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How to Turn Negative into Positive When You Have a Bad Day

We have been talking about how to turn negative thoughts into positive ones, but it isn’t always as easy as just putting a positive spin on it. Sometimes, you are just having a terrible day and are completely consumed by one derailment after another. These are the days when you need to think a little out of the box if you still want to be a positive person who thinks optimistically about everything in life. Here are some tips for reframing those negative thoughts into positive ones, even when it seems like everything is going wrong. Why Bother? You might be wondering why you should even bother reframing your negative thoughts? Technically, you don’t need to, but it can help to maintain a positive attitude as you go through life. It is not what happens to you that defines you, but how you deal with it. Repeat after me, “it…

The Benefits of Positive Thinking

Thank you for joining us on day one of the Positive Thinking Challenge. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so HERE. Today in the challenge, we were talking about making a list of reasons why you want to think more positively. So, here are some amazing reasons to be more positive every day. You Can Reduce Your Anxiety and Depression If you feel unhappy in general, or struggle with depression or anxiety, you definitely want to learn how to think more positively. While it won’t be the cure-all to these mental illnesses, it can definitely help reduce some of their side effects. If your anxiety disorder causes severe panic attacks any time you worry about a specific thing, learning how to think more positively might just help you to cope better and ease those panic attacks a little. It is also going to help you with general…

July Recap/August Goals

Each month I share my goals as a way to motivate myself to get things done and stay accountable. I hope to inspire you to set goals as well. July was Minority Mental Health month. Mental health is something that is very passionate to me because of my past experience with depression and also my new discovery of another mental health disorder that I have. If you missed my “Coming Out” story, you can read all about it here. I also shared some important stats on Mental Health on my Instagram stories, so if you missed them, here’s a quick recap: 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness Research indicates that African Americans believe that mild depression or anxiety would be considered “crazy” in their social circles Many believe that discussions about mental illness would not be appropriate even among family 42 million adults in America live with anxiety disorders…

June Recap/July Goals

Each month I share my goals as a way to motivate myself to get things done and stay accountable. Here’s last month’s recap and this month’s set of goals for my blog, and my personal life.  I feel like the month of July is going to fly by and August will be here before we know it. So before we get to August, I need to recap June and share my July goals. June was a busy and great month for me. The District Queens had our 1-year anniversary party, as well as our community service Goodie Girl Bags Packing Social. We had a fun time at the anniversary party and I really enjoyed making goodie bags for the less fortunate. We’ll be doing another packing social in the fall, so be on the lookout for the date. In June I also announced that I am a summer ambassador for…

May Recap/June Goals

Each month I share my goals as a way to motivate myself to get things done and stay accountable. Here’s last month’s recap and this month’s set of goals for my blog, and my personal life.  I know the month of June is halfway over and I have not shared my goals for the month. Better late than never right? May was a busy month for me as I prepared for the second work event that I was lead for. The event took place outside of Austin, Texas at the beginning of June, but my major focus in May was making sure all of the arrangements for the event took place as arranged. After the event in Texas, I came home to celebrate the District Queens one-year Anniversary party at Takoda in DC. I only managed to get one picture of us all together. This month seems to be all…