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Start your day by being happy.

Start your day by being happy.

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“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington

How you start your day can greatly affect how your day goes. If we start the day off in a bad mood, we tend to look for things that will keep us in that mood. We see the bad drivers on the road, the pushy people in lines, the annoying people that get in our way on the street. However, if we create a morning ritual that puts us in a positive state of mind, just the opposite occurs. You can also repeat this ritual whenever something happens to upset you.

I start the day by picking one or two things that I’m thankful for and saying, “Thank you” out loud for them. Then I spend a minute just picturing my life the way I’d love for it to be. This always includes seeing my YA novels on the bestseller list.

After this I will exercise which always makes me feel better. You can do something as simple as stretches to get the blood flowing and the metabolism going. After showering and changing, I watch cartoons while I enjoy breakfast because they always make me smile. I don’t watch the news in the morning because the news is almost always negative.

Listening to your favourite music or DJs on the radio is also a great way to get your day started.

It’s been proven that positive imagery leads to positive results. So, hold the image in your mind of the life you’d like to have. You’ll eventually start to see ways to achieve that life. You’ll also start to work more diligently toward attaining it. That could mean more time spent writing, learning to write better, or just coming up with great ideas to throw in your YA novel. Try to keep a positive attitude for one week. Don’t complain about your problems to everyone, but instead celebrate your successes! If you don’t see a shift starting to occur then comment on this article. If you do then comment on this article. 😉

Remember: “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~ Carlos Castaneda


  1. I can easily see your face on a self-help book. Who WOULDN’T listen to you?

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