It’s challenging right now, but positive thinking is everything

Catie Citty

A pandemic, an ice storm, piles and piles of homework!

This can all be very stressful, but we need to remember during these times that we have to keep a positive mindset.

There is a study that shows if you look at yourself in the mirror and smile to yourself, it increases the amount of serotonin in your brain.

Serotonin is the happy hormone that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world.

We need to remember to encourage others, but more importantly encourage ourselves.

Whenever there is a negative thought or incident, think about the good things.

With the pandemic going on, I know everyone is thinking many negative thoughts but what about the positives?

We’ve gotten to spend more time with our families. On the snowy, cold days we don’t have to worry about going into school, and we can cuddle our pets all day long.

Whenever a negative thought comes you just have to immediately think of the good.

There are physical things we can do to improve our positive thinking.

Making the bed, smiling at yourself, and looking at yourself in the mirror and saying affirmations. These small changes will increase your productivity and improve your attitude.

Think about the first thing you do every morning. You probably check your phone, right?

Instead of doing that, give yourself 10 minutes right when you wake up to make your bed and drink a glass of water.

This small change will set your day to be a productive and healthy day. 

 Now, don’t get me wrong, I know some days it just feels like you can’t even get out of bed, but those days are the most important.

We have the power to control our day.

The second you wake up until you fall asleep, every decision you make is your decision.

The way your day plays out is fully in your control, and with those 24 hours you can do so much.

Remember we share the same 24 hours that Beyonce does.

Aside from the fame and the money, our days can be just as amazing as hers and it is completely our decision to make them that way.

We all need to give ourselves a pat on the back, because we’ve made it this far, and I know it’s been hard but we’re doing it.

I’m proud of you, and you should be proud of yourselves too.

School is coming back and we are on the right track to finally be back to normal.

I can’t wait to see everyone back in the halls!