It Was a Good Day Afterall – Turn Around Negativity

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  1. RoDarrick says:

    Perspective is integral to seeing positivity even in the presence of negativities. Having a bad day is normal and it doesn’t come so often. Learning  to overlook the bad in the day would be important to getting refreshed for other tasks that the next day brings. Reframing is an act that we all need to master so we can always live above the limitations holding us down. Thanks so much for this post and it is surely helpful.

    • Kat says:

      Hi RoDarrick, thanks for sharing. You make a really good point of normalising having a bad day too, thanks. Mastering out own repsonses is vital to being able to learn from our mistakes and move forward. ~kat

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  3. Henderson says:

    This is a very good post you have here. I think the issue here is very delicate and rampant. Everyone has a bad day some day. Sometimes it s hard and sometimes its not. I agree that the way we deal with them matters a lot but not everyone knows what to do. Making use of this three strategies, reframing, acceptance and gratitude is really a good way. I’ll be sure to always reflect on the good that has happen in bad days and be grateful for having one good thing happen to me. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Henderson, it’s a good practice to get into at the end of the day to reflect on the good things that have also happened in one’s day so as to shift how you feel about the issue. Thanks for sharing. ~kat

  4. Stephanie says:

    Hi Kat, I’m so glad I read this. I’m the type to simmer over something for ages and get annoyed at things like your dentist example. But your suggestion of reframing makes so much sense, and I can see how that can totally change the perspective of your entire day. For example, as you mentioned, being thankful that you had the money to even pay for the dentist and fix your tooth, is definitely a positive. When I read that example it definitely “reframed” my mind to think more positively about things when they seem to go wrong. Thanks for sharing a thought-provoking post 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Hi Stephanie, getting into the habit of reframing is a valuable tool to use on a regular basis for times when we notice we are having a bad day. Cheers ~kat

  5. Brandon says:

    Thank you so much for this post. My girlfriend suffers from anxiety and it’s been getting worse especially the last week or so. I want to help her as much as I can so I’m going to tell her about these tips. We will start with writing one thing that went well in the day and writing down things she is grateful for, Thanks again, will keep you posted.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Brandon, it’s hard when a loved one experiences anxiety the way your girlfriend is, but with your support and when you find helpful information for her, she will be able to implement some ideas so she can work through the challenges she’s facing. I would love for you to come back and share how she’s coping. ~kat

  6. SeunJeremiah says:

    This is indeed a step by step approach seeing good in every day as it comes, I use to be a victim of thinking of the negative aspects of everyday and problems I was unable to solve and that has affected me negatively, I’m very impressed with this post and I can say it has taught me already how to appreciate everyday as it comes and always see the good everyday brings.

    • Kat says:

      Hi, it’s great that you’ve been able to find how to appreciate each day as it comes. An excellent way to go with the flow instead of fight it. Seeing the good in life is always a positive. Thanks for stopping by. ~kat

  7. water life says:

    Anxiety and negativity are situations that we all experience a little too much every day. It is a shame to fill our minds with negative emotions because we bring negative things close to us. What I do when I’m anxious is to always think about the positives of the thing and how they can become even more positive. Every morning and every night we have to be thankful for our health and for all those who loved and loved us. Then we will be flooded with positive emotions for the rest of the day. Thank you for your amazing article.

    • Kat says:

      Hi, positivity can be fostered through conscious decisions about how we view what happens in our world. Even when bad days happen, they won’t always be like that unless we brood and dwell on it. Thanks for the lovely feedback. ~kat

  8. James Cavendish says:

    What an inspirational post, I have read it through three times now and you are completely right, if more people saw your post then the world would be a better place for everyone to live in, I will be sharing this with my friends, family and colleagues, I am sure they will benefit from it as much as I have.
    Thanks for sharing the love
    James

    • Kat says:

      Hi James, thanks so much for rereading the post. I’m glad it’s had a positive effect for you. I would really appreciate you sharing this within your network. I hope to have a positive impact on people’s lives. ~kat

  9. Dane says:

    I must commend the importance of this post in our daily life. Like you have said having some bad days is normal, everyday day can’t be as good as Christmas. Now the acceptance that its meant tobe and not brood over it and making it affect you mind is most important. In a wrap, bad days will come, good days will come but in all we all should face it as it comes and deal with it with a positive mindset. My opinion, thanks for sharing.

