Having a rough day? Maybe you over slept or had a quiz in a class you weren’t expecting. These hiccups can really put a damper on our day, if we let them. We don’t have to let it though. We don’t have to start our day at a 2 and then by the time we go to bed register at a -50 (we’ve all done it, these are days when we think nothing will go right). If we choose to not be held down by the negative annoyances in our lives and find the good things we can turn our whole day around. Take a break for 2 minutes (It won’t even take that long) and think of 5 things that went right or are going well. Repeat them and add to the list!
Also, smile! Studies show that just the physical act of turning your lips into a smile can make you feel better!
There is no such thing as the “perfect” moment to start making your dreams a reality. Don’t let your worries or fears about failure or rejection paralyze you. Want to go to grad school? Perfect. Apply! Do you think you would be happier in a different job? Okay. Make a change! Want to get to know someone? Wonderful. Say hello! It may not be easy, but it will certainly be worth it. Don’t let yourself get stuck in autopilot mode, sitting and waiting for the stars to align. Decide today that you will move one step closer to your dreams (even if it is just a baby step!). Our dreams, and ultimately our happiness, are all that life is really about!