Cheers to a good day!
The power of positive thinking
There’s always reason to celebrate! Find the silver lining to spite adversity. Ask Yourself, what did I learn? How can I grow from this?
Take a deep breath and list, no matter how small, the positives.
Sometimes it’s a laundry list. Other times it may be a simple statement of, wow, I survived, I must be so badass!
Were human, so dwelling on situations is natural. I’m guilty of it, and I’m sure many of you are too. But after dwelling and feeling the raw emotion of loss, of pain, of abandonment, fear, failure or disappointment, what’s next?
So often, the solution cant be found because were floating aimlessly in a stormy sea of emotion, being swallowed by the darkness of a bad moment that spins and weave into a bad day.
Now I don’t know about you, but, id much rather spend my day feeling happy and finding reasons to celebrate the many gifts that life has to offer. So fuck all that sad shit!
Smell the roses, dance in the rain, and laugh in place of crying, or laugh while you cry.
Trick your mind into a state of positivity and shift focus from negative to positive; now anchor yourself to that feeling, and row the boat forward.
My list of tricks include, but are not limited to:
· Tell yourself how proud you are for overcoming your past and current challenges.
· Envision yourself a few months from “now” after the storm has passed. See how happy you look!
· Write yourself a toast, pop a bottle of champagne (or sparkling juice) and toast you!
· Stop taking everything so serious and personal!
· Hug someone for 45 seconds while smiling. 😊
· Do a few sets of laughing jumping jacks (Because who can stay serious and angry doing something so silly)!!
· Have a chat with your nearest toddler.
· Eat some chocolate!
Do what works for you, but absolutely, under no circumstances, should you rob yourself of, or delay, happiness.
There is so much magic to be found in the here and now. Happiness is a journey and your are the captain!
Always try your best to find a reason, no matter how small, to celebrate.
Pop those bottles and shake ya tailfeather!
(Black Coffee is a Detroit-based writer, and mother of two. She works with the city of Detroit Department of Workforce Development to train, upskill, and advocate for hard to hire populations.)