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Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Negative: it’s been a tough night in our house with one armed me and my brother then cracking his first major wobbly for a couple months when I asked him to help me make dinner
Positive: it’s ok, it’s over and dealt with, everyone is fed and reasonably calm. Sends shivers down my spine when I see it unfolding because it’s just like what I used to do.

Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Hi @Saltwaterdreamtime, the positive you have drawn from this negative really shows your resilience under pressure! The support you offer those around you is so powerful, and I can see so much compassion in your post, that even when you were in pain and experiencing an injury that you were able to manage the situation with your brother and help to reground him. Hoping that you also get to do something for yourself today to regroup Heart


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Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

@Jess1-RO  Thanks Jess, I went out for a walk at the beach today and spent some time on my own. 

Im feeling a little down and sorry for myself at the moment with this injury to be honest

Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Hi @Saltwaterdreamtime 

I hope the walk made you feel a bit better, sorry to hear about your injury, I know how tough that can be. Sending good vibes your way Heart


Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Thanks @Claire-RO It’s tough at the moment I can’t do as much around home
as I did before so I need help from my brother so it’s a new thing for him
too he doesn’t do anything usually tbh

Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Neg: The last few days have been so hard, with lots of stress and stupid negative thoughts.

Pos: I've been through tough times like this before, so I know I can get through it this time.


NegI've been putting off sending a really important email, which is now overdue.

Pos: It's a tough email to send, and even if I send it in the next couple of days, things will work out.


Neg: My sleep schedule is so stuffed it's not funny.

Pos: I'm not working at the moment so that gives me a good chance to help get myself back on track.


Neg: Socialising is just so darn hard.

Pos: People are accepting of me as I am.


Neg: I'm constantly criticising myself in everything that I do, and believing these thoughts.

Pos: I'm slowly learning to live with these thoughts and challenge them.

Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Hey @mrmusic

From what I can tell from your post, you're doing a really admirable job of pushing and working  through some really stressful and exhausting situations. You've a great job a flipping all the situations you described into ones that you have control and agency over, which is amazing. 

This is a really great example post for the whole community! Smiley Happy

Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Thanks @Andrea-RO. Heart

Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

just here to send you my support ! I value the way you've put together both 'sides of the coin' and i'm hoping the hard last few days you've had lead into some better ones for you Smiley Happy

Re: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Negative:A teacher at high school once said that I'd achieve nothing in life.

Positive: Just found out the apprentice I hired is that teacher's son.........