.


Enjoy every moment and live in the present. Close the doors of the past and do not think about what will happen in the future. So when bad things happen, you will have enough energy to deal with them. Always try to smile and be kind to others. Sensitivity and love are the keys to a life that will give these same things back to you.

How to Use Positive Thinking to Overcome Difficult Situations - Step 6

Practice different techniques such as Mindfulness to live by the philosophy of detachment. This will help you not feel bad during difficult times; you'll see things from a different perspective and be able to accept the challenges, deaths and breakups. Don't be afraid to seek help from a professional if you really need it.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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  • Enjoy every moment.
  • Have confidence in yourself.
  • Let things happen as they will.
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Building positivity in life is not a one day process and requires a lot of effort and work. Even if today you felt like you could have done better but didn’t, don’t let it stop or discourage you. Every inch of the mile counts and all the little steps will take you to the place and person you need to be.
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