Difficult or Not?
Like Staying Motivated, Staying Positive is a state of mind. What you can learn by practicing.
Practicing over and over again till the new habit you want to learn, staying positive, has been settled in your Subconscious Mind.
And you are following this habit without thinking. Subconsciously.
There are times in our lives when it is difficult to stay positive.
You are searching for another job, and every time you get a "No".
After a few times, it feels like a personal rejection, while it is only a professional one.
Yet is something that can make you down. Or worse.
How do you stay positive?
First and foremost, try not to take it personally.
When you are looking for a job and every time they tell you "No", or you aren't invited for an interview, you might want to change some things.
To start with your resume when you are not invited for interviews.
When you are invited for interviews, and you are sure you have right education, experience etc., but still they tell you "NO", hire a Job Coach who can learn you how to have to write a perfect resume and how to do/have a perfect job interview.
I know it is hard to stay positive. But keep in mind, it is their loss, not yours. There will be something better coming to you. As long as you believe in this.
The Universe, the Divinity, will reward you for your positivity.
Like with Motivation, follow below tips.
What has been scientifically proven to keep yourself motivated are the following exercises:
1) Listen to I AM affirmations first thing in the morning. Speak them also out loud.
These positive affirmations (when listening and speaking them out loud daily, will rewire your brains into positivity).
You can also listen to them, and repeat them in your mind when walking. Or another time you normally listen to music with headphones.
Mindfulness meditation. Guided positive meditations.
They only take 5-10 minutes and are worth coming out of your bed a few minutes earlier.
2) Imagine many times a day how happy you will feel with a perfect job.
Be sure you are in a quiet room/place when you do these visualizations. Visualize big, and keep it positive.
3) Make a Vision Board
Vision Boards help to visualize your goal(s). When imagining what you want this is good. Make it visible (make a printout!) and put in on a visible place.
And you will never forget your goals. And you achieve your goal much easier than without these 3 things.
All change will cost effort. ALL CHANGE. When you are willing to give it your all, you will achieve your Goals & Dreams.
As said above, do not punish yourself when you stepped beside your path. You can not change the past.
Take a deep breath and go back on your path. Forgive yourself. And be confident you will achieve your goal.
Start immediately doing above exercises again, they will not take long, and you'll get back on track again.
How to Stay Positive?
1) Keep a Journal or Diary. Write all the small achievements in it. And positive things happened. Also, positive things you want to happen during the day.
2) Treat yourself after achieving a goal. A new book, perfume. New clothes. Whatever you want.
3) Make a Gratitude Jar. Best to begin in January. Clean a Glass Jar and decorate it the way you want.
Now write a note every day with something positive that happened that day. Write also the date on the note.
Fold the note and place it in the Jar.
New Year's Eve open the Jar to read ALL the positive things that happened to you the past year.
If you are always inclined to stop. And to put your goals aside, then it's time for a Life Coach!
A Life Coach helps you to Achieve your Goals and keeps you responsible for getting them.