Keeping A Positive Attitude Through Hard Times

Keeping A Positive Attitude Through Hard Times

This week I wanted to write about keeping a positive attitude through hard times. Everyone has trials and they are all so different. For me I’ve experienced abuse, divorce and health issues. Others experience financial difficulties, miscarriage, baby loss and a whole list of other experiences which can drag us down and really impact on our happiness.


I learnt early on that I can live in misery or I can make the best of every situation I face and choose to be happy. Don’t get me wrong our difficult experiences will inevitably bring heartache and pain but we can choose to bear it well, to have compassion and empathy for others facing similar situations and to make the most of life no matter what we go through.

Today I’d like to share a few tips on keeping a positive attitude no matter what.

Look for the Positive in Every Situation

Whilst we may not wish to go through certain experiences in life we can look for the positive in all situations. I can ask myself, what good has come from this terrible experience? I can create an optimistic viewpoint ask myself how the situation I’m in had made me stronger, helped me to grow or understand others better.

For example, I spent 5 years as a single mother. Whilst I never planned for my marriage to fail and found parenting on my own difficult, it did give me an opportunity to be independent, to see how strong I was. I’m now remarried and in a happy relationship however I now have understanding for others who are parenting on their own which at times can be very difficult and lonely.

Cultivate and live in a Positive Environment

I think creating a positive environment can set us up well to face the trials of life head on. After separating from my x husband, a man who had really affected my self esteem, I ensured my bedroom was a peaceful and relaxing safe haven.

I purchased new bedding, created positive quotes and placed them on the wall and accessorised the room in a way i’d feel happy and peaceful in my darkest moments. To stay positive it is important to have influences in your life that support you and lift you up instead of dragging you down.

You can start by supporting and being kind to yourself and surrounding yourself with people who support and uplift you. I had to get rid of Toxic people who were negative influences, who dragged me down and made me feel rubbish.

By Cultivating a positive environment, a peaceful space and decluttering the toxic influences from your life you can feel more happy and at peace.

Healing takes time. Pace Yourself and take things slow

Experiencing a breakup, a divorce, health issues or other trials is not going to be easy. Some things you can never fully forget. This is your life, an illness may be chronic and in your face. You may have lost a loved one you will and should never forget. Your not expected to. These things are very real in your life but you can heal and the pain of the experience lessen with time. You can overcome and choose to be happy, to face each day with a positive mindset and focus on the good things.

Of course there will be times you feel low, feel like your about to crumble, that your whole world is falling apart and sometimes you will need to take time out to simply rest, to be calm or regather yourself. That is okay, we all need time and with time you can face each day with a more positive attitude and be the strong person you are.

Sometimes It can seem like it’s the end of the world. Your going through the hardest and most difficult experience ever but you can and will get through as you take time out, look after yourself and focus on the positives in life. It may not be easy but it will be worth it.

Positive attitude

Cuddle Fairy

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  1. October 24, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    This was lovely read. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post. Being positive does help.

    • Angela
      October 24, 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Oh it sure does! Thanks for commenting Stella!

  2. October 24, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    I find you to be such an inspirational woman, you just speak such good sense. I agree that a positive attitude makes all the difference.

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Thankyou. That is a lovely compliment.

  3. October 24, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    I think all of us can relate to tough times, perhaps in varying degrees but challenging periods none the less. I loved this post. So positive. You are absolutely right, we have to look at the positives in all situations, no matter how bad. I really like your tip about putting positive quotes on your bedroom wall – a constant reminder to stay strong. Tx

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Agreed. I’m glad you find my tip useful. Quotes really inspire.

  4. October 24, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Being positive it so important and helps us to see the light at the end of the tunnel. xx

    • Angela
      October 24, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      I totally agree. Thanks Katy for stopping by!

  5. October 24, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    A strong and important message here, being positive can make all the difference. I am the worst for over thinking and worrying about things and it really affects my health. x

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 9:05 pm

      I totally agree. Positivity can make a huge difference.

  6. October 25, 2016 / 9:46 am

    I always look for the positive and it’s got me through some very difficult times over the years.

    Great post x

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Thats great to hear Cass.

  7. October 25, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Very inspirational Angela, perfect for the new blog name! Having a positive mindset really does make such a big difference. x #CandidCuddles

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m glad you like this.

  8. October 25, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    I completely agree with this. I have always tried to look on the positive side of life and I think it really helps!

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thankyou Ali. It really can help in all areas of life. I try to be positive although sometimes it is easier than other times.

  9. Leri
    October 25, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing! So inspirational.

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      your welcome and thanks for taking the time to read.

  10. October 25, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    You are absolutely right – keeping your head up and a positive attitude is key.

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks Colette. Positivity is the way to be!

  11. October 25, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Attitude really is everything. I have always tried to look at the way bad experiences have affected my life in a positive way, it can be hard to do at times but the old saying of what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger is very true x

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      I agree. It is amazing how our attitude can affect our life.

  12. Lan Hoang
    October 26, 2016 / 12:37 am

    I think it’s more about being balanced no matter what happens

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      I agree. 🙂

  13. October 26, 2016 / 6:14 am

    What a great post that will help lots of others I’m sure. I used to be quite a negative person but nowadays I have the mindset that life is too short to dwell on things too much. Easier said than done sometimes 🙂 x

    • Angela
      October 26, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      I agree. I think we can grown and change and develop with time but yes some things are hard to be positive about- especially really difficult life experiences.

  14. October 28, 2016 / 10:41 am

    I agree – so much does depend on our attitude. My quote about mindset this week has a similar message. We really do need to take charge of how we think about ourselves & others, it makes all the difference. I love the photo of you & Sylivia – you look gorgeous! You are a true inspiration Ang. Thank you for sharing your quote with #candidcuddles xx

    • Angela
      October 28, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Agreed. Thanks for commenting Becky. It’s true there is a lot to say about mindset and the way we think!

  15. Kellie Kearney
    October 29, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Oh I love this, there is positivity around every corner, we just need to change our mindset. Great read!

    • Angela
      October 29, 2016 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks Kellie. I totally agree!

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