It is obvious that life isn’t always easy, and we are presented with numerous challenges each day. Whether it is what exam to study for next, what paper to cram in before the deadline or the endless thoughts about that one person who left you heartbroken, there are so many thoughts and decisions that could cause stress and sadness. Sometimes it is hard to imagine staying positive when there are so many things that can bring you down, but it is possible.


Focus on the positives.

I know it’s so easy to list all the things that went wrong today, but instead of focusing on the negatives, focus on the positives. You had a great conversation with that cute guy walking back from class, and you killed your workout at the gym! Once you start to list all the positive aspects of your day, you will realize your day actually wasn’t as bad as you thought.

Everything happens for a reason.

You deserve to be happy, and that is what you should be. Everything happens for a reason, and although it may not seem like it at the time, I promise you that everything works out the way it’s supposed to. Have a positive mindset and understand that when one door closes, another door opens, even if it is hidden at first. Instead of dwelling on the past, focus on the present and stay excited for the future.


Embrace those who love you.

Don’t forget to embrace and surround yourself with those who love and support you. Whether it’s your roommate who is your shoulder to cry on during your 2 a.m. breakdown or your best friend who makes you laugh until you cry, realize who is really there for you and embrace them. By surrounding yourself with those who lift you up, you will realise the amazing support system you have. This being said, please never take these wonderful people for granted. Embrace every laugh and do not take their company for granted. These people are placed in your life for a reason and are there to make you laugh when you don’t even want to smile.

It’s okay to focus on you.

Sometimes you have to create your own sunshine. By focusing on yourself, you will truly understand you and what is best for you. You will also learn how to be happy with yourself. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is not to rely on anyone else to make you happy. Focus on being happy with yourself first, then look for others who will just augment your happiness. Until you find that special someone, go ahead and get that mani-pedi, kick back and relax. Remember that at the end of the day, the only person you have to please is yourself.

Live life to the fullest.

Wake up each day with the mentality that “today will be a good day.” Take random adventures and take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that will be presented to you. Life is a beautiful gift, so try your best not to take it for granted. Although things may get challenging at times, remember you will never be handed a challenge that you can’t overcome, and those challenges will only make you stronger.


With all that being said, please never forget you are an amazing individual who has so much to offer. Instead of letting life get the best of you, show the world how wonderful you are. Just remember to stay thankful, stay grateful and make the most of every day.

Thank you for reading. Please let me know in the comments if there is anything you are grateful for and how you stay positive. Until next time.

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