We all have our good days, and also our bad ones. Some days we feel on top of the world, like everything is happening just as it’s supposed to. Other days we feel like we are going to lose it, and that’s okay. We are all human, and the best and worst days happen to all of us. Through the good and the bad, it’s important to live your life in the best way you can.
Start each day with a positive mindset. One thing I like to do is read a positive quote right when I wake up in the morning. I have been doing this for a while, and I will notice myself repeating the quote throughout the day whenever I need some encouragement. Also, try to set aside some time in the morning for “me time”. Make a hot cup of coffee, and take some time for just yourself. Even if this means waking up an hour earlier, it’s a perfect way to start your day on a positive note.
Disconnect. Our society is completely wrapped up in technology, and always feeling the need to know everything about everyone. Disconnecting from your phone, laptop, tablet, and television for a little bit out of each day will help relax your mind and also help you experience new things. Set your phone aside, and pick up a book you’ve been wanting to read, or take out a journal and write down your thoughts. Take some time to disconnect from the hectic world that surrounds us, and live in that moment of bliss.
Take a walk. Nothing is more beautiful than the nature around us. Being outdoors is great for your body, and it is a great way to de-stress. Take a walk by yourself, or with friends, and explore the world around you. Let yourself wander, and see where you end up. Let yourself discover new places, and uncover beauty that you never would have noticed before.
Surround yourself. Surround yourself with people who make you happy, and who influence your life in a positive way. Before I left for University, there were a lot of people in my life who were bringing me down. Some were “friends”, some were acquaintances, some were people who I disliked because they were truly mean-hearted. However I let all of them negatively influence my life in some way. I have always been a happy, upbeat person, but I noticed myself being more negative because of these people. With some, it was hard for me to see at first, but slowly I realized those people were not worth keeping in my life. I severed all connections with a majority of those people, and now I truly feel blessed with the amount of positive people in my life. I honestly cannot imagine my life without them. I like to surround myself with my entire family (including my boyfriend’s family), all of my wonderful friends, my pets, and anyone who has made a positive influence in my life. If someone is bringing you down and making you feel less than exceptional, they do not deserve to be in your life. You deserve nothing but happiness, and people who will support you and your goals in life.
Stop comparing yourself. This is something a lot easier said than done. A lot of us wish we had someone else’s life, or could look the way someone else does; but look at the wonderful, great life that you have. Love yourself through every imperfection, because no one is perfect in this world. Do not let anyone change who you are, and do not change yourself to fit any standard. Be happy, be strong, and be yourself.
“Every sunrise is a new beginning”. Some days are hard, but today will be great. You only have one life, make the most of it and enjoy every moment. Find the good in every day, and find time to love yourself and to find the beauty that exists in this world. This is your life, live it in the best way possible.