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The Power of Positive Thinking


By Sarah Baker

Do you ever feel like nothing is going your way and that everything that can go wrong is going wrong? I’ve been there. It is truly awful and you feel like things are never going to get better. Did you feel down on yourself and think about only negative things in your life? If you said yes, then that’s probably why things always seemed to get worse. Positive thinking can have tremendous effects on your life. Being positive can help to pick you up when things are bad and can help you to achieve goals in love, life, and work. Have you ever heard the saying, “if you can dream it, you can do it?” It’s all about positive thinking. 


It’s contagious

Positivity and optimism are contagious. There have been a lot of studies done about the effects of positive people on negative people. When a positive person is put in the same room with a negative one, the negative one tends to come out happier. Just being around a happy and positive person can change a person’s attitude and make them feel happier, even if it’s just temporary. Take the song “Happy.” No matter what kind of mood I’m in, when I hear that song, I can’t help but to sing, smile, and dance. It always puts me in a better mood, even if just for a moment.


It makes each day better

Being positive makes the day go by quicker and easier. If you are negative, everything tends to upset you and make you mad. It makes the day drag on. When I’m in a bad mood and feeling negative, all I want to do is be done with the day and curl up in my bed. If you’re positive, it makes the day go by quicker and easier. It makes you want to go out and do things after work.


It can get you through the tough times

If you are going through a rough time and focus on the bad and how things will never get better, you are going to have a harder time than if you were to dust yourself off and think about the positives of things. I know that when I’m going through a rough time and feeling very negative about things, it seems that things always get worse and worse until I hit rock bottom. When I try to focus on the positive instead, it always seems that things get better faster and with more ease. Rock bottom doesn’t usually happen because when I’m thinking positive, things get better not worse.


“If you’re going through Hell, keep on going. Don’t slow down, if you’re scared don’t show it. You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there.” I particularly enjoy this lyric by Rodney Adkins. It tells us that no matter how bad things are, just keep going, keep your head up, and you can get through anything. You hear stories all the time about people who are terminally sick or severely injured that are told they have no hope, but they keep fighting, keep positive, and they pull through. Those people who get down on themselves because of things like that tend to have a harder time.


Spread Positivity

Just remember to focus on the positives in life rather than the negatives, it’ll make every day better. No matter if you are having a bad day, week, month, or year, things will get better if you just believe they will. Being positive isn’t just good for you, but for everyone around you. It’s the best kind of contagious. Fashionistas, I challenge you to spread positivity to everyone you meet! Until next time, xoxo. 

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