Taking a walk on the positive side…
Try it, you might like it…you won’t like it, you’ll LOVE it!
Take a look at everything one day, one FULL day, an ENTIRE day, from a positive, optimistic & content point of view.
It won’t be easy, but it will come naturally after you’ve done it for a few hours. Wake up and vow to see everything from the sunny side of life. It won’t feel normal the whole day, but it will sure feel different, and better!
First moment you wake up, open your eyes and think of all the pleasant things you will be experiencing that day. Even the work stuff, or the not so fun stuff, think about the good that will be coming out of it.
Try this for example…
“I am a bit tired this morning, but I had a fantastic day yesterday. I was enjoying myself so much last night that I went to bed a bit later than usual. That was worth it.”
“I need to get up and into the shower, I have a 9am meeting. I'll see one of my favorite co-workers right off the bat this morning. Then, after I work all day, I’ll get to breathe the beautiful central coast air when I go for a great hike, or laugh with my friends at my CrossFit workout tonight.”
You can look at it from a more loving perspective in public. When you walk into the bank, a store, a coffee shop, your CrossFit box and have this positive outlook, you'll be the one that others will look to for encouragement and guidance...it's contagious!
We humans tend to look at life with an automatically critical eye, or from a negative point of view. If we take the time to change that, our lives will be so much more fun and full of good feelings. But, it’s not an easy thing to change, it takes some effort and real focus. When you get started, you’ll notice it’s a bit challenging, but after catching yourself a few times, it begins to feel more comfortable, and pretty darn good actually.
There's a reason so many songs have been written about the sunny side. Try it, go there for one full day, you'll understand what it all means and you'll notice a huge shift in your perspective!
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side, Keep on the sunny side of life. It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way, If we'll keep on the sunny side of life. (June Carter Cash)
Everybody's smilin', sunshine day Everybody's laughin', sunshine day Everybody seems so happy today It's a sunshine day. (The Brady Bunch)
Enjoy the moment, every moment, it takes commitment and it'll feel strange, but it's going to be worth, I promise!
Carolyn “CJ” Silas