Humans have a leaning towards negativity. Our news media know that - and to sell space they broadcast stuff about corruption, crime, hate, scandal . . . Maybe it’s in our evolutionary genes where not so long ago, our survival depended on being able to react quickly to danger. But whatever the reason, bad news sells because we demand it.
Positivity is a choice we all have. And we have the power to make that choice many times each day. There have been many studies on the health effects of positive thinking. In short - if you are an optimistic person you are more likely to have greater resistance to things like the common cold, reduced risk of death from heart attack, better ability to deal with stress and depression and . . . you are likely to live longer.
So, you can see the obvious dilemma . . . how to be naturally positive when human nature is to veer on the negative side. And so it’s not something that will come naturally – and like all things that are good for us, it requires conscious effort on our part.
You may have heard about “The Secret” which is simply the “law of attraction.” I don't like the marketing behind this concept – it’s overbearingly cringy (in my humble opinion), but the concept is sound. Essentially, whatever consumes your thoughts is what you will eventually get in life.
You become what you think. Applying this concept means that you simply focus on what you want, and not what you don’t want. Because if you were to do the latter – the latter is what you will attract.
Try it . . . and see whether the concept works for you.