Hello Sunshine

IMG_0030 Is sunny yellow your happy color? Some colors such as yellow can seem to lift our moods making for a happier day. Have you ever noticed how being happy and staying positive is like a beacon attracting others? Maybe not if you are naturally that way. But it’s true! Usually people like to be around other people who make them feel good and are truly interested in them. But some of those folks can also bring you down, leaving you out of sorts, though you may not be able to put your finger on just quite why this is.

How do you keep your light bright? If you are the sunshine person, do you sometimes feel drained as if the life has just been sucked out of you by negative naysayers? Then how do you keep your sunny outlook if this happens too often? It’s by taking care of you.

The first step is to remember it is alright to take care of yourself first; unless of course you have others such as little ones or another that you are caregiving for. But even when caring for others, it is important to do some self-care, so that you can be your best self in giving to others and to keep yourself strong physically and emotionally. Your good and caring nature might be causing you to always put yourself last.

The short list in taking care of yourself is:

  • get plenty of rest
  • eat healthy
  • exercise
  • spend time with those who make you happy
  • limit your time with those who are constantly more negative and draining       (You know who these people are. It is okay to do this and is healthy for you)
  • Spend time with other happy, supportive, and encouraging people
  • Always have something to look forward to, even if it is small

Let your self keep shining! Be happy and choose how to make this happen. No other person has the right to make you miserable, unless you allow it. Live as happy as possible and with peace.

Thank you for visiting!   Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons c2019

 

 

Positively Happy

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What would it take to remove all or most of the negative from your life? If you don’t have any, then you are absolutely way ahead of many of us! Is there any one thing that would make things better? Would you like to improve a relationship, get a new job, or perhaps change your own attitude about something. Often some of these are the most difficult changes to make. I would also like to point out that it is better to only work on one or a few changes at a time. Also, while we can’t change others, we can change how we react to others or situations. So I am not suggesting that anyone quit a job or people, but ask is there a way that we can reframe our approach, our own attitude, or how much time we give to an activity that will bring greater satisfaction to our everyday lives? Is there a way to set some new boundaries for yourself to help bring a new positivity to your life?

 
Last year, I found myself choosing some of these changes for myself. But then some other changes I really didn’t think I wanted or planned on, but they happened regardless. It was very humbling and a huge reminder; that not everything is in our control, no matter how much we try to make it so. I went screaming and kicking against some of these changes. But almost a year later, I have found that the negative things are pretty much purged and I have gained a new found sense of peace. A peace that is a new norm that I am still adjusting to, but continues to bring happiness.
Is there any one thing in your life that you would like to change that you feel would make your life happier in the coming year?

 

**Disclaimer: The information here is to be informative and not to be instructive. If you feel you are in need of mental health counseling, please contact your local health provider. Thank you! 

 

 

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