Today, I’m going to share a really simple secret that can make your day instantly better. If you’re feeling down, it can make you happier, all day long.
It’s something I’ve been trying myself, with great results.
It’s three steps, and anyone can do them. This is a repetive procedure repeated over and over, all day long. It starts with a basic assumption: that we are all human beings capable of goodness, love, of pain, of broken hearts and passionate love. That we all have bad days, and good days and it’s the bad days especially when we need to reach out.
It is based on my observation that we take other people for granted, and that we have come to judge others and become irritated with them for almost no good reason, and we expect everyone to make us happy or at least behave the way we want them to, and if they don’t, our day is ruined. That’s crazy. People are living their own lives, and aren’t trying to please us or act in accordance with our expectations. and once we accept that, we can be happy.
Here are the three steps. They might sound silly to you, but I urge you to give them a try. For just one day. Even just an hour. They are powerful and they work.
1. Think “I love you”, and “I’m thankful for you” to every single person today (or at least for that hour you’re going to try this exercise).
2. Smile at that person and look them in the eye.
3. If you feel comfortable, say it aloud to that person. Say, “I love you and I’m thankful for you.” (You’ll probably only say this to people you know very well) :).
This is a simple way to shift your thoughts and change the way you feel every day.
What do you have to lose? …..nothing. If anything, your day might just take an unexpected turn for the better.
Are you living your life yet?