Morning Everyone! Hope your weekend was rejuvenating, if not relaxing! Today starts your new week- what are you going to do with it? While you’re thinking about that, think about the following quote as it applies to your life and your week.
“People are as about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abe Lincoln
Oh, how true this is! Don’t you know someone who, no matter the situation, is just bound to find a way to sabotage or downplay any chance of happiness? They just seemed determined to wallow in misery or self-pity. People like that are such a drain to be around, aren’t they?
On the flip side, do you find yourself in awe of people who can maintain a cheerful disposition, regardless of whatever crap life throws their way? People who can maintain a sense of humor in the face of adversity are my heroes. They remind me that, if they can find a way to choose happiness and laugh about life, then so can and should I.
It’s easy to allow a bad week, a soul-sucking job, or troubled relationship define our level of happiness in life. But what does allowing unhappiness to take over do for you? Make that bad week worse? The sucky job even more unbearable? Create more trouble for your relationship? Who the hell needs more crap in their life? Not me! While sometimes a situation requires a certain level of misery be achieved before you’re motivated to change it, how many other situations in your life could be improved by simply choosing happiness as your overall state of mind? Once we decide we really want something, we often find ourselves seeking it out, consciously and sub-consciously. Like when a chocolate craving hits- don’t you just seem to look for it and see it everywhere?
If you need help to jumpstart your happiness, try the “fake it ’till you find it” route- you know, where you tell yourself repeatedly that you’re happy until it eventually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. No guarantees it will work, but what have you got to lose? I’m going to go try that with right now. Only instead of “happy”, I’m going to substitute “skinny.” I’ll let you know how that works out for me. 😉
And on that note, I’m out of here. To go be happy.