If every morning you woke up and said to yourself, “I am going to rock today!” Do you think you’d start to believe it? It takes just 21 days to make something a habit…so why not make it a positive one?
I’ve had numerous people tell me that I can be too optimistic. My response to those people is that I would much rather see things in a positive light than to dwell on the negative and let that ruin my day. Every morning I wake up (ok, I am woken up by the tiny infant in the next room) and I say, “Good morning, beautiful.” Seeing her happy face puts an even bigger smile on my face!
During the day, I take short walks around the office or the house to clear my head and regroup. Staying active throughout the day helps to relieve stress from daily tasks. Take a moment now to get up and get some delicious tasting water! But, come back to finish the rest of the blog!
Reading something motivational can be extremely empowering. If you read a positive quote, news story, or even a friends Facebook update and you smile, then you’ve already had a slight change of mood. People need to be reminded of the good in the world with all the negativity that is shown on the news. Positive and encouraging stories can bring people together that may not have had that opportunity before. Any one remember the ALS Ice bucket challenge? That challenge alone brought millions of people together via the web to fight a debilitating disease.
Finish your day on a positive note. Whether you enjoy a good book, a bubble bath, or just snuggling up on the couch with your significant other, do this for you. The end of the day is a great time to reflect on all of the good things that happened during the day. Even if your car broke down, you were late to class, or the kids really pushed your buttons, find something that brought a smile to your face. It could be as simple as, “I survived today with all the chaos that occurred.”
Remember you are an amazing person and can do great things! Be confident! Be fit! Be you!