How to Have a Positive Outlook When Things Aren’t Going Your Way

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on How to Have a Positive Mindset

It’s important that we first establish what is meant by a positive mindset. A positive mindset is one that focuses on all things that are good. And when I say focus on all good things, it doesn’t mean avoiding negative things in life because truly, you can never tell when bad things might happen. 

A positive mindset means that even in the worst possible situation in life, you will still be able to see good things. It means making the most out of a bad situation and turning it into something positive.

So how can you stay positive even in the most unlikely situation? Here are some tips for you to maintain a positive mindset:

    • Acceptance. This is the most important step in having a positive mindset. You need to accept the fact that you can never tell when bad things will happen. I mean, you can put measures in place to try to lessen the chances of them happening, but even the most sound plans can never give you a 100% guarantee that things will always go the way you want them to. Acceptance will prepare you, even more, to face uncertain circumstances in life. Things can go in an unexpected way, but it’s not the end of the world.
    • Notice If You Tend to Focus on the Cumulative Bad Events That Happen. When things start going in a different direction, we tend to start losing that sense of control. Most people would then start looking at all the other things that didn’t go well for them in life. It’s easy to connect all unfortunate events together as if the entire universe is conspiring against us. And this is another common thing you should avoid doing when circumstances become unpleasant—tracking all the other bad things! 
    • Look on the Brighter Side. For example, Instead of thinking about all the other unfortunate things that happened to you in a day, why not list all of the good things you have in life? Or write down the things that could potentially come out good even when the situation seems hopeless? This approach will help you to recondition your mind to make the most out of a seemingly unbearable situation and turn it into something good.
    • Refocus Your Energy. Now that you already know how a potentially bad situation can be turned into something good, it’s time to refocus. Exert all of your energy and effort into matters you can control rather than things you can’t. There is no point dwelling in anything you can’t control. So step out of your routine; do something you have more control over. Start practicing this and you’ll be surprised how circumstances can quickly come from worst to the best!


Interview: Dr. Alice Fong

Known as the “Virtual Stress Doc,” Alice Fong, ND,  helps busy professionals break free from their stress and anxiety so that they can focus on what matters to them using a 5-step holistic approach. She is the founder and CEO of Amour de Soi Wellness, which offers one-on-one wellness programs, corporate wellness workshops, e-learning, and resilience training courses. 

Dr. Alice is also a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers and coaches those who want to build a virtual practice. She owns a second business called Thriving Wellness Practice, which she launched in order to expand her reach and impact of integrative medicine around the globe, by helping practitioners help more people.
She also co-hosts a Video Podcast Show called “HappyTalks with Dr. Alice and Donovon,” and has given talks around the country for healthcare providers, corporations, organizations, women’s conferences and for the general public. She is a world traveler, CrossFit athlete, and lover of personal development and authentic deep conversations.
Learn more about Dr. Alice Fong at

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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