Sarah Boyd


The 9 most powerful questions to get perspective in a difficult situation

The Art Of Positive Reflection, Even In Negative Times

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The art of focusing on the positive side of life, is a skill that is learnt over time.

I do not believe that most of us are born with an innate sense of gratitude and appreciation about the lives we are living. In fact, we often quickly and easily fall into the trap of felling stuck and unhappy with where our lives have ended up.

Sarah Boyd

As the year is coming to a close, many of us reflect upon the events of the past year.

It may have been one of your best year’s yet, and you find it easy to call to mind multiple elements that you can appreciate.

Other times, somethings the only thing we can feel truly grateful for, is the fact that the year has finished.

No matter the circumstances of your life, learning the art of positive reflection, will help you increase your resilience and not get stuck in negative thinking.

Our ability to overcome the challenges in our lives, starts in our mind.

What do you give your attention and energy too? What meaning do you attach to these situations? 

If you can change these things, you can change your world. 

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey.



1 Focus On The Personal Change

How has what you have gone through changed you for the better?

Has it made you a stronger person, more in tune with your spiritual life, deepened your relationship with your loved ones…


2 Focus On The Positive Support Around You

Even if it has just been one relationship that has walked with you this past year, they are a gift.


3 Focus On The Meaning That Could Come From Your Adversity

How could you help others because of what you have gone through?


4 Focus On The Future

What do you want to change or be different in the future. Dig deep for faith that things will get better.


5 Focus On How Much This Past Year’s Events Will Matter In 5-10 Years

This will help you gain perspective.


6 Focus On The Gift Of Personal Responsibility

For many challenging situations we find ourselves in, we have the power to change them. This is also a gift.


7 Focus On Hope

For the deep loss in some circumstances, that we can do nothing to influence, focus on the fact that you have made it through; even if you think you have done so ‘poorly’, you’ve still made it this far…


As we can learn to train our brain and our thinking patterns to look for the good, even in tough situations, we gain the strength and resilience to overcome the adversity in our lives.

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