Hi everyone!

I'm back with another article - again, I know. I have a little bit of extra time now in my hands.

This time I want to talk about positivity. This topic has always been really hard for me - I identify myself as a realist with pessimistic nuance. Though I try to change that.
I have also struggled with a lot of stress lately. Because of that I often find myself being negative or frustrated - even depressed. And that only makes it worse.
It is really hard to get out of that circle. I hope that this article will help those who are stuck inside it.

1. come clean to yourself

This is a very important step. You need to be true to yourself and identify that there's something you want to change in your life.

Once you know, that you want to change, you can start to work with yourself and find solutions.

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2. you are a priority

I talked about this in my last article. You have to remember that nothing is as important as you. Worrying makes everything just worse.
Homework and job can wait. After all this life is about you and your feelings - not about how well you perform academically.

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3. let go of all the negativity

This doesn't cover just your own thoughts - I mean habits, friends and/or anything else that brings you down.

You don't need that kind of influence in your life. Everyday is a new opportunity and you should be happy for that.
If there's something that makes you feel worse it is not worth it.

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4. enjoy the little things

Life is about moments. Big or little, long or short. They all matter - sometimes the best moments are the smallest ones.

This is the hardest part for me. I'm very inpatient person. I usually tend to wait for the biggest moments and in the process I forget to enjoy life between those times.

Don't do the same mistake as I did and still do. There's something really magical about little moments.
For example I love playing guitar with my sister. I really didn't pay attention to it earlier but now I wouldn't want to do anything else.
Live in the moment.

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5. smile & laugh

Ah, this is the best thing to do when you are feeling down. Remember to smile and laugh!

This has been a really big thing for me - I love laughing with my friends more than anything. Also when I'm feeling sad smiling can make a big difference. I don't know why, it just does.

Btw, if your friend is feeling down, try to make them laugh or even smile.

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6. be with others

I kinda talked about this but anyway, speaking and being with other people makes you feel more empowered and happy. Even the introverts!

It's not nice being alone all the time. Socializing with friends or family can make your day turn to better.
Your friends can give you a lot of support and help to get you through a rough time.

Never underestimate the power of friends.

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I know that there's a lot more ways to feel more positive, these are just some of them.

Maybe I could make a second part if you guys like this one!

Be happy, don't worry!
Charlott