It's tough to argue against the power of positive thinking. A multitude of studies, data and anecdotal evidence supports the notion that optimists experience less stress, stronger immune systems and overall better health than their Debby Downer counterparts. But it's not always easy to look on the bright side -- in our overbooked and over-connected lives, getting caught up in a cycle of worry, anxiety and negative thoughts is a norm in many of our lives.
One of the many wonderful things about positive thinking is that anyone can acquire it with a little motivation and a sense of humor (and perhaps a daily scroll through posts tagged "positivity" on Tumblr). Click through the slideshow below for 10 tried-and-true tips on busting negativity and taking control over your own happiness.
Tell us: Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? What's your trick to staying positive? Share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!
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