28 July 2013

five ways to stay positive.

Now you are probably thinking this is a bit of an odd blog post from someone who has recently been emotionally suffering a lot be it a break up, bullying or being with the one person I want to but cant. You can become submerged into these negative thoughts and you can loose the path you were once on with stress and upset, but with a few tweaks the path can be re-found. I really wanted to write a more upbeat blog post then my tweets have been recently. It is always nice to look forward and think positively were ever possible believe me I know more then anyone somedays your can't see the wood for the trees. But little by little try one positive thing a day. These are the things I am going to be working on in the coming week and try and focus more on these things.


1. The days when I am feeling the most isolated and alone are normally the days when I segregate myself on purpose away from other people so I find to stay positive to spend my time with someone who makes me laugh


2. Make lists, lists are always the best way for me to re-arrange my brain and write positive things down, Bee is a wonderful believe in this and she share hers on her blog  Vivatramp. Her latest blog post is just beautiful she really is one of my favourite humans she is my positive rock when i am down she is always there find someone when you need the help that is there to hear you when you think no one else wants to. Bee also has a list of 100 ways to cure Melancholy 


3. Appreciate the little things, it sounds really silly but if I take joy in the little things sometimes the large things that affect me become smaller if i can cope knowing that something little has made my day. It can be anything walking to work and appreciating the clouds, trees or taking 10 minutes out of your day to people watch i do love to people watch and appreciate that moment. Take the time to smile once a day even when you really can't muster it i find taking a moment to watch a funny youtube video can make you smile, in can create positive thoughts.


4. Emerge yourself in a new project i often find my negative thoughts multiply when i over think and the negative thoughts become bigger and double. I'm not saying lie your way out of your feelings just focus all those negative things into something good.


5. Tidy room, tidy mind. I often find this can evoke a simple flow of positivity if I know that the space I am working in, its also really lovely when you have nice things around you that make you thinking of happy things. 


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  1. Thank you so much, I must admit that i haven't been feeling great recently, after things happening in my life I have felt quite negative, quiet and isolated most of the time and it makes me feel a bit better that I am not the only one. I am definitely going to try and incorporate these little things into day to day life. xx
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  2. I have to agree with the point about lists... whenever I'm stressed, or worried, or upset, taking a few minutes to get everything down on paper calms me down and makes my problems seem surmountable. Hope you feel better soon x

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  3. i definitely agree with tidy desk tidy mind. i find tidying can be very therapeutic <3

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  4. Wonderful post Ella! I love all of these tips and I'll try even harder to stay positive. Thank you:)x

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  5. This is a lovely post, brilliant tips for when everything gets too much. I really love the painting in the final photo, she's so mysterious. I saw that you went to Falmouth Uni, I just graduated from Falmouth too!
    Jess xx
    junglenoises.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Great post!! For me number 2 and number 5 work everytime, I just love making lists, let it be what I want to accomplish or what I have achieved. It clears the mind a lot, even just writing your feelings down can make them dissapear out of your head ^^ and off course tidying my room, I just did it yesterday and already I have a ton more inspiration.
    X

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  7. Yes!! I agree with all 5 of these!!! I hope that your days get brighter + happier Ella!! You're such a beautiful person and you only deserve to be around good people who want you to succeed!!

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  8. i definitely agree with this list! i really try to do all 5 things! :D

    p.s. whenever i feel frustrated and lost, writing lists always makes me feel better. and it also helps put things into perspective. :)

    <3, Mimi
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  9. Great post! Thank you for sharing! Stay positive and you can get through anything.

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  10. Great post, Ella! I was feeling like this this time last year & I found the things that helped the most was getting stuck into new projects, stepping away from those that drag you down & I know it might sound silly, but just reminding myself that it's okay to smile & be happier. Sending love <3 xx

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  11. This is a very inspirational post Ella, I especially agree with the last one. I struggle to get anything done if the room around me is in a mess, because my brain is stuck on noticing the mess and can't get past it until I've tidied it up. When I get stressed out I often find myself cleaning or tidying, it seems to help! xx

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  12. Sweet.
    Xx

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  13. fantastic post ella :) number 1 & 5 do the trick for me! Sometimes I get super depressed at uni & I just hide away in my room feeling so low, but the best thing I can do when I feel like that is just go & find some lovely friends & immerse myself in their happiness - it soon rubs off on me!

    chin up miss :)

    fenn

    freckledfennell.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. beautiful post!Im guilty of no1, sometimes I want to shut myself away from the world but I push myself to spend time with family and friends and I always feel much better xx
    Zoe | Sweet Electric

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  15. Lovely post, I agree with everything you said. Hope you're feeling better :) x

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. This is really sweet :´(

    Please, see my art

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  17. Lovely post - I find lists so useful too, I'm addicted! They relax me so much, as I'm rather forgetful aha;)

    xx

    thisisfrom-matilda.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This is a lovely post, but I'm really sorry to hear you've been suffering lately. I definitely agree with you on the tidying front. I gave my desk space and living room a good blitz last night and I'm already feeling a little better for it :)
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