How to Stay Positive When Life Throws You a Curveball

Katie Sweeney
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Jessie Bush for Vogue UK

Sometimes life throws you an unexpected curveball. Your dad has a stroke. You get laid off from a job you loved. Your apartment is infested with bed bugs. When these sort of sudden roadblocks pop up—and they will happen to you sooner or later—you have to adapt quickly and deal with the situation. It can be hard to do this when you’re horribly depressed by the unfortunate circumstance. That’s why, when life hits you with adversity, it’s crucial to try and be as positive as possible. I’m not saying that you can’t have a good cry, but remember life goes on. At some point, you have to pick yourself up and keep moving forward. The only way you can do this is if you can face the curveball head on with a positive outlook. It’s not easy, but it can be done. Here’s how to stay positive when life throws you a curveball.

Have you dealt with a curveball? How did you stay positive?

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