The Importance Of Staying Positive, And Not Just For Finals Season
Start writing a post

The Importance Of Staying Positive, And Not Just For Finals Season

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

sunset on the beach
Peyton Hunt

I read somewhere recently about a study showing that people had a significantly lower death rate over 30 years if they maintained an optimistic attitude. I found it a fitting fact with finals season upon us, and with a whirlwind year soon coming to an end. I've always been of the mindset that everything happens for a reason, and although life may give us a lot we don't think we can handle, it usually turns out okay. At least, in my experience, I've found this to be true.

With finals season wrapping up, it's important for students to remember all of the hard work, time, and effort that they put in this semester. While we might not all come out with grades that we wanted or expected, we have to learn from whatever it is and move on. Because there's always more to look forward to, and it's only the fall semester. Most of us have a long way to go, a way that definitely will not be easy. It may be a bumpy road, but hey, at least it's going somewhere.

Here are some reasons that staying positive is the best way to get through anything.

As mentioned above, staying positive is shown to correlate with better health. When you think positively, your mind has a great effect on your body and you are more likely to have a stronger immune system. During finals and the holidays, no one wants to be sick. Make sure to stay optimistic with whatever comes your way and you can better avoid those winter sick days.

When you are a positive person, people are more likely to be positive around you. Optimism brings other people up, spreading joy and uplifting energy. When you're with a study group cramming for finals, be sure to be that source of positivity and good energy. This will encourage others instead of bringing them down, and everyone should go into finals believing they can do well.

Being positive is a key factor in good self-esteem. When you have a positive attitude toward yourself, the people around you will have a better opinion of you and will treat you with more respect. This will bring up your self-confidence and inspire you to share that confidence with others.

Finally, the most important part of staying positive is it helps you stay happy and motivated. If you go through every day with a smile and the mindset that everything will turn out OK, you're more likely to be happy with your life than someone who thinks otherwise. It isn't always easy to be positive, and I know it can definitely be a struggle to find the bright side of things. But as long as you believe that you can get through something, and learn from every obstacle you overcome, you will be better off for it. During finals season and the holidays when too many people are stressed out and everything starts to pile up, it is especially important to lift up those around you.

So today and every day, be a source of good for someone who needs it. Lend a compliment to a stranger, leave a note of encouragement for a friend, offer up help to a classmate studying alone. Spread positivity, and positive things are sure to come your way.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

A Beginner's Wine Appreciation Course

While I most certainly do not know everything, I feel like I know more than the average 21-year-old about vino, so I wrote this beginner's wine appreciate course to help YOU navigate the wine world and drink like a pro.

White wine being poured into a glass

Keep Reading...Show less
Types of ice cream

Who doesn't love ice cream? People from all over the world enjoy the frozen dessert, but different countries have their own twists on the classic treat.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

100 Reasons to Choose Happiness

Happy Moments to Brighten Your Day!

A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less

Remember The True Meaning of Christmas

“Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?”

A painting of the virgin Mary, the baby Jesus, and the wise men

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Christmastime is a celebration, but have we forgotten what we are supposed to be celebrating? There is a reason the holiday is called Christmas. Not presentmas. Not Santamas. Not Swiftmas. Christmas.

boy standing in front of man wearing santa claus costume Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash

What many people forget is that there is no Christmas without Christ. Not only is this a time to spend with your family and loved ones, it is a time to reflect on the blessings we have gotten from Jesus. After all, it is His birthday.

Keep Reading...Show less
Golden retriever sat on the sand with ocean in the background
Photo by Justin Aikin on Unsplash

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my dog. I am constantly talking about my love for her. I attribute many of my dog's amazing qualities to her breed. She is a purebred Golden Retriever, and because of this I am a self-proclaimed expert on why these are the best pets a family could have. Here are 11 reasons why Goldens are the undisputed best dog breed in the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments