Summary of “Secrets of people who stay happy in the worst circumstances”

In the face of these setbacks, some people seem to fall apart, while others find ways to move forward and continue to get things done.
First, bear in mind that resilience does not mean ignoring the negative feelings that come along with a tough time.
That doesn’t mean that events can’t have a long-term influence on how happy you are, just that the best predictor of how happy you will be several months after a big positive or negative event is how happy you were before it.
Third, there are times when negative feelings are the best way forward from a negative event.
Quite a bit of work shows that when times are bad, people are more resilient when they focus on things they can do to move forward rather than focusing on the ways that circumstances have conspired to put them in a bind.
Surround yourself with people even if you don’t feel like it.
When you are angry about something at work, you tend to find reasons why other people are an obstacle to your success.
When you interpret the actions of other people positively, you are more likely to create good interactions with others.

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