Not everyone is a morning person. Sometimes, it’s just hard to choose between getting up and staying in bed. For some, it takes a lot of motivating one’s self to start their day—let alone starting their day in a happy note. How we start the day affects how we end it. But there are times when it’s just hard to start the day with a smile. Every once in a while, negativity sets in and you start your day in
a bad mood. Here are some happy thoughts to help you fight the negative vibes.
1. Everything is going to be okay.
Whatever problems life throws at you, know that everything is going to be okay. There are no problems that have no solutions. Most often, people overthink problems, which leads to them not seeing the solution. Of course, there are problems that are too heavy that a quick fix will not solve. But with time and effort, solutions arise and problems go away. You may not see things clearly for now; but eventually, everything will be okay.
2. Let go.
Starting the day right means greeting it with an open heart and an open mind, so it’s important to let go of negativity. Take the opportunity to welcome a new day without unnecessary baggage. Your previous work mishap? Let it go. You got into a small fight with your parents? Let it go. Your crush recently got engaged? Let it go. Breathe in and let it go. By doing so, you will feel the instant relief of having the weight of your problems off your shoulders.
3. It’s time to forgive.
Aside from letting go of problems, the start of a new day is also the best time to let go of anger and resentment. Forgive people who have hurt you. Holding on to grudges affects you more than it will affect them. But most importantly, you have to forgive yourself—every single day. Forgive yourself for making mistakes, for lacking courage, for being mean, and for not meeting your own expectations. You’ll learn that waking up to a new day won’t be as hard as when you haven’t forgiven yourself from yesterday’s mistakes.
4. A new day equals new opportunities.
Take the opportunity to seize new beginnings. As cliché as it sounds, a new day brings about new hope. Most people would like to have a chance to go back in time and do things differently. But those fail to notice the beauty of a new day. You may not get to the chance to erase the past, but you do get a chance to start doing things differently. All you need to do is grab it.
5. Life is full of surprises.
We never know what life brings us and every day is a mystery. Cherish that knowledge and keep an open mind. Calm your heart and stop worrying about what’s going to happen. Take each day moment by moment and you’ll be surprise at how much beauty you’re surrounded with. Take the time to notice these little surprises and allow yourself to experience these simple joys. You’ll notice how happy your day ends.
6. You’ll always have good memories.
When a day is simply not going right, remember that there are always good memories. Spend a few minutes reminiscing a good joke shared with a friend or a special moment with your mom. Think about your last romantic date or the crazy night-out with the girls! These treasured memories are sure to pick your day right up!
7. You can do this!
It’s hard to get up from bed knowing that there are responsibilities to face. For times when you simply want to hide behind a blanket and shun away presentations, meetings, or paying the bills, you have to remember to trust yourself. You can do it. You can face whatever lies beyond the comfort of your bed. Believe in your abilities, skills, and charm. You have what it takes to carry those responsibilities!
8. You’re a good person.
Be kind to others, and most especially, to yourself. You have to realize that you are a good person. No one does something out of bad intentions. Being kind to others will help you get through the day. Whilst, being kind to yourself will help you get through life. Our perspective of others and of ourselves define how we go about through each day. Sometimes, people forget that they are good.
9. You are beautiful!
Not everyone wakes up looking glamorously fab like Beyonce, but everyone wakes up beautiful. This is simply because you are beautiful. Whether, it’s a Monday, your birthday or a stormy day, you will wake up beautiful. People often need to remind themselves how much beautiful they are. And believe me, once you’ve acknowledged your beauty, you’ll see that the day seems brighter.
10. You are loved.
The best feeling in the world is the feeling of being loved. And that doesn’t mean JUST romantically. Knowing that you are loved by your family, friends, co-workers, and other people in your life is an instant perk up for your mornings. Actually, scratch that, it’s an instant perk up for any time of the day. Through all the bad things that happened and all the mistakes you’ve made, you are loved. And that’s something to be happy about.
There are so many positive thoughts that can help set a good mood at the start of the day. Chase the negativity away by remembering these. You always have a choice when it comes to your mood. Choose to be happy to start your day right!
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