Pink Upbeat T Shirt

Styling this phenom 'Ubeat' shirt & sharing an article on how you can train your brain to find the positives in life... Read More

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J Crew top and gold tassel bag

J Crew top and gold tassel bag

J Crew top and gold tassel bag

J Crew top and gold tassel bag

J Crew top and gold tassel bag

J Crew top and gold tassel bag

J Crew top and gold tassel bag

J Crew top and gold tassel bag

J Crew top and gold tassel bag

Outfit Details: top: J. Crew {on SALE for $19, wearing the XS} // shorts: similar here and here // shoes: similar here // bag: Anthropologie {comes in 4 colors!} // sunglasses: Ray-Ban // monogram earrings: similar here

Tell me how you could NOT be happy in a fuchsia colored T that says “UPBEAT” in bold letters? And a sassy metallic bag and aviators on a sunny day in tropical Florida?! It’s the little things that become big things and lead to good moods and laughter and an upbeat outlook. 🙂

One of my best friends (my Big from my sorority), sent me this Forbes article the other day and it really resonated with me. Give it a read (it’s a short two pages), but it essentially says that our brain has evolved and is built to look for negative obstacles in our lives so that it can overcome them and keep you alive. That makes sense, right? Think about it– in the state of nature you’d be dead pretty quick if you weren’t constantly looking out for potential negative threats. When we were primal people, if you were picking pretty wild flowers instead of looking for the negative potential threats around you, you did not survive.

BUT the article also says that you can train your brain to look for the positives in situations since our threats aren’t as impending as they once were. By finding pleasure in the ability to choose the next step in your life and then setting realistic expectations for it, you can train your brain to find the positives in situations, instead of the negatives. It also says that you can build a “positivity circuit” for yourself by spending one minute looking for positives in your life, three times a day for 45 days. Sounds like an upbeat challenge, right?!

Comment or DM me your thoughts on this– I’d love to hear! xx

xxAmy