People will always be judged for their beliefs and their appearance. Unfortunately, that judgement (on both the side of the judger and those being judged) can trigger extreme negative responses in people – extreme enough for murder, hate crimes, and terrorism to result.
So rather than dwelling on the negatives that we see in our world on a daily basis, why don’t we focus on the positives. How can we celebrate humanity, rather than condemn it?
I’m a planner by nature. No, not the super artistic type who can turn a grocery list into a fabulous, doodle-filled work of art, but the type with spreadsheets and reminder apps running her life. Do I think this is cool? No. Do I think this is fun? Not really. But do I think this is important for everyone to do? Absolutely! Allow me to explain why.
Do you often find yourself wishing you had more time in the day to focus on things you really care about, rather than getting bogged down by the boring, yet necessary activities that must inevitably be succumbed to? You may think that there is nothing you can do about the chaos in your life, but I have good news!
So many people think that you are either born a “glass half full” or a “glass half empty” kind of person, and that we must accept our fate that there is nothing that can be done to change that. Well, I beg to disagree.
If you feel stuck in a rut of despair or despondency, this post is for you. Or if your day is often ruined by some minor negative incident that causes the rest of the day to spiral out of control, read on. It happens to the best of us, but here are my tricks for focusing on the positive and practicing intentional optimism.