Tuesday, 29 January 2013

10 Ways To Stay Positive...

As the January blues kick in and GCSEs get closer, I feel much in need of a positive boost! 
So today I felt inspired to do a post on 10 ways of staying positive :)

1. Plan something to look forward to...
Whether it's planning a trip into town or to the cinema with your friends on a weekend always give yourself something to look forward to. Then when your sat feeling miserable in maths class you can think of that exciting something ahead of you :) I always find that summer is the thing I look forward to the most.

2. Surround yourself with positive people...
If you're surrounded by people who are constantly focusing on the bad or discussing your failures then you're never going to be able to pock yourself up from them and move forward. Surround yourself with people who cheer you on, pick you up when your feeling down and bring out the best in you.

3. Eat healthy...
I'm not the world's most healthiest eater, but I always find the more fruit and veg I eat the more energetic and positive I feel about myself. If your like me and find fruit really really dull then drink smoothie! Obviously don't completely quit eating chocolate and cake and all the sweet treats you love but get the right balance. 

4. Go to bed early...
This sounds really dull but I find that if I go to bed early I wake up feeling a lot more refreshed and therefore a lot more positive! 

Coziest looking bed EVER!

5. Watch films...
Whenever I've had a bad day at school I find that if I come home in the evening and watch a comedy or a rom-com it really improves my mood. However don't watch anything too lovey-dovey and tragic and don't watch unrealistic films that have a perfect easy love story as I normally find that those kind of films leave me thinking 'why isn't my life perfect like that?' Find your perfect feel good film and watch it whenever you're feeling low. 
Some good films are:
Friends with Benefits
Mulan (or any good Disney films!)
Breakfast at Tiffanys
10 Things I hate about You
This is from the film 'LOL' Douglas Booth will most
definitely make you feel better if you're feeling down!

6. Have a dance-a-thon to some happy tunes...
Wack on some One Direction or some cheesy happy songs and just have a dance to them!

7. Go on Weheartit...
For those of you who may not be familiar with the website Weheartit (shock horror!) it is a website filled with images basically! I always find some really inspirational quotes and images on their and they always make me feel so much happier!

8. Learn from mistakes...
If a situation has gone wrong or you did bad in an exam then don't get negative and punish yourself. Look back at the situation or the exam paper and think 'what went wrong?' when you know what went wrong then you can deal with it and make sure it doesn't happen next time.

9. Give yourself a pamper...
Whether it's a face mask, a makeover or going to the hairdressers for a new, refreshed look make sure you treat yourself every now and then. It makes you feel a lot more positive and also makes you feel good about yourself!

10. Think positive thoughts...
Every now and again just tell yourself that you can do anything you put your mind to. Be proud of you achievements and work on your mistakes because after all nobody is perfect and your not the only one who feels down about life every now and again.

'A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but also more useful than a life spent doing nothing.'- George Bernard Shore. 

I really hope that you have enjoyed my post and that I've managed to give you some ideas to feel positive if you've been feeling a bit down lately :)
Till next time,
Laura xx


  1. Thanks for the tips! xxx

  2. What a lovely positive post and great rules to live by! xoo

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  4. oooh yeah, summer can definitely come. can't wait to go outside and enjoy the sun again:) also love weheart it - inspiration no. 1!

    lots of love xx


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