Actively Searching for Positivity in Your Life

Finding positivity in your life when healing and recovering from trauma can feel next to impossible. It can feel like there is no positivity at all at times.

Healing and recovering from trauma will be a lot of work and will often feel like it is all negativity. Being immersed in trauma recovery can be overwhelming. Which is why finding what is positive in your life can help tip the scales from feeling like everything is all negative and all trauma all the time.

When we find even slivers of positivity in our life, amidst all of the trauma and pain, it can make the difference between a good day or a bad day. And help us to push on.

At first, searching for positivity will feel like a herculean task, but you will find something. Look hard. It certainly doesn’t have to be big or eventful. You can start small with whatever you find even slightly positive, and build from there.

Try doing it on a weekly basis at first for a few weeks, and see what you can find. Or use it whenever it feels like things are tipping more to the negative side of things.

Remember, the goal of finding positivity is to help remind you that not everything is negative and pain all the time, there can be moments of light and positivity.

And to give you a breather. Finding a small positive moment can give you space to get back into the hard work of healing and recovering from trauma.

– Complete the following sentences…
– This week, I really enjoyed…
– This week, I felt happy when…
– This week, I felt excited when…
– This week, I felt peaceful when…
– This week, I felt capable when…
– This week, I felt confident when…

– It can also be helpful to reconnect to activities you used to enjoy
– In the past, I enjoyed…
– In the past, doing… made me feel confident and capable…

– Think of positive or enjoyable activities you might be doing if you were not struggling…

– If I wasn’t struggling so much, I would really like to…

– Focusing on events related to positive emotions will help you chip away at negative bias

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