Remain Optimistic

When bad things happen, it’s easy to be negative and fall into the unhelpful cycle of “why me?” This mindset is highly unproductive as you wallow in misery instead of doing something to improve your situation.

Conversely, people who remain optimistic, even in the toughest of times, naturally bounce back faster. They take positive action to brighten their mood and effect change to improve their circumstances. Optimism is a powerful tool in overcoming adversity.

Research shows that optimists develop more positive ways of explaining disappointing events, and they are often able to reframe them.

You may be surprised by how much calmer you feel in the face of adversity when you choose to find strength and joy during the darkest of times.