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There are so many things that can cause us to get down on ourselves. Grades, homework, relationship drama, politics, and more. In the midst of primary season, you could spend hours on behalf of your candidate phone banking and block walking. After volunteering your time for a cause you’re passionate about, nothing is worse than getting let down by the results. Same with school. Spending hours studying only to find out you didn’t get the grade you wanted is an awful feeling.

However, putting everything into perspective with a positive attitude is something that is so important, especially as a young woman. I try to approach everything with joy and positivity. Here’s 5 ways to apply positivity to your daily life.

  1. Choose Positivity

Maintaining a positive attitude is not something that just comes naturally, it’s a mindset. When you wake up in the morning, make a conscious decision to approach daily, mundane tasks with a good attitude. If you start small, the results will spread into other areas of your life.

  1. If you say you can’t do it, you won’t be able to.

This tip goes along with choosing to be positive. Our minds are so powerful. I was always told growing up that if you say you can’t do it, you can’t. The majority of the battle is telling yourself you can do it! Start the day by telling yourself you’re going to choose to be positive and then reassure yourself throughout the day!

  1. Your mistakes don’t define you.

We all make mistakes. It’s inevitable. How we deal with the mistakes determines the rest of the day, week, month, or year. You have to keep in mind that you are not your mistakes! You aren’t defined by a bad test grade or an argument with your boyfriend or best friend! It’s so incredibly easy to blow things out of proportion, especially when we feel as though the mistake we made will dictate our life’s outcome. Keep it all in perspective! You will overcome the trial you may be facing in the moment; you just have to keep telling yourself that!

  1. Befriend positive people.

Like it or not, your friends influence you a lot. If you’re constantly hanging around with negative people, that will spill over into your life and mood! Try to surround yourself with people that are positive and will encourage you to be positive. I can’t stress this enough.

  1. Positivity translates!

Positivity will translate into other areas of your life. If you start small and begin by waking up and choosing positivity, you’ll notice how it makes living life a little bit easier. It’ll get easier to find the silver lining in even the hardest situations.

By applying these 5 ideas, positivity will slowly but surely become a focal point of your personality. When that happens, people will begin to notice how positive you are, and you can be a positive light for others.

Reagan R
FFL Contributor