I have trouble staying positive when I get stressed.
I get negative.
I lose my temper.
I swear more.
But instead I need to stand up straight and say, "I can do this! I believe in myself! I am a positive person! Everything will be fine. Negativity, get the hell away from me! Anger, go off! Yaaay! I can do this!"
I give myself a hug.
I kiss myself.
I pat myself on the back.
"Are you ok?" my son asks.
"Never been better!" I shout, as I grab his hand and begin to skip down the street. "Totally fine and normal!"
Which is what people who are totally fine and normal say all the time.