Trash to Treasure

I pride myself on being an optimist, a person who sees the glass half full. Most days. But sometimes I feel like there isn't a silver-lining to be found. All rain and no rainbow.

Sure I could fake a smile, and I do some days, but it's never enough. I know that without the bad days we wouldn't have the good days, but bad days seem to last tooooooooooo long.

So here are my three tips to turning that frown upside down.

1. List your thankfuls: a simple bulleted list of my countless blessings shows me just how well I have it. How many can boast the opportunity to attend a university at a subsided cost? Or a mother who supports them in ALL that they do? I even scribble down my gratitude for waking up to my alarm.

2.Turning outward: Do something for someone else. Write a note for a roommate. Braid a random girl's hair in the bathroom (true stuff). It doesn't have to be something massive, just meaningful.

3. Lose the 'tude: moping does nothing to help in the happiness department. Get out of your room and maybe even out of your comfort zone. Do like happy people do and get out there.

yes, I know these seem like super simple things and you're probably thinking, "Hailey this is too easy to be true!" Well doubtful reader, I pinky promise THIS DOES WORK. & I take my pinky promises very seriously.


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