Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Positive Things Can Come From A Negative Situation

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Life (611)      Positive (36)      Negative (19)      Experience (11)      Insight (4)     


Positive Things Can Come From A Negative Situation
Image by Marie Vonow

Health issues which lead to not being able to continue your job, negative interactions with another person, high blood pressure during pregnancy, breaking an arm or the end of a marriage are negative situations. These things have all happened to me but looking back I see some positive things resulted.

I started my working life as a teacher in a primary school and I intended to make this my lifelong career. Less than three years down the track I had to take leave without pay as I was experiencing problems with my throat and classroom teachers need to be able to talk, sometimes loudly.

Fortunately I was able to undertake other work and so I did house cleaning and odd jobs until I got a transfer into a position in the Education Department where my voice wasn't under stress. I had some interesting experiences while cleaning and doing other jobs in various homes. The experience made me see myself as able to adapt to a change in circumstances.

Recently I had some negative interactions with another person. I was upset by this as I don't enjoy conflict or drama. However, as a result of this event I turned to others for support. The friendship, level headed advice and hugs supplied really helped me. The bonds of friendship have been strengthened with those who provided support.

When my obstetrician said I would have to spend the last three months of my first pregnancy in bed due to high blood pressure I burst into tears. It meant I couldn't continue working or doing any of the other things I was accustomed to doing. I was also worried about the baby I was carrying but both he and I were fine after the birth.

Having three months in bed gave me the opportunity for creative writing and to do all sorts of things I didn't usually have time for. I had time to reflect on life in general and I formed a close bond with the baby growing inside me. I also came to realise one can lead a full life, just in a different way, if restricted to one's home.

When I was employed as a support worker with a woman who couldn't use her right arm as the result of a stroke I had more insight and understanding of her limitations due to having broken my arm when I was a teenager.

The end of a marriage brings turmoil and tears. However, down the track I found a sense of freedom. I learnt to do various tasks for myself because I had to do them and this brought a sense of independence. I returned to study at university which I enjoyed immensely.

When one is in the middle of a negative situation, one doesn't want to hear platitudes about 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger' or that it will all work out in the end. One doesn't appreciate being told that it is a learning experience by someone who isn't going through a difficult time. However, sometimes later on you can look back and see some good came out of the experience even if it is simply the knowledge that you will survive life's negative experiences.


# Experience
# Insight
# Life
# Negative
# Positive
I like this Article - 5
More Articles by Marie Vonow
When I left secondary school I started university the following year
116 views
As I write this it is early June and therefore officially winter
111 views
Verbophobia comes from the Latin word, %%verbo%% meaning words and %%phobia%%, the Greek word for ...
130 views
A person can be alone much of the time but not feel lonely
112 views
I have to admit I am not super quick to accept new technology
60 views
Speaking in public is one of the biggest fears for many people
134 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
There have been so many changes over the past sixty years in many areas of everyday life
527 views
To say online dating is becoming increasingly popular is stating the obvious
128 views
ID: 44395
[ Submit a Comment ]
Yes indeed, we live and we learn, and after that learning, we apply the knowledge to similar situations!
Thanks for your response to my article, Carolyn. Many of the negative experiences we have also help people feel empathy for others. Some people then go on to form a support group or a writing or art therapy group to help others recover from trauma if they have experienced that sort of event/events. Because they have had negative experiences they are able to help others so much more effectively than someone who hasn't lived through them. Groups of this type can become very close so something positive can come out of it all.
Trending Articles
One day you are off to work in a busy office as you have been doing for the past five years or lon...
101 views
While researching tips for things that make people happier I came across the claim people who slee...
80 views
I don't recall hearing the term 'social distancing'
74 views
I love a bargain
129 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6607 views
Are you missing something in your life and you donít know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1813 views
If you do a Google search you will find plenty of quotes on the topic of happiness
80 views
There are some interesting You Tube videos where people talk about things they have stopped buying...
106 views
Some of us grew up in households with strict rules and routines, and others in complete chaos, b...
213 views
Recently I came across **armchairing,** another word that was new to me
92 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version