5 Tips to Stay Positive When You’re a Negative Person

You might have been told that you’re too negative all the time, but it can be hard to snap out of it if you’re a naturally pessimistic person. Fortunately, these five tips will show you how to stay positive when you’re a negative person, so you can start living the life you want rather than living in the shadows of your own negativity. All it takes is some practice and commitment on your part, so let’s get started!

Tip 1: Realize That Feeling Down Isn’t the End of the World

As humans, we’re not always going to feel positive about every aspect of our lives. Sometimes it’s because of circumstances outside of our control, but sometimes it’s simply because you woke up on the wrong side of bed that day. Instead of immediately wallowing in negativity, though, try making an effort to be aware and mindful of your negative thoughts.

This can help you counteract any negative thoughts that may enter your mind without letting them spiral out of control. It also helps if you remind yourself that feeling down isn’t actually as bad as it seems. Feeling depressed or upset for a short period of time is normal—and having these feelings doesn’t mean anything’s wrong with you or that there’s something inherently wrong with your life.

Tip 2: Remember the Sunny Days

It’s easier said than done, but when you’re in a funk it can help to remember times you were genuinely happy. What was different about those days? Were you more present in those moments? Did your energy levels feel high? Or maybe there was something else going on—like amazing weather or an awesome adventure.

Whatever it was, try to be mindful of how that made you feel and try to bring some of that energy into your current situation. Maybe look at photos from happier times or listen to songs that remind you of better days. The point is to acknowledge that life is full of ups and downs; we just have to do our best not to let negative experiences take over our whole world.

Tip 3: It’s OK to Feel Bad Sometimes

We all feel bad sometimes, but it’s important not to let these negative feelings get out of control. The key is realizing that negative emotions will always be there—it’s part of being human—and recognizing how you react when they crop up. For example, if your kid spills his milk and you can’t help letting out an exasperated sigh, it’s best to acknowledge those feelings and then just let them go.

Don’t hold on too tightly: If you do, they’ll only become stronger. Instead, try something like counting to 10 or taking deep breaths until you’ve calmed down. Then, once you’ve regained your composure, talk with your child about what happened and why it upset you so much.

This will give him a chance to apologize for spilling his drink (or at least see why he should apologize) while also teaching him that life goes on even after mistakes are made. Remember: It’s OK to feel bad sometimes; we all do!

Tip 4: Replace Negativity With Positivity

One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s possible to stay connected with so many people without leaving your house. But it’s also easy for me to get distracted by what everyone else is doing, which can make me feel even worse about myself and my life.

Instead of scrolling through Instagram, I spend time catching up with friends on other social networks (like Skype or Voxer), or over text messages or phone calls. These are great ways to keep in touch with friends who don’t live nearby, and they’re also a good way to remind yourself that there are lots of people out there who care about you—even if you don’t see them every day.

Tip 5: Don’t Compare Yourself

Comparing yourself with others is perhaps one of the worst habits you can get into. It’s especially bad if you’re constantly comparing your worst traits to other people’s best ones. Remember that everyone has challenges and hardships, and by focusing on those in other people, you are making them feel good about themselves at your expense—and that doesn’t make sense. Focus on yourself instead and try to live up to your own expectations. If you meet your goals, then you have no reason to compare yourself with anyone else.


Ultimately, it’s your attitude that’s going to determine whether you can overcome adversity and stay positive. No matter what life throws at you, remember: your thoughts shape your reality. So make sure they’re as positive as possible! You’ve made it through all 5 steps! Congratulations!

Nawab Mohsin

Google & Udemy Certified | SEO | Content Writer | Social Media Promoter | Blogger | Freelancer |

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