Top 10 Ways To Stay Positive In School During Covid


Autumn Hedrick

While going to school during these tough times, your thoughts and actions may not always be positive. You may not want to go, not feel like it’s worth it. To help you out, here are ten ways to stay positive in school during covid.


#1 Be Active


Just because times are tough right now does not mean that you should stop doing things that make you happy. Stay inspired, stay active, try something new. Whether it’s a sport like basketball or a hobby like drawing and dancing. Being active and a part of something will make school a lot less negative!


#2 Surround Yourself With Positive People


Surrounding yourself with positive people and friends can affect your mood. When being around negative people, it has a negative impact on your life. It’s human nature to react and communicate the feelings and moods others are feeling. No one wants to be in a negative and bad mood, so try your best to associate with the positive people in your life.


#3 Sleep Well


Sleep is an important factor in everyone’s life. To function correctly and get things done you have to get sleep. This does not mean you should go to sleep at 1 in the morning knowing that you’re going to have to wake up at 6 for school. In order to have a good healthy energized day and positive mindset, sleep is one of the most needed. 


According to, “Research has found that 73 percent of high school students regularly do not get a healthy amount of sleep.” They also go on to say that this leads to falling asleep in class, having bad attitudes, and doing badly on assignments. Get good sleep!


#4 Continue Doing The Things You Love SAFELY


Covid has affected our school in big ways. Quarantines, masks, sitting in rows. This is to keep you safe. The idea of this is so you can continue to learn but more safely. 

To stay positive and continue to do the things that you love you should think about some safe ways to keep yourself safe in the process. This includes washing your hands and making sure to keep yourself distanced from others when you can. 


#5 Smile


Smile more. According to, “A Scientific American study found that facial expressions, such as smiling, can improve one’s mood and increase positive thoughts. So, the next time you’re feeling a little blue, try smiling – it might make you feel better!” They continued to say that smiling relieves stress and helps with your blood pressure.

When you smile, you just might also make someone else’s day.


#6 Understand Your Feelings Are Valid


Heath is everything, not just physical health either, your mental health and feelings are just as important. Especially now. Talk about them. 


Talking and communicating with someone about how you are feeling is very necessary when trying to remain positive. It doesn’t even have to be a specific person either. Someone you can trust such as friends, parents, siblings, counselors. These people will be there for you and can help you through tough times you may be facing.


#7 Work On Being Grateful and Practice Gratitude


When being grateful for things in your life, opens up many feelings, these thoughts can include being thankful, happy, and appreciative. When you realize the good things in life, things become more positive in your actions and your thoughts. 


#8 Don’t Overwhelm Yourself


When overwhelmed, you may feel like you can’t do something, this often leads to giving up. If you are stressed about something such as a homework assignment or you don’t understand something, ask questions. Being overwhelmed causes stress and no one wants to be stressed. Teachers are humans too, they understand that life isn’t easy. Talk to them.


#9 Set Goals


Setting goals and challenging yourself will help you accomplish things in life. By accomplishing these goals you will be successful and this leads to happiness. Goal setting, and working to achieve these goals will improve your thoughts and energy.


#10 Be The Change


Be the change. This includes influencing and helping others. Helping others makes a positive impact on others lives. Do what you would want others to do, take action. Just like the golden rule, treat others the way you want to be treated. Also, if you are interested in what’s going on in the world, do research. Determine what you can do to help.


Photo #1 : Kaitlyn Mosier (pictured) is a PHS cheerleader and is continuing to do the things she loves, safely.