“When you do not know what to do or which way to turn, smile. This will relax your mind and let the sunshine of happiness and to yourself.“. Napoleon Hill
I’ve mentioned Napoleon hill several times. I consider him the grandfather of all the modern-day gurus and self-help folk. This quote really is accurate. I’ve talk to psychologist who say that when you’re really down… “Fake it till you make it”!
Well one of the ideas given to me to change my mood, was sit and look upward and smile a big cheesy grin as big as you can. Your mind will respond and it will help the negativity and your mood change.
I also tell people to pick a happy trigger. Think of something, that whenever you see it, makes you smile and laugh. Usually it’s one of my dogs. Pictures of my grandsons are also huge.
I’ve told the story before. I used to have a little Min-pin named Bailey. She had a best friend named Shirley who was a Rottweiler. When we took her to the dog park she would get fierce with approaching large dogs. She thought she was a full-blown Doberman. Whenever the dog would start growling, Shirley would walk up to Bailey and stand over her. The big dogs would turn then walk away. Bailey would do her little bull dance and be like…I kicked your ass… and snootily walk away.
Not only does this trigger always make me laugh or smile but it reminds me how good you feel when someone has your back. Find yourself a couple of triggers and look up and smile. Remember your triggers and see if you can’t make yourself have a better day in that moment. It may take practice for some of you. If you are invested in having tools in your pocket it will work. If you are invested in being a curmudgeon obviously it won’t. Attitude is everything.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista