Positivity isn’t about just smiling at someone in the corridor.
It’s about being genuinely uplifted and pleased with life.
Sometimes, it seems like you can’t be positive. If you’ve had repeated negative or traumatic experiences, it takes a toll on your mental health and how you see the world.
Some days, I feel downhearted enough that I just want to go back to sleep and not get up at all, but then, as soon as friends say “hi” in the corridors, it feels like an amazing confidence boost. For me, it’s about loving yourself and making the best of everyday because you’re only going to be on Earth once.
So here’s some advice on how to be positive:
1. Follow self-care and positive pages on social media. (They really help me)
2. Listen to feel-good music. I would suggest Beautiful Soul by Jesse McCartney, Nine In The Afternoon by Panic! At The Disco, Perfect To Me by Anne-Marie and Movies by Circa Waves.
3. Hang out with friends. Maybe have a sleepover or go to the cinema with friends. Surround yourself with funny and supportive people; forget the toxic.
4. Talk to someone, like a teacher, parent or counsellor, if things get out of control.
5. Download the app MindShift. It’s an anxiety and worry app with meditation exercises and stuff to help you out, and you can use it anywhere at any time… and it’s free!
6. Meditate. Download the app Headspace and you’ll get a free trial of the app and afterwards you could pay for the premium addition.
Hopefully this advice will help, but if you’re dealing with anything please tell someone.