positively positive//how to stay positive even when it’s hard

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! Today’s post is going to be about staying positive, even when it can be challenging.

I am not going to lie, It has been really hard to be positive this month. I had so many goals and To-Do’s and amazing things I wanted to accomplish, but everything gets in the way and everything goes wrong. For example, yesterday I planned on planning today’s blog post so I could spend today working on my overdue podcast episode and catching back up on Camp Nano. Of course, my perfect plan didn’t work out. So now, I am rushing trying to write this blog post, doing schoolwork, posting overdue pictures, working on an overdue podcast episode.

Also practicing for my easter performance and youth worship.

If you can’t tell I am very stressed out.

There are two ways I can handle my stress and frustration.

  1. Bask in the frustration and procrastinate.

Or

2. Acknowledge what went wrong and still work on your projects.

What do you think is a better choice? I think Number 2 is the best choice.

Even though staying negative is obviously a lot easier, in the end, it makes things harder. But, staying positive can help you accomplish more things and stay on top of your projects.

If you are feeling negative and stressed when working on something, it’s okay to take a break. During your break, work on a different aspect of your project, or on a different project that might be easier to do. That way you won’t waste any extra time during your day.

It can be a challenge to stay positive but in the end, it always benefits you!

pros of being positive+

+ positive people will feel happier

+ positive people will do better on assignments and tests

+positive leaders are able to make better decisions under pressure

+Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions whereas negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems.

+Positive work environments outperform negative work environments.

Are Positivity and Negativity a personality?

No. Positivity and Negativity are both choices you can make. You can choose to be positive and you can choose to be negative. For every emotion, you feel you can make a choice to feel them or not. When I choose to be positive, even when I feel negative I can learn to control my emotions. I am a very emotional person and I am not good at hiding my feelings (thanks to my awesome acting skills uwu) But I can choose to stay positive by putting positive thoughts in my head.

Positive thoughts.

The key to staying positive is to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Imagine you are in a case against your brain. You are your lawyer and you are defending yourself. You have the evidence about what is true about you. (does this make sense xD?)

If negativity tells you that you look bad today, tell yourself that you look good and that it’s in the inside that matters.

If negativity tells you that your acne looks bad, remember that there are some people that have facial deformities and remember that you are BLESSED ( beautiful, loved, excellent, saved, special, Enough, dandy)

If negativity tells you that you are unworthy of Gods love, remember that God will always love you and is waiting for you with open arms, ready for you to repent and come back to him.

Positivity Pointers- (tips for staying positive)

Here are some ways to stay positive.

Praise and worship. Don’t complain. Focus on someone else instead of myself~ Madison Grace

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.

Inspire others and that will inspire yourself

Count your blessings

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I hope these tips helped you! Thank you so much for reading my post! Have a great day!

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How do you stay positive?

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TAG-ATHON: in which I finally do a few tags PT one

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! And if you are new here, WELCOME! I recommend that you check out my about page and leave a comment in the guestbook 😀

Today’s post is a TAG-ATHON! In which I finally respond to the blog tags.

First of all, sorry for the late tag answers!

I have quite a hard time staying a top of my blog, so blog tags are definitely not my best suit. But they are quite a lot of fun once I get to them!

The first tag I will do is the Liebster award! Which the awesome Tess nominated me for!

(thanks so much!)

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What was your favorite TV show/movie when you were a kid? Well, when I was from ages 0-5 I loved sesame street and the big comfy couch. Then when I was around 4-6 I loved Barney. I loved stuff with puppets and interactive dancing and stuff! Then when I got a little older I started to like my little pony, but then I stopped watching it because of the “magical witch-craft” So yeah, I hope that equals an answer?

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? This is a real tough one. I think everyone should either create their own kind of art or read a book. I don’t know which one to choose so I will go with a combination of both. (if that’s allowed?) Oof 😀

What do you think is the best way to start the day? With a warm cup of tea. Tea is refreshing and cleansing and quite delicious!

What is one of your favorite smells? The smell of apple cider or honey OR PEPPERMINT.

If you were suddenly put on a stage and told to deliver a speech, what would you talk about? Hmmmm maybe my original characters and how books are best friends.

Do you think Wikipedia is a reliable source? Uh Maybe.

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received? To stay calm, even though everyone knows I can NEVER STAY CALM.

What age would you like to live to? around 80…?

What do you want carved on your gravestone? Ava was an artsy bookish queen that obsessed over the man on the 10 dollar bill. Just kidding. I would probably want, Ava the sweetest creative daughter.
Have you ever saved someone’s life? I think…

Opinion on chow mein? YUMMYYYYY! Chow and Loi mein are REALLY GOOD.

11 random facts about moi

1. I’m weird

2. I like books

3. I obsess over founding fathers *cough* and sing songs about them

4. I went to college at age 12 and took two classes

5. I like to make animations

6. I wanted to start a business and I have so many ideas it hurts

7. i love older eras like 90s 80s 70s 60s

8. I love glasses and I wasted ten dollars (my Hamilton bill) on these fake glasses that are SO ADORABLE

9. I started my first blog when I was seven

10. slushies were my besties

11. I really want a slushie right now.

Nominations

(aka struggling to find people who haven’t been tagged yet)

michelle

graciee

jesting daisy

edd

jenny

malanie

clara

Olivia

lily

tess (because I want to see your answers XD)

and anyone else who wants to answer my questions.

questions

which fictional character would you want to be?

what was your favorite childhood book?

what can you not live without?

no food or no books?

do you likE WAFFLES?

whats your favorite song?

penpal or email pal?