  10. Jay says:

    I remember a particular day in college when almost everything on that day went wrong. It was actually crazy because days like those rarely happen when everything just goes wrong even though they were not related. Of course I felt bad but to me it felt funny because such a thing rarely happens. I knew I was having a bad day and just went with it. The next day I came out stronger and ready to tackle the day.

    • Kat says:

      Well done for being able to go with the flow of a bad day and come back better the next day rather than dwelling on it or allowing it to dictate the next day for you. Thanks for sharing. ~kat

  11. Jordan Smith says:

    One of the best ways to start thinking differently is to change your perspective and look at things from a different point of view. You’ve listed awesome tips for changing ones perspective that you can see things in your mind in the positive way and allow space for gratitude. Their is nothing like a grateful heart. I try as much as possible to do away with negative thoughts no matter how bad my day was.

    Awesome write-up Kat.

    Regards!

  12. Gomer says:

    I can relate well to the thoughts here and thank you. Oftentimes, I find myself stressed because, our electricity here in our place is often problematic. There are frequent power outage and because I have an internet cafe business, I always feel affected. But then, like you said, I have to think of the positive and the good bits like it is an opportunity for me to stay away from my computers and spend some time reading a good book. 

  13. Lynn says:

    Over the years, I have learnt that to be able to accept the way things are, is really crucial. I realized that if I can’t accept the negative things which had happened, chances are that my mood will spiral all the way down. It is only when I am able to accept the way things are, that I am able to look at the positive side of the situation. Only then can I feel better and work on a solution!

    This post will be extremely helpful to those who are currently facing crisis of any kind and have yet to understand the power of thinking!

  14. Fiona Chan says:

    Hi Kat, thanks for your sharing here. I am happy to come across this article. Reframe is very important to change negative thoughts! I find myself really depressed recently because there is political unrest in Hong Kong. So I try to reframe my negative thoughts and feelings. For example, now a lot of Hong Kong people concern about politics, even though some of them are politically apathetic. And now it’s less overcrowded in Hong Kong. There are no long queues outside the restaurants, and people can have more living space. I agree with you that acceptance is important as well. But this is not easy.

  15. Shane says:

    This is a really important article that I think everyone can take heed from in terms of their everyday life.
    The daily slugfest which I like to call it can be really tough to keep getting up for when you are troubled by many issues that we can face each day.
    We are all wired differently to handle these things that are thrown our way, and not necessarily ready for the next family, work or other challenge that falls our way.
    It is so easy to be drawn into a cycle of negativity, whether it is self-inflicted or brought about from other people.
    Improtantly, finding the brighter aspects of life, whilst not always easy to be make as your focus, can certainly go some way to making you feel a whole lot better.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Shane, it can be very easy to be drawn into the negativity cycle. Even though bad things do happen, it’s okay to sit with how it makes us feel when they happen, but we also need to ensure this doesn’t dictate the rest of our day or week or month or life. Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts. ~kat

  16. Andrew says:

    Great advice. Many thanks for sharing this important message.
    It’s very important to know that what we think is actually our choice. Reframing is a great way to look at the positives in any situation as you say.
    We are not our thoughts and we have the ability to become the observer of our thoughts as they stream through our mind. This provides separation from them and gives us time to choose how we want to ‘feel’ about what is going on.
    Our thoughts lead to our feelings, so if we can take responsibility for our thoughts, and select to think good ones in all situations, we will automatically be happy.

  17. Tracy says:

    Hi Kat

    Thank you for this very timely post! Yesterday at work was one of the roughest days I’ve had in the 15yrs I’ve been employed with my agency. I was in tears on my way home feeling very hurt and underappreciated. Looking back now after reading your post and reframing my thoughts and the day, there were some positive things that happened. I supported a great cause by attending an event for Domestic Violence Against Woman, I have a great team whom I was able to discuss the day’s unforeseen events with and didn’t have to deal with it all on my own, and my adult son (whom I hadn’t seen in two weeks) came over for a visit for the night. Looking back, it wasn’t as bad of a day as I initially thought it was.

    Thank you for reminding me to stop and focus on the positives.
    Love your post

    Tracy

    • Kat says:

      Hi Tracy, it’s great to hear that this post has come at just the right time for you. You are an amazing person with a big heart and it sounds like you are supported by people around you. Things can shake us and leave us feeling pretty raw, but with the skill of being reflective as you have, you’ve been able to reframe your day to help you work through the difficult stuff that happened. Great personal work Tracy. Keep being you 🙂 ~kat

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