My life, my day, my perspective … it’s all like the book I’m reading, the story I’m writing … It could be good, and it could be bad … But it will never be meaningless.
I always love to start out my day with a positive outlook and always hoping for the outcome to be nothing more than a blessing from within. These little insightful thinkings and things that I trained myself to achieved in life. It has helped me in the long run, and I hope it will help you too.
Paint my perfect day . . .
To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan … believe … act!
– Alfred A. Montapert
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
– Leo Tolstoy
Forget being perfect and accept yourself as is
It’s easy to get caught up in day to day life and never take the time to reflect on the things we have accomplished. Each of us has done plenty of awesome things in our lives. When it comes to making ourselves happy, we need to learn what works for us. Once we discover this, everything else tends to fall into place. And making ourselves happy doesn’t just improve our performance, it’s also good for our health. Try not to obsess over things we can’t control. Everyone has the power to live each day exactly the way they want to. We all have the same 24 hours to work with. It’s up to us to decide how to fill up those minutes.
Don’t Compare Yourself to Other People
Know that we are unique and no others are alike. When our senses of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from comparing ourselves to others, we are no longer the master of our own happiness. When we feel good about something that we’ve done, avoid and don’t let anyone’s opinions or accomplishments take that away from us.
While it’s impossible to turn off our reactions to what others think of us. Perhaps, we don’t have to compare ourselves to others, and we can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, our self-worth comes from within. Regardless of what people think of us at any particular moment.
Stop worrying and keep it moving
Life is full of what ifs and endless possibilities. Whatever is going to happen, is going to happen, whether we worry or not. Keep forward and keep moving.
“Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain.”
– Author unknown
Believe the Best Is Yet to Come
Don’t just tell ourselves that the best is yet to come … believe it. Having a positive, optimistic outlook on the future doesn’t just make us happier, it also improves our performance by increasing our sense of self-efficacy. The mind has a tendency to magnify past pleasure to such a great degree that the present pales in comparison. This phenomenon can make us lose faith in the power of the future to outdo what we’ve already experienced. Don’t be fooled. Believe in the great things the future has in store.
Include the little things you love into your day to day life
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
– Robert Brault
Choose Your Battles Wisely
Emotionally intelligent people know how important it is to live to fight another day. In conflict, unchecked emotion makes us dig our heels in and fight the kind of battle that can leave us unhappy for some time to come. When we read and respond to our emotions, we’re able to choose our battles wisely and only stand our ground when the time is right.
Stay True to Yourself
Crossing moral boundaries in the name of success is a certain path to unhappiness. Violating our personal standards creates feelings of regret, dissatisfaction, and demotivation. Know when to stand our ground and express dissent when someone wants us to do something that we know we shouldn’t.
Stay True to Yourself
Laugh at Yourself
When we take ourselves too seriously at work our happiness and performance suffer. Show a little vulnerability. Something as simple as laughing at ourselves draws people to us because it shows them that we’re humble and grounded.
Clear the Clutter
We should create a space that is soothing and uplifting. Whether it’s some kind of a memento, a simple green plant, display them nicely to keep them on our mind. Toss all the junk and clutter that hold no significance and do nothing positive for our mental state.
Do what you love
As Steve Jobs said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”
– Dr. Joyce Brothers
What do you normally do to start your day a fabulous one … I would love to hear from you & Merci always for your comments. 🙂
Bonjour Monday! 🙂