What would you name your boat if you had one?

Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?

If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

what do you think of my blog?

wow, who knew the Liebster award took so much effort!

I will do another tag soon! Thank you again, Tess, for nominating me!

This was a lot of fun!

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do you like tags? answer one of the questions from above in the comments!

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goodbye october. hello november

 

welcome back to my itsy bitsy corner of the web! HELLO NOVEMBER aka me trying to write a novel in 30 days and accomplish some stuff

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October was an amazing (stressful), fun (painful) and a nice warm month!

I love October (BECAUSE ITS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET) because its such a sweet month (PERFECT FOR READING AND DRAWING HAMILTON FANART) the leaves just fall and fill the autumn air.

But sadly October has to go…

AND THE MONTH OF WRITING WILL BEGIN TOMORROW!!

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i loved my birthday! it was so cute and so much fun!

hamilton

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yup  i have a “small” obsession.

never mind that

we all know its a HUGE OBSESSION

 

the giver quartet

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Its a really great series I really recommend!

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its really cute

PENPALS
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I recently got a penpal AND I LOVE IT!

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hopefully, that narrows it down xD

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surviving NaNoWriMo would be a blessing.

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because sadly I AM RUNNING OUT OF TIME DURING NANO!

start a design business and sticker shop

animate more

BLOG MORE
write a novel

do the hamilton book tag

go see hamilton (BUT IM BROKE… oh I JUST HAVE TO PURSWADE MY PARENTS TO BUY THEM FOR ME) ah its good still living with your parents

start a design business so I can buy Hamilton tickets

cosplay as angelica Schuyler  and allura from Voltron and my oc Cleo

try to accomplish stuff

LEARN BURN ON THE PIANO AND FINISH LEARNING sATISFIED ON THE PAINO

LEARN SATISFIED ON MY CLARINET

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the end.

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october was great and I am looking forward to November!

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recent reads+ jane eyre cereal box <3

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welcome back to my isty-bitsy corner of the web! Here this week’s very delayed recent reads!

jane eyree

As you all may know I love the book, Jane Eyre. In fact, Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books. It is a powerful narrative featuring a bold heroine and mystery! I really recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great book to read!

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I have read the original Diary of Anne Frank and several graphic adaptations and this my favorite! The illustrations capture the story beautifully and I love the artist’s art style! I really loved this book and I recommend this book to everyone!

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Okay, so I read the Giver a while back and thought it was pretty cool, now I reread it and realized I NEED ANSWERS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!? I look it up and find out there’s a whole series and I realized that I NEED TO GET ALL THE BOOKS! So yeah, you guys may not be able to tell BUT I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK! ITSSS SOOOO GOOOOD! I was surprised by its depth, considering its a juvenile book but like always Lois Lowry always seems to impress me!! ITS SO GOOD YOU NEED TO READ IT!

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THIS BOOK IS SO CUTE! Okay, first of all, it covers every bookworm’s dream, TO JUMP INTO BOOKS!!! AM I RIGHT? Don’t you ever just want to pull out your favorite book and go in it and meet all your FICTIONAL FAM AND CRUSHES!!!-oh its just me… Ah, okay! I Have read the story thieves series before and decided to read them again and I LOVE IT SO MUCH ITS SO AWESOME AND THE CHARACTERS ARE JUST AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

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The last thing I have to show you all is something that I made for my book club. For my book club, we read Jane Eyre and made Jane Eyre inspired cereal boxes! It was a lot of fun! Here are some photos I have of my process!

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What books have you read recently? Do you consider reading any of the books on my list?

 

i was on a movie set?!+nanowrimo

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welcome back to my corner of the web! this week has been REALLY BUSY, from swimming lessons to band to BEING ON A MOVIE SET (and being in a movie set in the 70s that was really awesome!) The business was actually kinda worth it!

Yup you heard me right I AM IN A MOVIE-well more like a documentary BUT STILL THATS REALLY COOl! It was a lot of fun being in the showbiz with my siblings! My Poppie is apart of this alpha clan thing and PBS is making a documentary about it AND HE LET US BE A PART OF IT. So we all got to dress up in RETRO CLOTHES, which I already kind of do wear!

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my brothers in the background 😛

me and my sister at the shoot^^

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me^^ oof

also I have a weird pick of me rock climbing

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it was fun but a little bit scary

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it’s already almost November and that means!? NANOWRIMO! YAY! I am pretty excited for nano and I AM PROBABLY GOIng TO OVER PLAN because last year I didn’t plan at all and everything went bad! Heh 😛

So right now I am planning out the storyline and the characters! I was thinking about writing a totally different book with a totally different genre but I decided to try something different! So here it is!

INTRODUCING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *drumroll please* *quality drum roll*

LOUDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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I really don’t know if I will actually use this plot and book idea for nano I may write my other book Idea I AM NOT SURE YET!

So this is a very different book genre than I usually write in. I usually write dystopian, sci-fi stuff like that but I decided to make a realistic adventurous book. It’s actually kinda dystopian I guess I DONT KNOW XD I really get confused when writing books 😛

But anyways the main plot of the story is about a girl named Zinnia Raine who’s mute and yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah… I had a whole cool story idea but then I realized it made no sense so THAT’S WHY I AM GOING TO PLAN IN OCTOBER SO MY BOOK MAY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF WORKING OUT! 😛 I really like how the cover turned out though!

 

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September is coming to an end and there were so many amazing opportunities I had. Sure life was busy, but it was fun!