Staying Positive In A Negative World

If you haven’t noticed that we live in a negative world, you just haven’t been paying attention. Whether it’s social media, news outlets, movies or just mainstream society there are countless number of negative images displayed in the world today. These negative influences have been especially evident during the past couple of years with the emergence of various news stories that have portrayed a negative narrative. These stories have created many debates, discussions and in some cases violence such as the apparent police brutality cases that have spread over many news stations over the past couple of years. Not to mention the presidential campaign that has brought up many negative and tasteless messages.  Then if you add in things like sickness, the loss of a job, or marriage problems, and you can easily see where over time the pressures of the world have caused some of us to lose our positive outlooks and steal the love and joy from our life.

It is very easy to let all these negative influence’s get us down and have us in a state of self-pity but it is imperative for us to stay positive despite the negativity that surrounds us. It is our decision to stay positive. It is our decision to live in peace, not in frustration with the way things are going. We make hundreds to thousands of decisions every day. Such as, when to wake up, what to wear, what to eat, what to work on and what to put off for another day, what to watch, read or listen to. We can’t get away from making choices. The world around us may be negative  we may hear it daily  where its gas prices rising, economy getting worse , real estate sales down ,food prices rising, which political candidate will become the next president and on and on it goes. In light of all the things that may be going on around us being positive is a crucial component to having a successful and happy life. This was one of my main purposes of starting this website to be a positive outlet for anyone reading my post to show the world that there still is some positivity left in this world.

Here are a few techniques that can be used to maintain a positive outlook when the world seems so incredibly negative:

  1. Control The Negative People In Your Life:

This is very essential to having a positive outlook because if you surround self with what I like to call “Negative Nancy’s”. It can bring you down and have your mind fill with negative thoughts. Make sure the people you surround yourself with are people who bring out the absolute best in you, not people who drag you down.

  1. Pray / Meditate:

This is a key component to staying positive its gives you another outlet to relive some of the daily stress. A simple two-phrase prayer can sometimes lift all the negativity off your shoulders.

  1. Laugh:

To simply laugh sometimes does the body well like medicine because laughter causes you to stay in present moment and enjoy it.

  1. Disconnect:

Sometimes it’s good to get away from friends, family, social media, TV and our cell phone and shut down and just give our mind a break.

Lastly there is nothing left to do but take action and begin improving your life and the people around you. If people live good lives, the allure of living in a negative way is suddenly gone. And remember, everyone does better when everyone does better. Comment below if you live your life with a positive outlook or is it a struggle to do so. Also if you liked this post don’t forget to like and please share!

Copyright ©2016 Jay Colby All Rights Reserved


About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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97 Responses to Staying Positive In A Negative World

  1. Thank you Jay! I agree.

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  2. Very great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. LOVED THIS👏🏻💛

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  4. Erika Beebe says:

    Excellent post. It’s so easy to let the gloom lead our thoughts but I am right there with you. Focus on the good at every moment.

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  5. Yōkina Living says:

    Great tips, I agree with presenting positivity as a process, so much more helpful! X

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  6. SarvottamKumar says:

    Laugh is the best way😅

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  7. John Stephen Gaitan says:

    Thanks Jay! I found myself smiling while reading your blog.

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  8. hellokathie says:

    I’ve decided to filter my social media feeds. Not seeing news that will upset or annoy me helps put my day in better perspective!

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  9. randyran80 says:

    Really like step 2 about prayer.

    1 Thessalonians 5:17

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  10. Inspiring post, Jay. Thanks.

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  11. Daedalus Lex says:

    Yes! Since so much negativity today comes from politics, let’s revive Timothy Leary’s 1960s slogan: DROP OUT of politics, left and right, since both sides are now in a divisiveness death spiral; TURN ON the lights of heart and imagination in place of all those academic theories about who hates whom; and TUNE IN to each other on the street in a spirit of shared humanness, irrespective of race, gender, or political affiliation.

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  12. aquibview says:

    Very nicely written, awesome.

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  13. Great post! Living in a space of gratitude and appreciation helps keep the negative brain chatter at bay as well.

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  14. fc1892 says:

    Hey guys I write blogs like this everyday very similar that follows the progress of me creating my FC1892 brand. I am a young man from Ireland and I’m blogging all my experiences everyday and I hope I am spreading positivity in them so please if anyone is reading this can they follow me and my blogs it would mean a great amount and I think everyone can take positivity and good vibes from my honest writing x

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  15. I have not lost faith in humanity. I believe we can change the course of thinking by our leadership. Leadership is defined as influencing other through our words and actions. (or silence at the appropriate time.) Thank you for your insight.

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  16. Many thanks for sharing… Nice and simple way to stay positive.

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  17. I so agree with disconnecting!!! That can make a huge difference! I heard a teaching recently that said spending 5 minutes 3x a day in gratefulness can reset your mind’s “normal” to joy! I’ve started doing it, being intentional with speaking life over others and telling them what I appreciate about them and it makes success a difference! Thanks for the tips!

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  18. hey jay
    brilliant post! the disconnecting suggestion worked like a charm for me! everyday i allocate some time when i turn off my cell phone! i can feel the changes in my mind within weeks.

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  19. This is a great reminder man, people really underestimate the power of prayer and meditation. God says, “be grateful and i will give you more”

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  20. Love your post! I find it so important to disconnect from technology and even people at time. Every couple of months I take myself out on a “date” and it helps me enjoy my own company while getting a break from my normal routine. Keep up the great work! Spread the love.

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  21. I think that it’s very hard to simply stay positive all the time. If you were I’d consider it a little over the top and quite possibly fake. However, negativity is normal but it’s how we deal with it and embrace it to change it into positivity 😀

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