Friday, 9 January 2015

Focusing on the positive

Today I've had a few knock-downs, and it made me realise how important it is to think about the good things rather than dwelling on the negative, which is so much easier.
Even though today I had many positive moments, a number of disappointing things also happened which made me feel quite down. I'm going to make a list of things that happened today that I enjoyed:

  • We played a really fun card game, which one of my friends invented, based off the game "Oh Hell" or "Diminishing Bridge"
  • Knowing I can improve on my Maths mark
  • My friend stayed in college later than she normally does, so I could spend time with her in my free period I normally am alone in
  • I had an enjoyable discussion in my German conversation class
  • I bought yummy food and ate it
  • My friend bought some Coke and let everyone else drink some
  • Scintillating debate in my French lesson about Charlie Hebdo #JeSuisCharlie

Now that I'm home, I'm listening to music that I love and I know will cheer me up. I've decided not to do any homework this evening, as it seems a better idea to do fun things, like catching up on blog posts and YouTube videos.

Thinking positive can make such a big difference! For example, before an exam, I often tell myself that I have done enough revision and I will be absolutely fine... So far this has worked fairly well for me. But that aside, if you try to focus on positive parts of your life, I find that the rest tends to fall into place. I know it's so much easier said than done, but worrying too much is just not worth it (obviously ignoring those debts building up is never a good idea though!). I know all this is hard - a main reason for writing this was to encourage myself take my own advice! But know that I believe in you! You can get through this tough patch!

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Penny xxx


  1. Great post! We constantly need to remember what motivates us to do what we do. “Positive thinking just means that you approach the unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst.”

  2. this is a lovely post and its something I plan to focus on in 2015. Your blog is equally lovely and ive just followed on bloglovin!

    Love Olivia at Olivia Rose's

    1. This is great and I hope I've managed to inspire you in some way!! I've followed back :)

  3. Love this post it's definitely the right way to think :) Always focus on the good things! xx

    1. Glad you think so! And this is me sending you positive vibes :D X


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