Don’t worry, be happy.

Aliyah Powell and (edited by) Ashley Kocher

Life can seem so mundane at times with school and chores and different stressful situations, but it doesn’t have to be.

Approaching everything with a positive attitude can change it all. Being genuinely happy with yourself is the most important part of living. You only live once and days are numbered, so spend every day with the best attitude. If you are down, here are a few ways to bring you back up:


Express yourself through music. Listen to what you can relate to and it’ll help you fix your problems. It can be a great outlet, make you feel uplifted and it’s scientifically proven to release the happy pheromones dopamine in the brain.  

Exercise & Sports

Being active is a great way to clear your mind and zen yourself. It can reduce stress, improve your mood, and have long-lasting positive benefits for your body and brain. Getting yourself into a sport also gives you drive and goals. 

Be Positive

Go into every day with the right mindset. If you project positivity and a good vibe, then you’ll probably feel positive. Try to see the best in every situation, no matter how difficult that situation might be. 

Spend Time with Loved Ones 

Spending time with loved ones can make your day ten times better if you’re not in a good mood or upset. They can be your support and you need that at times when you’re feeling sad. People who you can rely on is probably one of the best ways to be positive.

Alone Time

Spending alone time could be good; it gives you time to catch your thoughts and just be yourself. As important as it is to be around other people, you need to be happy with your own company too. Spend some days doing things by yourself. You need to love yourself before you can love anyone else. 

Have fun

Live in the moment and do whatever you can to be happy. Life is way too short to spend it being sad. Set goals for yourself and live your dreams. And one might say, YOLO. Live your life to the fullest. You only have so much time to be alive and free, so why be upset? 


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