First, think about your situation. Let yourself feel sad or angry, if you need to. It’s part of the healing process. Do not hold back your emotions, because that is not a healthy way to heal.
Think through the situation and find the positive part of the situation. It may be tough, but generally there will be at least one opportunity in this situation. For example, if someone passes away at an old age, they are now not in pain. If your relationship ends, this is an opportunity for you to reconnect with yourself.
Focus on the positive that you figured out. Of course, this is difficult because you often have to reach to find that positive thing. In any case, try to focus on it. This will help you boost your mood and feel a bit less depressed or angry.
If you can’t find the silver lining, there is the “it could be worse” or “I still have lots of positive in my life” tactic. You may have lost your job, but you’ve still got a great and supportive family. You may be feeling depressed, but you have a great support system. Use this to motivate yourself to move forward.
If this negative situation just happened, try to sleep. Often, a good night’s sleep will help you feel better about a situation. It helps you sort out your thoughts. It may not be easy to fall asleep, but when you do, it will be worth it.
Try to keep a positive attitude. If you think positively, you’ll feel better. It really does help.