Lifestyle

How to stay positive

Everyone has their down days, however eventually you just want to be more positive about life and sometimes it’s hard when the people around you are always negative.

Every time I have maths, in the morning I always try to be positive about it and think about the overall benefits of passing maths. Staying positive and thinking “you can do it” helps me through my lessons. However it’s sometimes hard because some of my classmates are so negative and hate maths, so they always make negative comments, and their negativity pushes out my positivity, so I end up going into class feeling really down and depressed.

On the other hand, I like to stay positive for all activities and to just make me feel happier. Here are some of my tips on how to stay positive.

What do you like to do to stay positive?


APPS


There are so many different apps out there to help you stay positive and happy, however, I wanted to try meditation because I know it could help. I found an app called Calm. It’s free and easy to use. You can select which type of meditation that you want to do, whether that’s to stay calm, anxiety or sleep meditation. I started the anxiety one and it’s a 7-day programme. Each day you listen to 9-12 minutes podcast type thingy and relax. I love this app and it has helped me a lot.

Every morning, I grab a drink and sit on either my bed or floor and pop on the app and listen to the woman, who is so calm and peaceful.


STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVITY


This one is quite an easy one, but try and stay away from negative people in your life. Obviously, this will be hard if they are family or friends. But what I tend to do, is listen to them when they’re moaning or being negative but I kinda zone out a little but make sure I look like I’m interested. In my head I sometimes have a little moan about the person talking to me, for example:

Friend: I really don’t want to do this, it’s so annoying and it’s going to ruin my life
Me (inside voice): Oh, shut up! It isn’t going to ruin your life and yes it’s a little bit annoying but so are you…

Always remember INSIDE voice, otherwise, you’ll lose a few friends.
Also, maybe try and tell them it’s going to be okay! Give some of your positivity to them.


QUOTES


Pop quotes up all over your room, or have one as your wallpaper on all your devices. Just surround yourself with positive quotes. Pinterest, Tumblr and Google are full of quotes.
I have a section of my wall where I have a few of my favourite quotes. To see my favourite quotes, click here.
Quotes help me a lot, whenever I’m having a down day I search for a few online and save them, or I look at my wall and just stare at them till I start to feel a little bit better.

  “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
-J.K Rowling


HAVE SOME ‘YOU TIME’


It’s really important to remember to have some time to yourself, no one else is going to do it for you. Just take out 10 minutes a day or an hour a week to do some things that make you happy. Here’s a list of things you can do to stay positive and happy:

– Read
– Listen to music
– Shop (online or actual shops)
– Have a chilled bath, with your favourite bubbles
– Watch a movie, you’ve been wanting to watch forever
– Stick quotes up around your room
– Go for a walk
– It’s up to you

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