Sarah Bush Lincoln Blog

Week 8

By Allie Betts

Allie Betts

October 28, 2013 11:39 a.m.

Hey there, guys! It’s me, Allie. ☺ My first week of the “off season” (i.e. when I get me time) was composed of a lot less me time than I would have expected, unfortunately. I still had papers to write, Jazz Choir to attend and church to go to! But really, I don’t mind- I like being a little busy. ☺

This week I’d like to talk about what I recently learned about positive thinking. The math class I take at school (you might want to cry just by the title) is “Honors Dual Credit Pre-Calculus” and up until this week I had been struggling to keep up. I had to go in and retake quizzes to boost my grade and wasn’t connecting with the lessons or homework.

However, I noticed that all I ever did to help ease my stress about Pre-Calc outside of class was run my mouth about how hard it was and how much I didn’t like it. Then it hit me- why not change my way of thinking? Instead of running from a challenge, why not meet it head on? I started telling myself I was smart enough, talented enough, and could easily manage Pre-Calc. I even started saying “I LOVE PRE-CALC!!” on my way to school (a bit extreme, but whatever works☺).

Within this week alone, my grade has improved, my last quiz score was awesome and I understand all the new material we’re covering in class! THAT is the power of positive thinking, and I think it can be applied to any area of life. Take getting fit for example, if you think maintaining or achieving a healthy weight is too hard, you’ll never get off the couch and try it. However, if you’re constantly encouraging or motivating yourself (ex. “I LOVE JOGGING!”) then you’ll be more likely to succeed.

As opposed to talking about the physical aspect of health this week, I wanted to share my thoughts on the mental aspect. Change your thinking and change your perspective and you will change the outcome.

-Allie ☺

Categories: Fitting in Fitness

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