How You Can Keep Positive About Going Back To School

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to my blog! As said in my previous blog post, I’m going to try and do more back to school related posts. I’ll still be keeping with the theme of positivity, so I’ll be sharing how you can keep positive about going back to school!

Remembering You’ll See Your Friends More Often

This is honestly one of the main reasons why I enjoy school. Obviously, in your summer break you will see your friends more freely without school rules and different classes. But in school, you will see each other every day no matter your class so seeing them during school is much more often then in summer as it’s 6 hours for over half the week!

You’re Learning Things That Could Probably Be Useful In The Future

I do understand that this only applies for some subjects. But, if you take a humanitarian subject especially, you’re learning things that can actually benefit you in the future. For example, in Citizenship (similar to politics) we learn about voting, the law etc! And these will actually be able to help you be better citizens when you’re older!

You Will Learn More About Your Future

As you progress through school, you start getting more information about your future (careers, universities etc!) Honestly, I’m someone that loves planning my future as I already know my future career, so when I get information about my future career, I tend to take in as much information as possible. So, if you’re set on your career, you should listen about your future as much as possible!


So guys, I hope this post helped with back to school. The summer has gone super fast so honestly I needed to write this post! Let me know if you’ve gone back to school yet and how you’ve been!

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3 Positive Summer Bucket List Ideas

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! I’m so happy that summer is here, it’s going to be nice to get a break from school. I have no plans for summer due to Covid so I’m just going to spend it relaxing and seeing friends and family. Today, I’ll share with you some bucket list ideas that specifically can help increase your positivity!

A Room Cleanout
So obviously, a big thing these days is ‘Spring Cleaning’ so this is the exact same thing but in the Summer. A room cleanout in the Summer is so useful as the weather is changing so you can reevaluate the clothes you will keep, get rid of anything you don’t need anymore, whether it’s for work, school etc. Also, as it’s Summer you can do this on an annual basis to keep your room tidy.

This is the first thing I did on my bucket list and I can’t explain how therapeutic it was – remember to try and donate your good quality items and dispose of the bad quality items however your local area lets you! This won’t just increase yours, but hopefully somebody else’s positivity!

Unsubscribe From Unwatched/Unread YouTube Channels / Blogs
We all know that sometimes we oversubscribe to content that we sometimes never end up watching or reading, so in the Summer Holidays, it’s the perfect time to get them off your feed. Remember you don’t have to follow every piece of content you see, especially if it’s toxic or makes you feel bad. One great tip is to only keep positive content on your feed to help your own positivity. If you find it’s decreasing your positive vibes, you should get it off your feed. Again, you can do this on an annual basis!

Catch Up On School Work
Now this will definitely help your positivity in school. I know school is the last thing anybody wants to be thinking about, but for me, I know I have quite a lot of summer work which I need to get done. I know one thing that helps is to spread it out over the summer (something I actually need to start doing!)


Thank you so much for reading this post guys, I hope these ideas were useful to increasing positivity during the summer!

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Embracing Positivity In The World Around Us | AD

Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! I’m super excited for this blog post because for today’s post, I’m going to talk all about positivity in our world and how you can embrace it! This post is all in partnership with Photowall – we’ll get to that later, for now let’s jump into the post!

Why It’s Important To Embrace Our World’s Positivity
Embracing positivity in our world is super important for so many reasons, but some may not be as obvious as you think! One of the biggest reasons is to be respectful, you might be in a foreign country, and if you don’t know much about that country’s culture or some basic phrases people may not like this.

It’s also important because this knowledge can always help you in the future, whether it’s general knowledge, or telling others, or just wanting to learn more about other countries in the world. Embracing positivity in our world is always going to be beneficial to you!

How Can We Embrace Our World’s Positivity

  • Being Open To Learn About Different Cultures
  • Try To Learn Basic Phrases In Other Languages (Schools usually will teach you a foreign language!)
  • Try And Visit Countries You Wouldn’t Usually Travel To
  • Have A World Map In Your Room

World Maps
Thank you to Photowall for collaborating with me for this final part of the post. A world map is super important to have in a room because you can analyse the world, mark where you’ve travelled in the world, use it for Geography, it’s just a beautiful addition to a room and a great conversation piece. You can also learn something new every time you look at the map!

For me, the places I love looking most on my map are, the UK (as I live there, Pakistan (as I have family there) and the UAE (as I had such a fun time on holiday there!) Based on the world map, I think the next place I’d like to go is Japan as their culture seems super interesting – and I also do karate and I’d love to train at one of the big dojos.

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Talking About My Positivity – Updates, Advice and More!

Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! For today’s blog post, I thought I’d do something slightly different – I wanted to share an update on my positivity and share my experiences lately. I also want you all to share how you’ve been in the comments!

My Experiences Lately:
I’m someone who obviously loves positivity, but you can’t always be positive, including myself! Recently, I’ve been doing through something in my personal life – which I won’t get into – but it’s been hard to stay positive the whole time and writing posts like this really helps!

As said in a previous post, I recently had End Of Year Exams, which are over now. Not having exams anymore has definitely taken a weight off my shoulders – I’ve started getting some results and thankfully I’ve been happy with them, so that’s some positivity which has been brought to me!

So overall, my experiences lately have been mixed but the one thing that has definitely helped lately is writing blog posts for you all!

Things That Have Helped Me:
When I was getting ready for End Of Year Exams, my family was definitely a big help, my dad took me on a bike ride and that was definitely beneficial for my positivity!

Also, when I was going through things in my personal life, reading definitely helped! I tend to read thrillers because they take me into another mystery and were so interesting to read. Honestly, I haven’t been reading that much lately but I hope I to read more soon!

Another things that helped me were comfort shows (mainly sitcoms) which really helped me to boost my mood! Some shows I watched were:

  • Full House and Fuller House
  • Friends
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
  • Modern Family

A Habit I’d Like To Start:
Although writing blog posts about my experiences are super helpful for my wellbeing, sometimes there are things I have to keep personal so I’m keen to start writing a diary again. When I did, it was so calming, especially when I had deep emotions buried inside, I would definitely recommend you all try it!


Thank you so much for reading this blog post, I know it was slightly different but let me know if you’d like me to do a similar one again. I urge you all to share your experiences with positivity lately in the comments!

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5 Easy Habits That Can Help Your Wellbeing

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! Today, I’m going to be sharing some easy habits that can help boost your positivity and wellbeing. Before we get started, I just wanted to let you guys know I don’t do all of these every single day but I definitely try so we can all help motivate each other. For now, let’s jump into the post!

Making Your Bed In The Mornings
This is a habit I’ve tried to do a lot more but honestly I’m guilt of not doing sometimes! Making your bed will allow you to be more productive as you won’t want to crawl back into bed. I know on the days I don’t do it I definitely don’t get back into bed until the evening.

Taking Vitamins Every Day
Especially during a pandemic, this is something I’ve tried to do more but vitamins will boost your physical as well as mental well-being and will keep you growing healthily!

Changing Your Clothes Every Day
Okay, I’ll admit that most days I stay in my pajamas, but when I do change I feel much less lazy and it really wakes me up in the mornings!

Working Out Most Days
This has been my favourite habit and definitely one I’ve been trying to keep on top of. Working out can be super fun for some people (including myself) and although it can be quite tiring, it really does boost my wellbeing. Personally, working out in the garden on a warm day is so great for me!

Reading Before You Go To Sleep
I’ve been reading a lot more recently and when I read before I sleep, my mind somehow becomes calmer and I find that I fall asleep much quicker!


Thank you so much for reading this blog post, I really hope these habits help you, I’m definitely going to try doing these more. Let me know in the comments some of your favourite healthy habits!

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Healing Affirmations – Guest Post

Hey everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to the blog! Today’s blog post is going to be a guest post written by Maya from Maya’s Life And Travels. She will be sharing her favourite healing affirmations, so let’s jump into her post!

Many of us in this world do not let go of the painful past and it does prevent us from enjoying that warm love within ourselves. Healing affirmations are an amazing way that can make you feel better. When affirmations are repeated over and over and over and over again they can

take charge of your thoughts in your brain and can change the way you think, the way you see the world and ultimately it could change your life. How good does that sound? There are so many healing affirmations that you can find over the internet and there is an amazing collection of healing affirmation pins on Pinterest. But sadly, they do not work for everyone. But they might work for you. I have created a healing affirmation board on Pinterest so check it out here:

DO YOU LIKE THESE HEALING AFFIRMATIONS? I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU ALL THOUGHT OF THIS GUEST POST IN THE COMMENTS. THANKS FOR READING

MAYA 

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3 Activities You Can Do To Increase Your Positivity

Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! Today, I’m going to share with you guys 3 easy activities you can do to increase your positivity. Let’s get into the list!

Quilling
I’ve spoken about quilling before, it’s essentially the art of rolling paper. You can roll them into different shapes and make cute patterns. It’s a great stress reliever that really does make you more positive.

Reading
If you’re feeling really upset or aggravated then reading can transport you into a brand new reality and really boost your positivity.

