Saturday, September 7, 2013

Blogtember, Day 3: Advice

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Since I accidentally skipped Thursday's prompt for Blogtember, I'm going to make it up by doing it right now! I really like this one, too, so I think it's important that I actually answer it.

Day 3 Prompt: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.

I have a couple of pieces of wisdom that people have told me or that I have learned through my own experiences, but they all come down to this: Positivity is the key to a healthy and happy life.

Keeping a positive attitude has been one of my goals for this summer and school year and so far, it's really paying off! I am so full of energy and ambition. I feel like this is really my year. Everything is different when you look at it in a positive light. You really can control your happiness. It's pretty amazing, actually. I actually just watched a video about the science behind our happiness and it's proven that we are in control over 40% of it! Our attitude and way of looking at life is crucial to our overall happiness. Positivity creates even more positivity.

On the other end of the spectrum, negativity just feeds itself. Getting bogged down in bad moods and demeanors only hurts you more. Sometimes it's not easy, but you have to just buck up and make yourself smile. Before you know it, you won't be forcing it anymore!

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I know how cliché this all sounds and everyone has heard it before, but I wouldn't be passing it along to you all unless I really truly believed it. I come from a background of anxiety and even depression. This works. Sometimes, yes, it seems unnatural, but it's completely worth it.

Here are a couple other pieces of advice I can give you all that kind of fall under this same mantra:

*There is no such thing as a crisis: Unless your life is in jeopardy, there is always a way to fix whatever it is. You can always get on the next bus, replace your stolen phone, or fix your broken toilet. Yes, someone may be upset, but it's not a crisis. Keep a cool head and stay positive!

*Everything happens for a reason. You may not see it right now, but eventually you will look back and understand why your boyfriend broke up with you, why your flight was canceled, or why you broke down on the highway. Sometimes you never find out why things happen the way they do, but you just need to trust that it's all a part of the grand plan of the world.

These are the things by which I try to live my life. What are yours?



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