Have you ever felt that everything always happens at once? It’s great when what happens is good but when it’s well, not so good, it can all become a little overwhelming. Family debates, relationship woes, work problems, friendship tension, money worries; the list of reasons of why life can get you down can be endless, so when everything is falling apart how can you stay together?

After having her fair share of hard times and then completely changing her life around to the amazing whirlwind it is today, we turned to our editor-in-chief, Laura, to ask her advice on how to do just that.

How do you stay positive when life gets a little overwhelming?

‘I make sure that I avoid negative situations, I don’t watch the news and I try to keep in control of what outside influences I let in. For example, I put my phone on airplane mode each evening so that when I wake up in the morning I am not letting negative notifications depict the start of my day.’

What do you think is the key to your success and positive mind-frame?

‘I think the key to success is making sure that you never quit! There will be failures along the way but as long as you consistently work on your idea, always believing in yourself, then you’re likely to reach success.’

How do you deal with negativity?

‘I try to surround myself with positive people. If I spend time around negative people or friends, it doesn’t take me long to make the decision not to see them again. ‘

How you do control your emotions and channel them into something productive?

‘I am not a very emotional person anyway, I tend to keep life in perspective so if for example I am having stresses at work or money worries, I remind myself that nobody died and that everything else is trivial!’

If you could only give one piece of life advice what would it be?

‘Be true to yourself!’

So there you have it, our ed’s top tips on how to keep yourself together! Of course it’s a little by little, day by day process but focus, perspective and positivity can do wonders on making the much needed progress to pull your life together again.

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