I have a sunny outlook. I encourage myself to look on the bright side of life. I remember my favorite things. I recognize opportunities and look for solutions. I frame events in a constructive way. When I run into challenges and obstacles, I remember that I control my reactions.
If a client changes their order, I can be happy about satisfying their expectations instead of complaining about the additional work. If my flight is delayed, I can use the time to call a friend or read or a magazine.
I move around. Physical activity refreshes my body and mind. I dissolve tension and let go of my worries.
I practice generosity. The more I give, the richer I become. I experience a sense of abundance. I let a stranger who is carrying a load of packages have my seat on the train. I buy donuts for my coworkers.
I spend time with family and friends. I surround myself with inspiring role models. I think about the kindness that I have received from others. I focus on their good qualities.
I limit my exposure to negative media. When I hear about tragedies in the news, I also remember the uplifting stories about heroes who rescue animals or foil kidnappings.
I meditate and pray. Connecting with the divine makes me feel stronger and more secure. I experience peace and contentment.
Today, I imagine that the world is smiling along with me. I am a source of positive energy. I welcome more happiness into my life.
1. Why does a positive attitude increase my energy levels?
2. How does my vocabulary affect my attitude?
3. What can I do today to make someone smile?