Your Mind Is Always Playing Tricks
Have you ever noticed that a bad day will keep getting worse, but a good day can't be stopped? If a bird pooped on your head on a good day, you'd probably laugh it off and call it a positive sign. On a bad day? You might be looking for ways to knock that bird out of the sky for good.
People Rise to Your Vibe
Those around you can read you like a book—whether they realize it or not, they can feel when there is tension in the air and will react to it, often unconsciously. Everywhere you go, you’re reading the energy of others and feeding off of it. Are you lunching on your coworker’s negative vibes? That’s sure to give you a belly ache of dread for the rest of the day. We’d highly suggest skipping that meal.
Negativity Shows You Obstacles
You can be a downer all you like, as long as you know that it will make your life harder than it needs to be. That whole presumption that “life kicks you when you’re down” is a bit like a corkscrew waterslide, it can be tough to get off. When you’re positive you tend to see solutions instead of obstacles.
Keep Everything in Perspective
Deep down we all understand that our moods and outlook influence how the world we interact with works. Expecting and believing the best usually results in a positive outcome, while anticipating and bracing for the worst doesn’t generally result in a winning feeling. If you have trouble finding your rose coloured glasses, try looking at it through 3D glasses. It’s more about seeing things differently and being curious, rather than lumping everything together as either good or bad.
Happiness is Usually a Choice
Challenge yourself to set a positive example for others. Yes, this is a challenge! Some days it’s hard to put on your smiley face and cheerlead the troops around you. The same way that negative energy can rub off on other people, positive energy can help everyone have a better day. And who knows, that hypothetical bird poop might have rerouted your day in a way that helped you meet someone new that you wouldn’t have otherwise met. We all have a story like that.
Let’s rock some gratitude!