Staying Positive

I heard that having a positive attitude really makes a difference when you’re stressed. Is this true? Why?

This is very true. Staying positive is important. If you always think that you can’t do something, you’ll give up.

Evontay, 11th Grader

It really depends on the person/situation. Smiling all the time may just make the person feel as though they’re putting on a front, but always being gloomy isn’t going to help either!

Wendy, 11th Grader

I believe that this is true because it’s hard to be negative when you’re looking on the bright side!

Winnie, 11th Grader

Yes, because if you have a positive attitude, people will be more comfortable talking to you and it might cheer you up.

Vicken, 10th Grader

Yes, because as long as you stay positive, you’ll feel better in no time!

Cheeseburger King, 12th Grader

From my personal experience, it’s definitely true. If you think happy thoughts, you’ll be happy regardless of what you’re doing.

Lealoa, 11th Grader

From my experience, yes this is true. However, if you remain positive without dealing with your stress, things could turn out bad for you. When stressed, stay positive and do something to relax like exercise or something you enjoy.

Rosie, 11th Grader

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Didn’t find the answers you were looking for or need a little extra support?

Stop by the Galileo Wellness Center in Room 151 Monday-Friday during lunch or after school (drop-in hours) and we will hook you up with honest answers to your health questions.

We can also help you schedule a confidential appointment with one of our Wellness Counselors.*~

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*Also, check out the following teen-friendly sites:

www.abovetheinfluence.com

www.bam.gov

www.commonsensemedia.org

www.freevibe.com

www.goaskalice.com

https://kidshealth.org/teen

www.mediafamily.org

www.mypyramid.gov

www.natracare.com

www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk

www.sexetc.org

www.thetruth.com

www.youthresource.com

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