3 Steps to Turn Negativity into Productivity
This is a question I find myself often asking. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, annoyed, frustrated, or just simply unhappy with the situations we are in.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Negativity eats away at you and can bleed into every aspect of your life as quick as a blink. Before you know it, you are feeling down, distressed, and just outright negative about everything.
But you have the power to change this! Don’t let the negativity win…turn it to productivity…here’s how:
Ask yourself these questions:
1) Why are you here?
Why are you in the situation you are in? What has brought you here? Why are you feeling blue about it?
Understanding why you are where you are and how you got there is the first step to change.
Feeling annoyed and frustrated with your job? Why are you working there? What events have brought you to this place in this time and what are your motivations for showing up?
Write those down.
2) Where do you want to be?
Typically, when we are feeling down or frustrated about something or being negative, it is because we would rather the situation be different.
Ideally, what would you change about your situation?
Would you have a different job? Would you be in a different location? Would you be doing different activities?
Really think about what is exactly causing you to feel this way and what the best possible case-scenario could be that would make you NOT feel negative.
Write this down. (be detailed!)