Journalling
When you journal, you let our your inner thoughts and have almost a sense of peace. You could either bullet journal where you right down your mood of have a proper journal where you write your thoughts every day. Either way, it definitely helps embrace your positivity


Thank you so much for reading everyone, if you know of any activities to increase your positivity, write them below in the comments!

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4 Positive And Influential Role Models That Benefit This Generation

Hi everyone, it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! These days, we see a lot of people online who can be promoting toxic and negative thoughts. So, today I want to share 3 Role Models that promote positivity and benefit this generation! Let’s jump into it!

Greta Thunberg


Greta is an 18 year old activist who you are probably aware of from all her activism towards the climate crisis. She inspired many people (especially of our generation) to get talking about climate change again. My school was directly inspired by her so we made a petition to no longer use single use plastic last year and protested to our local Parliment Member!

Recently, Greta created the organisation called ‘Fridays For Future’ which helps people take part in Climate Strikes. Especially since Greta is apart of our generation she really knows how to get us talking about the climate!

Marcus Rashford & Mel Maynard

Marcus is an English Footballer known for playing for Manchester United. However, the reason why i have put him on the list is because recently him and his mum, Mel have been campaigning to end Child Food Poverty.

This is something Marcus has said he’s went through and his Mum had to work 3 jobs just to put food on the table for her family. They both managed to help so many charities and change government decisions. They are both truly inspirations! If you want to learn more about Child Food Poverty, I have written a post raising awareness which you can find by clicking here.

Vex King

Photo By Vex King on Instagram

Vex King is a bestselling author of the book: Good Vibes Good Life and his new book Healing Is The New High. He talks a lot about Positivity, Wellness and shares lots of advice on meditation.

His advice in his books have been life changing for so many people so I would definitely recommend you follow him and read his book. I have written a review of his first book which you can read by clicking here.


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Ways To Stay Positive During A Pandemic – Guest Post

Hey everyone, it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! Today, I have another guest post. A couple of weels ago I did a post about staying positive during the last couple of weeks of the lockdown, but I realised a lot of countries are still in lockdown and haven’t got any plans to ease them. So, today, I invited Maddie from My Teen Journey to submit a guest post about keeping positive during a pandemic! Let’s jump into the post!

Lets face it – its extremely challenging to stay positive during a worldwide pandemic. People are getting very sick, even fatally ill. Nothing is “normal” anymore, and politics are going crazy. Its basically a equation for disaster, but its not impossible think, and stay positive!! So I have decided to come and write down my favorite tips for staying positive during the Covid-19 explosion!

“Surround” yourself with positive people
Obviously, its hard to be surrounded by others, when you are ordered to stay at home, social distance, and follow guidelines. But its possible! Be around family members(that live with you) that are positive, helpful, and fun!!! Get together with friends through zoom, or other video calling platforms. You can play games, chat, and enjoy yourself. If its possible, you can get together with others outside, with masks, and social distancing. During these times, you sometimes have to think outside the box 🙂

“Escape” from the world
When only negative feedback is coming from News Channels, friends, and family, it gets overwhelming, and tough. To get away from all this, I first off, recommend just turning off all devices. Stop reading/watching the news, or TV. Stop playing video games, or just being online! Rather, start reading a good book, have some quality sleep, draw, or play. Your mind will calm down, and immediately feel better.

Look for the silver lining
Even though there might be a international pandemic, there are still some positive parts! You get to spend more time with close family, because, well you are stuck inside with them. Your relationships can grow, and you can enjoy and appreciate being stuck together. Its also a perfect time to start cleaning your house, organizing, and neatening up. Also, you have the perfect excuse to bing-watch your favorite TV show now!! There are so many other opportunities as well.

Get Creative
I personally have token the past year (sigh, Yes, its been a full year) to get creative!! Everything from drawing, sewing, to dancing and more, can be done at home. Its a great time to create a blog, YouTube channel, or online store to get rid of the boredom. 5. Help Others Believe it or not, when you are feeling down, helping others can bring you up. When you buy groceries for a neighbor, donate to people in need, or help out somewhere, you immediately feel much better! Not only is it profitable for who you are helping, it also is profitable for yourself.

Get outside
When the only other option than staying inside, is going outside, take advantage of this! Its a perfect time to start something new, like morning jogs, nighttime walks with the family, gardening, and other outdoorsy stuff. Not only is it so good for your health to be outside and active daily, it also clears up your mind, and freshening you up.

Eat Healthy
So many people have picked up the hobby of cooking, or baking, as well as going Vegan, or other diets during the Pandemic. Start cooking for the family, not only will they appreciate it, but you will enjoy it, and finally enjoy yourself. Set a weight loss/gain goal, and try to accomplish it! Or just have some fun with food.

