I believe that people are meant to come into our lives for a reason. Some of the reasons are greater than the person that enters the next day, however, each person does have a purpose in your life. Whether it is to give you a life long friend and companion or whether or not it is to teach you about life and to cherish life for every little detail that happens.
I think that a lot of people try their hardest to look for the negatives in situations, and that’s partly because the negatives are the easiest to see and are the easiest to feel. It takes a lot to take a step back from a situation and try to find the light in it, especially when it is everything but positive. This is a hard trait to have and it is very hard to do, I think that everyone genuinely struggles with this.
When I need to be reminded of positive thinking I turn to different things.
When I was younger I got made fun of for reading so ever since then I was a closet reader. I didn’t tell anyone that I loved reading and if someone asked I would act like I hated it. I guess I just didn’t want to be judged and I fell into this daily routine of hiding a big part of who I was. If anyone came into my room one of the first things that they would say is “wow I didn’t know you liked to read,” and that’s because I have piles on piles of books spread across my bedroom.
So when I’m looking down I try to find a feel good book to read, or I go onto Pinterest and find positive quotes that help my sad vibes go to good vibes
I guess the next step that follows books would be what comes after a successful novel and that’s movies. When I’m sad and down in the dumps I watch movies. Depending on how sad I am depends on what movie I watch. If I’m very sad and upset I watch movies that make me cry my eyes out:
The Choice (Nicholas Sparks)
Southpaw (Jake Gyllenhaal)
The Notebook (obviously)
Marley & Me (obviously x2)
Movies that make me laugh and feel a little bit better afterwards:
Train wreck (Lebron James is the unsung hero in this flick)
She’s The Man
22 Jump Street
Ferris Beuler’s Day Off
Movies that make me think and inspire me:
42 (Jackie Robinson)
Miracles From Heaven
Heaven is for Real
I guess that the next step would be saying that sometimes when I’m stressed and/or very much upset I listen to music. I’ve been listening to a lot of rap as of lately so I’ll give you all my soundcloud and you can go check that out if you’re intrigued but when I’m sad I really only listen to a few songs to uplift me:
Innocent by Taylor Swift
Be Alright by Justin Bieber
Believe by Justin Bieber
Purpose by Justin Bieber
Life Is Worth Living by (any guesses?) Justin Bieber
I also take the advice from Meredith Grey and dance away my problems to these songs:
Been You by Justin Bieber
Gold Digger by Kanye West
House Party by Sam Hunt
T-Shirt by Thomas Rhett
Twist & Shout by The Beatles
This strategy actually works especially with stress so if you ever need to let some negative energy out seriously just dance it out. It works. If it doesn’t I’ll give you your money back.
I also talk to people when I’m feeling down, and not even necessarily about what’s going on in my life but sometimes just having a genuine conversation is what really makes you feel better.
And if I’m being totally honest, after a long day I love going into work and talking with my coworkers and sometimes even the customers because there are so many kind people with kind words to say out there in the world!
And sometimes after a really anger fueled day I take out my field hockey stick and hit the ball as hard as I can 🙂