During the stressful time that is midterm season, we all know how easy it is to get caught up in the negatives and start thinking about the worst case scenario.
Midterm season = pessimism in its prime.
Negative thoughts live for times like these. It’s as if they percolate deep down inside of you waiting for the day you let your guard down… And it’s so easy for us to give into them. Midterms put us more at risk than we think, but they shouldn’t. It shouldn’t be this easy for us to get consumed by all the stress and overwhelm.
Negative thinking can darken even the brightest of days and leave you feeling inferior and helpless. Positivism, on the other hand, is an underused defense mechanism against the detrimental toll negativity brings our way.
My advice: when something good happens in your life, celebrate it! Let the good times roll!
Too often do we overlook the amazing things that are going on in our lives, big and small. Celebrate the little victories too, because they all add up to something greater. Maybe you aced a test, got positive feedback for a presentation or maybe you just got up the first time your alarm went off. It really doesn’t matter what it is. It’s still something to keep your head held up high as well as give you a reason to smile. It’s actually crazy how much smiling alone can cheer you up!
I’m going to keep this post short, sweet and to the point. Take a moment at some point during the day to think about at least 3 positive things that have happened recently. Think about 3 things that make you feel good about yourself and what you’ve accomplished that day, week or month.
If you’re looking for more of a challenge, try keeping a gratitude journal. Write down things you are proud of and thankful for as well as things that make you happy! It’s a great way to self-reflect on the incredible being you are, and also the wonderful human beings around you.
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.