Positive Power Tips
1 Don’t take haters to heart
It’s easy to take criticism personally –– especially when someone’s dissing something you’ve spent a lot of time on. Try to remember that everyone has different opinions, and just because one person has a particular view, it doesn’t mean everyone will share it.
2 Let it all out
If something has got you down — your BFF has cancelled on you at the last minute, or you’ve failed a test at school — tell someone about it! Whether it’s a friend, a parent or a sibling, let them know you’re feeling sad. Nine times out of 10, they’ll have been there too and will be able to cheer you up.
3 Think in the present
As you go through the day, don’t dwell on things that might have happened hours earlier, or the week before — and don’t spend time worrying about what might happen later. Focus on the moment!
4 Put it into perspective
NOTHING is the end of world, and we mean it! Whatever the issue, big or small, there are ways to get through and resolve the situation. Talking to someone you trust is the best way to reach a resolution and the old saying still stands: a problem shared really is a problem halved!
5 Don’t let fear take over
Ifs, buts and maybes can sometimes control your thoughts when faced with a new challenge. Try not to let doubts take hold –– instead, consider what might go right. Note down the positives you’ll take from the experience!
It might sound silly, but research has shown smiling can actually make you feel happier. Facial muscles send feedback to the brain which can impact feelings and emotions. If you combine your smile with a positive thought, the effect is even stronger!
If in doubt, listen to Ari!
Positive QUEEN Ariana Grande says:
“Girls, respect yourselves. Keep your head held high and speak only kind words. Know your truth. No one can ever take that away from you.”
“I don’t regret any of the decisions I’ve made in my life because with every choice I’ve made, I’ve learned something new.”
“Life is beautiful. Cherish every moment even if you’re stressed or hurt. There’s always tomorrow and it always gets better.”