Becoming a more positive person or changing your attitude to enjoy little things in life really takes practice. It doesn’t come overnight and involves rewiring your brain little bits at a time to focus on the JOY!
Here is an example of a moment for me that I decided to sit down write and soak it in:
“I’m just feeling so grateful in this moment. I’m sitting here at starbucks just like the good ole university days. Partly to get a change of scenery while writing my book and partly because I was craving a soy latte so bad! I apologize to all the current students reading this blog post but at the same time I don’t apologize because I want to describe a feeling you will once have too! Starbucks is flooded right now with students hunched over, papers scattered everywhere, highlight markings, and pens flying. It gave me a little bit of a nightmare at first remembering what it was like with that amount of stress trying to cram everything into my brain. But then I focused on how great it is to be at a place in my life where I can read, write, and learn about what I want without the stress of a final exam afterwards. How great it feels to sit here with my soy latte and just write my own book with no final grade, no restrictions or citations, and full out creativity on my own ideas. I’m just on a gratitude cloud right now. I hope to possibly remind you all to feel those emotions when you’re having a great moment. Take a second to feel what it really feels like and let the good happy energy pulse through you.”
So once I noticed a gratitude cloud come over me, I soaked it in. I wrote it out so I could remember it further and bring my self back to this moment. The more little moments we have like these that we soak in, the more we can gather more joy out of our lives.
The more positive things we notice the more good positive energy we will bring in. Thoughts become things. So thinking positively will bring only good things to life. When bad things happen they happen for you and not to you because it was meant to be a life lesson.
Big things or big changes don’t necessarily have to happen to feel new joy in life. We should feel joy every single day. Majority of the time it’s going to be the little things, the realizations of all the things you have to be thankful for and being thankful for the opportunities you will have moving forward, that bring you true bliss.
So purposely find these little moments… Soak them in, take deep belly breathes, smile, and hold onto the emotions that are associated with how you are feeling in that moment. Over time your brain will rewire, your attitude for life will change for the better, and you will live a more joyous life.
“It is impossible to feel unhappy and grateful at the same time” – unknown