For me Friday always feels light and happy, no matter what is going on in my life. My husband and I use this day to catch up on all the shows we’ve downloaded, it’s date night/day. We do go out for a meal when lockdown and COVID rules permit, but at the moment it’s very much a stay at home kind of thing.
Friday feels good.
Today, let that Friday vibe envelop you as you go about your day. Pick something fun to incorporate throughout your day. How many smiling babies can you see as you travel to and from work? How many red cars pass you as you are waiting for the bus?
Activities such as this help us to refocus our attention away from negative thoughts. They help us to stay calm when maybe we would be getting stressed, say for instance, if we missed our bus and had to wait twice as long to get home.
It’s Friday. The end of the working week for most of us. But even those who are working over the weekend, Friday can still have that special vibe about it, if we let it.
Don’t let the stresses of the day make you angry or stressed. Have a little fun when you’re out and about, it’ll bring a smile to your face and that’s always beneficial for our well-being.
People often misunderstand quotes such as the one above. They believe that a quote such as that blindly believes nothing bad will ever happen to us. Positive thoughts don’t prevent bad things happening all of the time, life happens and in life bad things can and do happen.
Quotes such as the one above are a reminder for us to choose how we react to what life throws our way. They aren’t trying to convince us that positivity will keep the bad at bay, they are reminding us to stop and think before we act, or react.
If someone upsets or angers you, pause, count to ten and then see how you choose to react. That moment’s pause is often all it takes to take the sting out of our reactions.
Starting your day off with a positive mindset can have a huge impact on the rest of your day. You will feel calmer right from the get go, and feeling calmer can give you a whole different perspective on what transpires for you throughout the day.
Bad stuff can and will still occur, because we can only really control our own actions and reactions, we cannot prevent everything from happening. There will always be negativity, illness, death, etc, that is life.
But by choosing how you react to your partner throwing an off hand comment your way, or how you react to your boss and their bad mood, these things can be handled with a positive mindset, you can choose not to react negatively.
Choose peace over anger.
They say happiness is a state of mind. I have to agree. Choose happiness.
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Today’s tip is brought to you courtesy of Cards Against Anxiety created by Dr. Pooky Knightsmith.