Tips For Staying Positive

Sometimes staying positive can be difficult. The more you practice positivity in your daily life, the easier it can become. Positivity can greatly benefit your quality of life and overall health. Here are some tips to help keep a positive mindset.

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  • Exercise

Get up and get your blood flowing. Whether you go for a walk or hit the gym, a little physical activity can make you feel a lot better. It has been found that exercise releases chemicals that can make you feel happy.

  • Meditate

Spend some time relaxing and reflecting silently. Meditation can expand awareness within an individual. Having a clear connection between the mind, body, and soul can help release negative emotions.

  • Practice Self-Care

It is important to take care of yourself and put some of your needs first. Make sure to do the simple little things for yourself to avoid stress.

  • Listen to Upbeat Music

Put on some of your favorite songs and get lost in the music. Dance, sing, or just sit back and listen. Take some time out in your day to relax and just get lost in the music.

  • Smile

Researchers have found that making yourself smile has can actually make you feel happier.  Try to smile a little more and see how it makes you feel! Choosing to smile can put you in the right mindset to stay positive.

  • Spend Time in Nature

Go out and get some fresh air. Getting away from your everyday busy life can help you destress. Spending some time off in nature can be a great time for you to do some self-reflection.

  • Limit Social Media

Turn off your cellphone and distance yourself for the drama around you. Taking a break from social media can reduce your stress and help you worry less about the things going on around you.

  • Sleep More

Try to get enough quality sleep each night.  It has been found that getting enough sleep can help improve your mood.

 

Remember that positivity is contagious! Spread your joy and positive attitude on to the others around you. Also, surround yourself with people who help lift you up. Take life one day at time and do your best to enjoy every moment.

 

~All you can do is work to become a better you~

~Sadie Wrobel

Take A Minute and Ask Yourself “Is It Worth It”?

Stress PhotoLife is already full of stress with all the schoolwork we have…why add to it? Family life, relationships, and personal problems are always obstacles in life, and all that stress will slow you down. So think about a situation that has happened to you where you could have thought “is it worth it?” and how that situation could have changed or maybe even been avoided if you would have done one or two things differently.

Summer is coming and before you know it, the future will be here, too. Maybe summer will cause a separation between you and your boyfriend/girlfriend, best friend, or family member. No matter who it is, it will be hard and thinking about the future coming and what you want to do with your life will only make it harder. My advice: LIVE IN THE NOW. Don’t create unneeded stress, and you will be amazed at how easy life really is and how easy it is to be happy each day.

Boyfriend/girlfriend: My first tip is don’t be jealous and crazy. Maybe there will be distance between you. Try and make the best of it! Don’t worry about what they are doing every second of the day. If you are meant to be together, they will stay true to you. Is fighting with your significant other over something stupid while he/she is miles away really worth it? Adding that stress upon you while there are truly more important things to worry about is not worth it. Trust me. Remember, if it’s meant to be then it will be. Always ask yourself “is it worth it?”

Family/friends: Sometimes our parents or other family members do not understand how stressful it is to be a college student. Adding random stressors like family drama, hometown gossip, or whatever is it will not help you. Listen, but try to just let it blow over your head. Why add more stress to yourself worrying about what someone else is doing when you should be just worrying about yourself! When it comes to your friends, don’t sweat it. If you have a busy week or maybe a busy semester, true friends understand that and will still be there for you when life finally gives you a break. Don’t worry about what they “think” you’re doing. It’s your life, and true friends stick by your side.

Yourself: Remind yourself that this is YOUR life. No one should tell you how to live it. One of my favorite quotes by someone anonymous is “I think we like to complicate things when it is really quite simple; find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and you are set.” Don’t push things away that scare you…it is now or never. You don’t want to be that person that looks back and wishes they would have done something different in their past. Worrying about what others think of you, “is it worth it?” Who cares what the world thinks? This is your life, live stress free, and do what makes you happy.

You could workout every day, eat a healthy and clean diet, and get amazing grades by putting all of your effort into your studies. Through all of that hard work each day, don’t forget about the inner “you”. At the end of the day, when you are laying in bed thinking about the events that occurred that morning or afternoon, ask yourself if each situation was really worth the stress or other emotions that it might have put on you.

Now go evaluate your life. Are you living it the way you want to…in a way that makes it as easy as ever to be happy? It shouldn’t be hard to have a happy life and live as stress free as possible. So get to work!

“Always remember that it doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you keep on going”
~Kenzi Weidman

Sources: Happy Quote