No matter how airy fairy woo woo you may think positive thinking and affirmations are, the truth is that they have worked for me. They have helped create important shifts in my life. It’s important that I hive as much weight to the happy thoughts as I do the unhappy ones.
I want to share some of the happy thoughts I cultivate on a daily basis. They’re powerful to me and I hope that just reading them in your head brightens your day just a bit and who knows? Maybe some of them will stick!
Today is going to be wonderful.
Start the day off right. Not every day will be wonderful but there’s something wonderful to be found in everyday, corny but true! Even when you’re tired and grumpy and jonesing for those extra 10 minutes of sleep – believe that what lies ahead of you is going to be full of happiness.
What I do today and what I give today matters.
It really does matter. Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that the writing that I do matters but it really does. My actions and my words have a ripple effect. Every smile can change the course of someone’s day, every good deed and kind word can make a difference. I try to remember that every single day and act accordingly.
Today I will try to be positive and encourage others to be positive as well.
This has been my go-to mantra the last few weeks at work with a new boss that has made it a less than happy work environment. We can either buy into the negativity or we can try to be that little ray of sunshine. We often have a choice, it’s important to remember that.
Everything is going to be okay.
We need safety. We need security. As human beings that sense of being okay is so important to our center. Reminding ourselves that we are safe, that everything is going to be okay, that we have it in our power to protect ourselves and make it so, helps relieve stress and anxiety. I love happy thoughts that are comforting as well.
Today I live in the present moment and enjoy and immerse myself into what is in front of me.
Develop the skill of appreciating what is right in front of you. Live in the moment. Appreciate what you are experiencing right now. Savor what you are feeling and thinking and seeing and tasting. There are a lot of little beautiful things in every moment.
I let go of procrastination and tackle those projects and tasks that have been waiting for my attention.
You’ll feel so good and so proud of yourself if you tackle just one of those pesky things on your list. Get it done! Mark off that to-do list! Just getting a few things done can make a difference.
I feel good about my life today.
Seriously. Feel good about your life. Feel good about the people around you. Make sure that you have amazing people in your life and if you don’t? Go out and seek them. Love your home and the things inside of it. Let it be a safe haven from the world outside. If there’s something you want to do, do it. If there’s something you want to learn, learn it! Create a life around yourself that you love love love.
I feel really good today about what I am doing.
If you don’t feel good about it then why are you doing it? That’s always a good question to ask yourself. Do the things that make you feel good and if it doesn’t feel good then change what you’re doing or your attitude about it. If you’re stuck in a job you don’t like or a situation that isn’t nourishing and you can’t change it right now then find something that gives you purpose and incorporate it into your life.
I gently remind myself that it is okay to stop and rest or take a break when I need one.
Pushing through when you on the edge of your breaking point rarely has good results. Sometimes you just gotta take a little breather, a break, or a nap to re-energize and find your mojo. That’s totally okay! Don’t feel bad about it!
I did good today.
My favorite happy thought. Along with – I achieved something today. Or I made a difference today. I lived today. I felt something wonderful today.
End your day on a good note. Ya know the saying don’t go to bed mad? Well try not to go to bed sad either, or feeling any of those other sucky emotions. When you’re laying in bed, take deep breaths, highlight the good things that you did and felt and fall asleep feeling good.