Learn
There are so many sites or courses out there, including Khan Academy, EDX, Coursera, and that’s only to name a few! Sign yourself up, and learn a bunch about new topics, that interest you. Research your dream career, or start a new interest! There are also opportunities like local online activities.

Be realistic – but positive
During such hard times, you definitely should maintain, or create a positive mindset. Think of what the best that could happen be. But its also unsafe to unrealistically think positive. You need to be prepared that it could get worse, or something bad could happen. It will be harder to get through something challenging, if you thought it would be much better. But, that doesn’t mean it will get worse! You need to find a balance between Positivism, and realistic thoughts. Easier said then done 🙂

Smile
Last, but definitely not least, SMILE! Even if your face is covered with a Mask, take the time to smile at happy things. Just right now – I smiled, and I already feel better. It does make a difference, to you, and others seeing that smile crawl onto your face! Be happy, and think positive.

I hope these tips will help you maintain and accomplish a more positive life during a Pandemic! Don’t forget to stay safe, as well. Have a great day,
-The Adventurous Blogger ❤
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Before I go, I just wanted to share a link to a great YouTube Video about how gratitude can increase Positivity by a Youtuber called, ‘Casually Matthew’ which you should definitely check out here and also embedded below!

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4 Tips on Staying Positive During Lockdown – Guest Post

Hey everyone, it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! Last week, I shared 5 Easy Ways To Spread Positivity – go check that out if you haven’t already! For this post, I invited Olivia from Olivia Lucie Blake to share some ways to keep positive yourself for the last couple of weeks of lockdown! Let’s jump into Olivia’s post!


The year of 2020 and 2021 have been the weirdest years of all of our lives. Nobody could have predicted that we would all be going through a global pandemic together and living such different l-ives than we are used to. It has been such a hard thing to go through, and it will be something we will have to keep overcoming as time goes on. One thing that has been hard is not allowing the current situation to have a negative impact on our mental health.

Now if you’re like me and already suffered from a mental illness prior to the pandemic. Then you’ll know the impact that this situation has had. Some days have been really tough and I have found it so hard to stay positive. 

As a little introduction to myself, my names Olivia and I run olivialucieblake.com. I’m a lifestyle blogger that covers many different topics such as mental health, self-care, body positivity and I also share blogging tips too. I have been blogging since 2015, but only recently came back to blogging full time and completely re-branded my blog. I was so happy when Zainab invited me to guest post on her site. I’m sharing these tips today in hopes that you feel less alone in what you’re feeling. So, let’s get started!

EXERCISE REGULARLY

I’m sure like everyone else, when the first lockdown happened around the world we were all doing as the leaders of our countries recommended. The advice here in the UK was to make sure you went for a walk every day, and for a while thats what I did. But I noticed as time went my energy levels started to lower and I really lost all motivation to get out. I really noticed how this impacted my mental health and I know it also affected my body too.

Now in the 3rd lockdown, I go for multiple walks a day and its helped so much in being more productive and having more energy. It also helps so much with my mental health too. Being stuck in the same 4 walls all day, every day means you can get cabin fever really quick. So be sure to get out if you can. 

BE KIND TO YOURSELF

Remember we are living in a pandemic. Theres constant bad news and bad things circulating on the news and social media. Be kind to yourself. You’re doing the best you can in these weird circumstances. Show yourself some self-care and self-love. Look after your body and your wellbeing. Take that bath, pamper yourself. Take time away from technology. That works wonders! 

You’ll be surprised at how doing those small things can have a positive impact on your wellbeing. 

TAKE EACH DAY AS THEY COME

Not every day will be the same. Some days I feel positive and happy and others I feel sad and upset. Each two days won’t be the same and I guess that’s the blessing of being a new day. We get the opportunity to wake up every day and start a fresh new day. If you have a bad day, then make the next day better. If you have a bad week, then make the next week better. 

Having anxiety means that I fear the future a lot. So, I’m always looking ahead and planning on what might happen (and then it rarely every does). Live in the present moment, and think about today only and what you can control. 

LOOK FOR THE SMALL POSITIVES IN EACH DAY

An exercise I often do on my blog is sharing some of the things I am thankful for from my weeks. It’s such a small thing to do but it has really helped me so much in changing my perspectives on life. The small things really matter during this pandemic because they’re really all we have. Your small blessings are there each day, you just need to be looking for them.

Make a list of 10 positives things that have happened in your week and use that as motivation and a positive thing in your life.

How have you managed to stay positive in the lockdown?

Thanks so much to Zainab for having me on her blog today. I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing you over on my blog!

Olivia x
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Thanks so much for reading, be sure to check out Olivia’s blog and socials linked above!

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