Student life is fun but tough at times. Do you find yourself constantly worried? Do you lack confidence? Do you find yourself surrounded by negative thoughts? Well, the first thing you must know is that it’s normal to feel this way. Just like a state of pure bliss, the state of worrisome is a phase that will pass. However, we all aspire to be happy and not worried. Often in unfavourable circumstances, positivity and joy come from our actions.
How Can Students Boost Their Positivity?
1. Think Positive
Alright, this sounds childish but it is not. The human brain works in mysterious ways. A part of it is aware of things as they are. A part of it is stuck somewhere between the past, present and future. A part of it is constantly thinking about how things can be. You must stop over-thinking. Also, you must drop the negative thoughts from your head. Doing so will let you help you focus on things with a better and more positive vision. Think about happy thoughts when feeling low. Remind yourself about the little compliments that people give you and the best attributes you like in yourself.
2. Act Positive
Your actions make you the person that you are. Therefore, you must always act positively. You should avoid creating an unnecessary negative environment. If you are continually radiating negative vibes, people will start avoiding you. This might lower your spirits further. You must try and pull yourself together. Smile at fellow students, and compliment them. In turn, they will smile back at you and say nice things. Engage yourself in activities that keep you happy and energetic. Hang out with your friends, eat your favourite food. Bring these small changes to kill the negative thoughts in your head and create a positive space.
3. Cherish Happy Memories, Let Go of the Pain
What is it that’s making you worried? Why are you not feeling positive? Ask yourself these questions. If your answer points to something that has happened in the past. It is time to move on. You must not let bad memories of the past hinder your present. Focus on remembering the happy memories from the past and drop the bad ones. Nothing good ever comes from thinking about something unfortunate that happened in the past. You can not change what has already happened. However, there is no point in having negative thoughts because of that.
4. Smile a Little More
It sounds stupid. You must be thinking how are you supposed to smile whilst feeling low, right? Well, you should put on a smile and wear it as you mean it even if it is a fake one. When you smile, your facial muscles relax in such a manner that it brings a sensation of joy. It is a way to trick your mind into believing that you’re happy. And before you know it, you’ll find yourself way more relaxed and worry-free. Force a smile, and laugh at the smallest and silliest things that happen around you. Crack jokes with friends. Watch TV shows, movies, and videos that make you laugh out loud.
5. The Glass is Always Full
Yes, you read it right. The glass is not half full half empty or empty. It is always full. This should always be your outlook on life. People often wonder how an empty glass is always full. Well, it is full of air. They go on wondering, what good is the air? The air is what we breathe and that keeps us alive. Similarly, at times, we get too worried thinking about stuff that we do not have. This hinders us from caring about the blessings that we’ve got.
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6. Yoga is the Answer
Yoga is not only about body postures. Yoga involves the complete well-being of body, mind and spirituality. There are innumerable Asanas (body postures) that have been described in Yoga to strengthen various body parts. It also involves meditation and spiritual activities. From meditation and simple breathing exercises to advanced body postures, Yoga helps you with all-round development. You must take a few minutes in the morning to practice any Yoga activities that you like. You’ll see yourself blooming with positivity in no time.
7. Practice Some Arts
Arts are a great way to relax your mind and body. Whether it is sketching singing dancing or playing instruments, engage yourself in artistic activities that you like. This not only keeps you occupied but also takes away worries. It is a way to express how you feel via forms of art. Practising your favourite art is a sure-shot way to connect with yourself. It helps you purely express your feelings. Being able to express yourself is essential to dropping the negativity and worries. It creates a positive aura and fills your heart with joy. Listen to your inner thoughts and make the required changes.
8. Meet Your Dear Ones
We are living in a world where personal interactions are already overshadowed by the digital world. However, it is nice and essential to be in touch with people who are far away via means of technology. You must leave the place where you feel worried and meet people who are close to you. Whether it is your mate or a family member, spend time with people whose presence matters. Share with them how you are feeling. Let them know about things that are bothering you. This will help you lighten your mind and heart. Also, your close ones know your potential and will always guide you with honest advice under any circumstances.
9. Stop Comparing
You must stop worrying about not being able to match certain attributes of fellow students. You must understand that everyone is unique. Everyone has some weak and strong attributes. You should never compare your life with others. Nor should you ever be too concerned about what people think of you. Focus on things that keep you happy. Choose realistic goals that you can conquer. Remember that life is not a competition. Stop worrying about others and be happy and proud of yourself.
I hope you find this article helpful.