Why is it so hard to be positive in the face of hardship? Why do we turn to negativity as a coping mechanism? Instead of instinctively telling myself- "you're going to ACE that exam," I ultimately fall victim to the thoughts that keep telling me- "it's going to be so much harder than you thought" or "you didn't study enough."
Today is the big day. Exams start. The funny thing is, at this time tomorrow... I will be done. 24 hours from now the majority of my worries and doubts and anxiety will be gone. Why is it that so short of a time can foster such extreme fear and anxiety?
Today- I choose positivity. I studied hard this semester. I paid attention in class. I understand the material. I am intelligent. I can do well on my exams. I WILL do well on my exams.
I choose positivity over weakness. I refuse to believe the negative thoughts that tempt me to doubt myself. I believe in myself and I believe that despite whatever happens, everything will be okay.
My life does not depend on a few exam scores.
Today, I encourage you to choose positivity. Whenever you encounter those negative thoughts- throw them out. Refuse to let them control you. We are often capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. Choose to be optimistic.
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"Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness.”