Life isn't always as easy as you want it to be. Sometimes you're surrounded by negative people, a job you don't like, or have to do something you don't want to do. But here's the thing; you can always bring your own sunshine.
Taking charge of your life and your happiness and becoming filled to the rim with bliss is as simple as choosing to smile in the morning. It's as simple as getting out of bed, no matter how grouchy or tired you may feel, and choosing to get excited about your day. Making happiness blossom in your life is as simple as putting one foot forward and declaring that today is going to be the best damn day!
The truth is that we have terrible brain habits built within us that mean when we start our day it's easier, and almost comforting, to just stay miserable. It's familiar, it's easy, it's almost natural to us. We simply accept that this is the way we are and that this is the way that life is.
That is what you should be telling yourself, deciding for yourself. Life is as amazing as you make it. Sure, it's easy to get stuck in a rut, it may feel easier to drag your heels and just go with the mundane repetitive motions of your life, but is that really living? At all?!
Okay, so what naturally comes to us is to feel just sort of "meh," but that's because of our society, negativity, and, like I said, brain patterns that have been built up over the years that deplete our naturally happy levels of serotonin. But the lovely thing about brain patterns is that, low and behold, you can change them. Like magic! Suddenly your lethargic life can be filled with excitement and joy, simply by choosing to see the world differently and--you guessed it--bringing your own sunshine.
No one is responsible for your Happiness but you. If you read my blog often then you know that this is a reoccurring mantra I consistently repeat. Because it's true. Because I've been through the ups and downs of life and I know and understand it to be true. If you want to be happy then you have to Choose it. No one else can change your life for you.
Sure, you may have to do things you don't really want to do. You may be around people you don't like. So what? Everyone has moments like that. So you can either join the sad pity party, or you can bring your own sunshine. If someone has a frown then smile even wider. Laugh even harder. Spread joy even deeper. Just because someone else has a dampened spirit doesn't mean you should join in. On the contrary, you should be doing the opposite and be as happy and joyful as possible. Being negative around other negative people only feeds their and your negativity. The cycle continues. Endlessly. We fall into the habit. The all too easy habit. Break away! Smile! Be joyful! Be blissful! Dance down the streets, sing at the top of your lungs, tell a joke, do a good deed, tell someone how much you appreciate them. Your attitude is still your own and it will determine your entire day and your entire life. Break free of the bad habit of negativity, of "blahness." Learn to shine. Learn to start your day with excitement and a sense of adventure. Learn to see good and do good.
Make smiling your new habit. Learn to smile all day long. A frown or a plain blank sort of expression is our norm. People walk up and down streets and go about their day, with just this blank, almost serious, expression. You know what I'm talking about because if you grin as you walk down the street instead it almost feels strange. Is that not sad? What kind of a world do we live in when smiling isn't our normal expression? We should be smiling all the time! All day! When we're alone and when we're with others. It feels good! Go ahead and try it! Smile! Keep that smile! I bet you feel better already. Smiling is good for you, pure and simple, so make it your new habit. Catch yourself when you're not smiling and smile smile smile.
Smiling and joy are contagious. When you feel good, people pick up on it, and unless they are super uber stubborn Frowny Pants that refuse to be happy, then it will spill over onto others and make them feel good too.
So wake up in the morning with a positive mindset, a joyful heart, and be determined that today is going to be a glorious day! And remember, no matter what the day holds, to bring your own sunshine!
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