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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camp nano week one recap + introducing my podcast!

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I am so excited about this post because I have some exciting news!

So I have decided to suffer and endure in camp nanowrimo! Nanowrimo is short for National Novel Writing Month (which is in November!) Camp Nano is in spring and encourages you to write! It’s really fun because you can have a cabin with your friends and new friends and have fun writing!

My Book WIP

I haven’t really made a cover yet (OOF) But I am still making okayish progress.

Word Count: 3304                                                               Word Goal: 50,000

Okay Maybe I am not making too much progress, but I really love how the story is progressing.

sooo what even is my story?

I really love this idea and I don’t really want anyone to steal it so I am going to kinda not tell too much but here are some sneak peeks about it

  1. its called bookish
  2. there’s a brooding guy with a trenchcoat in it
  3. there’s a bookish fangirl that has a book blog
  4.  fiction and the real world are combined sorta
  5. lots of cute scenesss

i am still deciding everything so i don’t have a lot of info lol

now onto the excitingg newssssssssssssssss:

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I started a podcast! Yes, I did! I have always dreamed of starting one but was a little nervous! But this month I decided to give it a try! Its called spilling the tea and it is filled with fun facts, blogging tips, Lifehacks, and inspiring stories!
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My favorite thing about it is that it is interactive! Which means that YOU can be a part of it! You can share tips, fun facts, inspiring stories and ask and answer questions!

so how can I join?

by filling out this form!

Here is our first teaser episode!

https://anchor.fm/ava-shropshire/embed

I am so excited and can't wait to hear your stories and have fun being creative! I have been working hard on this since February and I really hope it turns out great!

Make sure to make your submissions to be in Fridays podcast! The deadline is on Thursday!

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I am so excited about the projects I am working on and I hope both of them turn out successfully! Thank you so much for reading today’s post!

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Are you participating in Camp Nano this year? WIll you be submitting to my podcast? Do you like podcasts?

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farewell, march// monthly recap+ TBR

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Welcome back to my itsy bitsy corner of the web! March has gone by so fast! I cannot believe it! March was such an awesome month and I accomplished so many great things!

 

what i been working on

☆Making designs for my church

☆Opening design studio

☆Piano, and leading worship at youth group

☆Clarinet

☆Digital Art and starting art commissions ( you can learn more about that here)

☆Reading

☆ Working on a few story ideas

☆ Prepping for camp nano

☆Planning my blog

☆Reading even more

☆finding ways to see Hamilton, newsies, and dear evan Hansen

 

news

I am really happy because I got accepted into Hiram college! I  have always loved it and I am so excited to take some classes! I am really surprised because I didn’t get the exact scores I wanted on my test, but I still got in!

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I have read quite a few books this month and I have enjoyed most of them!

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi The Giver by P. Craig Russell The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

Anne of Green Gables by Mariah MarsdenCover image for Steal this country : a handbook for resistance, persistence, and fixing almost everything Damsel by Elana K. Arnold Lucky Little Things by Janice Erlbaum

this months faves

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Hamilton of course

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Newsies of course

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THIS IS SOO AMAZING AGSJKSDJDKD

 

This amazingly beautiful piano cover

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studying is just so much fun and calming!

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i looove plants’ soo much!

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☆six of crows

☆five feet apart (THE COVERR ISSSSOOO PRETTYYY)

☆the boy who steals houses ( i needs thiss so baddd! i wish they sent arcs to the usaaa!)

☆shadow and bone

☆ chasing jupiter

☆ the hunger games

☆ hamilton and peggy

☆ the thing with feathers

☆ the loneliest girl in the universe

☆ elizaaaa and (PEGGY) her monsters (re-readd)

☆ war and peace ( my mum wants me to read this :C)

 

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I had a great march and I am soo excited for aprill! APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS!! I will hopefully do a photo shoot soon cuz its so pretty outside!!

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How was your March? What have you been doing? Whats on your TBR list?

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whats in my pencil case+study tips

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welcome to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! today’s post is going to be all about stationary and studying! lets get started

Wasn’t that video pretty cool? I filmed it with my new camera! Now, let’s move onto some study tips.

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✧ turn off your phone

when studying, having devices nearby can be very distracting. Turn off all nearby devices or block notifications, that way you have your undivided attention on what you’re studying.

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✧ take a break

Always take a break if it is getting frustrating. the breaks should be no longer than 10 minutes. When taking a break I recommend working on a subject that is easier or more interesting for you, that way you are still being productive and getting work done.

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✧ have snacks nearby

I recommend having a light snack and some water nearby, that way if you get hungry you won’t have to disturb yourself. It also can help you study better if you have more energy.

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Speak Out Loud Instead of Simply Reading

Although this may make you look a little crazy, give it a go! You will be surprised how much more you can remember when you’ve said it out loud. This really helps me a lot I don’t know why but it does! Warning: Don’t try this in a crowded library!

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✧chew gum

studies show that chewing gum can help you stay focused for longer. so choose a nice flavor and try it out!

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✧ have fun!

studying can be lots of fun. you can use cool markers and highlighters to make your study pages look really cool to look at! Always end on a good note, if you were struggling with one of your assignments, end by working on something you enjoy!

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I hope you guys all enjoyed today’s post! do you like to study? how was the video?

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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

*cough*

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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