If you feel like you live in a perpetual dark cloud, you are not alone. Millions of people struggle with unhappiness and depression. They struggle to overcome negative emotions and challenging situations, but often land right back where they started, in a pool of negativity. Eventually this seeps out into other areas of our lives. It impacts our relationships, our jobs, and even our health. The best way to overcome negativity is to focus on the positive. At first, this is not an easy task. In fact, you will have to completely retrain your brain in order to accomplish it. However, with a little hard work, you can teach yourself how to shake away that funk and get back into the sunshine, embracing joy and enjoying life once again. Here are some tips to help you overcome negative emotions and challenging situations in your own life.   Stop Focusing on the Worst Case Scenarios Are you the kind of person who sees the glass as half empty? If so, you undoubtedly battle a negative mindset! If this is you, make an effort to stop focusing on worst case scenarios. Instead, try to spin your situation into a positive light. For instance, if you lose your job, don’t think of it in terms of how you have lost financial security. Instead, look at this as the opportunity you have always wanted to pursue a new job doing something you are truly passionate about!   If You Are Feeling Stuck, Get Moving When you find yourself in a bad situation and you feel like you simply can’t get out of it, it’s the perfect time to make a bold move. After all, if things are truly as bad as you think, then what do you have to lose? Now is the time to muster up your courage and do something bold and brave!  Perhaps you have been looking for a  job for months and you still rely on that unemployment check to come in the mail to provide for your family. Instead of wallowing in your unemployment and feeling like you are stuck in your situation, do something bold! Go out and apply for a job you really want but never even considered doing. Enroll in college courses. Ditch your fear and capitalize on your “rock bottom” to start moving up in the world.   Embrace the Good Things In Your Life When all else fails, go back to the blessings in your life. Start finding joy in the little things. Get up early and watch a sunrise. Take a walk with your kids and learn from their untainted joy in every little detail of life. Learn to notice the beauty of the flowers again and allow yourself to enjoy life for the first time in a long time. By embracing the good things in your life, you will overcome negative emotions and challenging situations and find your step again.