Keeping track of everything that goes right keeps our focus on our ultimate goal. Chin up and keep on!
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!
Like most things in life happiness is an achievement that one must actively pursue. Happiness is a choice, and once one decides that they deserve to be happy there is nothing that can stop them from achieving their goal. Today is a new day- break down the barriers that you’ve created and are preventing you from finding what you want in life. Chase your dreams, and choose to be happy.
This will take practice and it is not easy. Just like practicing for a sport, practice new tactics to train your brain to find the joy that you seek and deserve. Start by making an effort to smile. Try taking a slow walk and literally “stop to smell the roses.” Call a family member or friend. Laugh more. Or make you own THANKFUL LIST.
Have a great day, and celebrate what you have in life.