Today's pondering is about being negative. Nope. Scratch that — it is about taking the negative for a positive spin!
Only in the world of mathematics do two negatives multiply into a positive.
― Abby Morel
So much of life is attitude! Did you wake up feeling grouchy? Ok, it happens. What YOU choose to do about it is what matters. Are you going to hop on Twitter and complain or post something on Facebook about how the whole world is against you? Ick.
Sometimes the best thing is to wait until a better mood hits in that instance. But you can do a few things to boost your mood.
Three things I like to do:
Make a totally rocking soundtrack. Include all positive and upbeat songs that will perk you up. Sing, dance, and enjoy it!
Have a cup of coffee, tea or even just water. A little caffeine can give you just the boost you might need. Or a big glass of water — water is the fuel that our bodies most crave. It's been a long night, refresh and refuel.
Get in touch with someone who makes you laugh. Watch a funny YouTube video. I love this girl!
“Positive thoughts lead to positive results”
― Maria V. Snyder, Touch of Power
Having an attitude of gratitude can bring joy to your day and helps you to remember what you have in your life to be thankful for. You can do something as simple as using a composition book to write five things each day or you can do something fancier like make a decorated notebook that perks you up by looking at it. I made two like this one and sent one to a Facebook friend and one to a Twitter follower. Doing nice things for other people is a great way to bring a positive mood into the picture as well.
“Do not dilute the truth of your potential. We often convince ourselves that we cannot change, that we cannot overcome the circumstances of our lives. That is simply not true. You have been blessed with immeasurable power to make positive changes in your life. But you can't just wish it, you can't just hope it, you can't just want it… you have to LIVE it, BE it, DO it.”
― Steve Maraboli
This week's Pondering post is inspired by a post that my friend Becky Gaylord wrote for 12 Most. I will add a link here when it is published. So, tiara tip to Becky and follow her if you aren't already. She is fabulous!
I hope I gave you a few things to think about — most importantly you can choose to be positive. And I hope you do!