As I try to remain upbeat given my current set of circumstances, I can understand why the brain can easily go into a negative state. There is only so much anyone can handle, before everything becomes too much.
The following helps me:
- Developing my spiritual awareness is something I have continued to do for many years. My beliefs help me to remain focused and positive, even when I’m dealing with stressful situations;
- I listen to music or read books that encourage me to remain upbeat. I tweet positive quotes and incorporate daily affirmations into my life, so that I continue to think positive;
- Think about all that is positive in your life and try to concentrate on everything you know to be positive;
- Try to be creative. Take up a hobby or exercise that will take you out of yourself;
- Surround yourself with people in your life who are upbeat, fun and spiritual. That way you’ll be more inclined to be positive when dealing with negative situations;
Through my own experiences now of dealing with a terminal illness, decide how much or how little you’re going to help the other person. Usually a relative’s expectations of the help they want will differ to what you must give.
It’s easy to give up all your time to help because you feel guilty; or you feel you should or its expected that you will, but it’s even more important to think about yourself as well. When you’re supporting someone else, who supports you?
My last thought for this blog, is that without remaining upbeat, it’s easy for illness to creep in. We need to remain upbeat.