You started a job with fiery enthusiasm, but as the days and weeks pass by, you don’t feel the same enthusiasm and you don’t enjoy your job. That’s when depression sets in and you begin to hate what you used to enjoy once upon a time. But what you really need is something to boost your optimum levels. When you show your sunny side to the world, you will spread sunshine and it will make everything right for you.
If you are a little low on self-confidence and don’t feel so optimistic about work and personal life, here is what you can do:
Wake up smiling – No matter how many challenges you have to face each day, the trick is to wake up happy and refreshed and to live by the one-day rule. By one-day rule, you walk about with the feeling that this is going to be the last day on earth and you are not going to let anything spoil it. So you will quit worrying about the future and feel guilty about the past. Live in the present, do what is expected of you, right this moment. You have a choice and you can also choose happiness.
Embrace positive thinking – It is very challenging to have positive thoughts all the time, especially when you are around people who are doomed to dampen your spirits with their negative thinking. But when you feel your spirits are getting low, move away from the thoughts that are making you unhappy. Listen to soothing music or a read a book that you love. Do anything that will instill positive thoughts within you. You could also hang around with people who think positively. You are bound to face unpleasant challenges, including people who find fault with what you do, but the trick is not to get affected by it. If you dwell on things that made you sad and unhappy, it will drain the life energy out of you. Positive thinking is good for your health too. Did you know that constant stress and depression will hinder with your body’s immunity, you will fall sick for the smallest reason, and it will eventually lead to other serious diseases. Though it may seem preposterous, it is true that constant stress and depression will lead to serious digestive disorders.
Health benefits of thinking positively:
• Resistance to common cold and flu
• Less risk for heart attacks
• Psychological improvements
• Less chance for cardiovascular diseases
• Improved life expectancy
Gratitude – People always worry about what they don’t have, they rarely give a passing thought to count their blessings. So be thankful for what you have, however meager you think they maybe. When you become grateful to whatever little things God has given you, you will feel happy and positive.
Enjoy small things in life – It is true that you will always be pressurized by your boss and terrorized by your children. But that is no excuse for you not to enjoy the small pleasures in life; like they say, you should stop and smell the roses. Pamper yourself with little treats, like your favorite ice cream or burger and you will definitely feel good. Learn to focus on the simple pleasures and find out how truly divine that will feel like.
Interact with positive people – To make sure your optimism never gets drained, you have to associate yourself with positive people. There are some people who will literally charm you with their positive vibes. And that will make you good too. In fact, you don’t have to talk with them, just being in their presence will be enough.