Good morning and a very merry Monday to you all! I hope you had a great weekend, the weather was pretty rubbish but we did get some snow yesterday which was pretty until it rained and it all turned to mud and slush! Today is my first day in my new job working from home. I have spent most of the weekend giving my home office a complete revamp and I am so happy with it!! I will be putting up a video on the Clarke Life youtube channel this week showing the transformation so be sure to check it out.
The quote I pulled out of the jar for today’s Monday motivation was this:
I couldn’t have picked anything more perfect to be honest as happiness is something I’m feeling a lot of right now! Interestingly, a friend said to me this weekend that her daughter had commented that I am always smiling and I thought that was such a massive compliment! I’m sure my family would have something to say about that and at home there are far too many times when I am not smiling but overall, right now, I am happy.
I do truly believe that happiness is something you choose. There will always be difficult times in our lives when being happy seems almost impossible but inner strength and determination can create happiness in anyone’s life if they want it. I see all too often people moaning on their social media about how miserable they are or how rubbish they feel and as far as I can see this is just asking for more of the same. I know people that have constant drama in their lives, one disaster after another but they almost seem to thrive in the drama and attract it. In the same way that we can attract drama and disaster we can also attract happiness and strength, it’s an attitude, a state of mind, a way of being.
I wrote a post not so long ago about public speaking and how dwelling on the fact that you’re nervous can often make you feel so much worse when. Changing that focus and energy into feelings of excitement suddenly makes a negative situation so much more positive. The same goes for happiness. If we go around telling people how miserable we are and how rubbish everything is it’s only likely to get worse. If, alternatively, we put a smile on our face and draw some strength from within and tell people we are feeling great (even if inside we might be feeling anything but) it doesn’t take long to attract more positivity and to actually start believing that you are feeling happy.
So, being Monday morning in a cold and wet January, I’m sure many of you are feeling pretty low this morning. So dig deep, find a reason to be happy and if worst comes to worst and you can’t summon any happy vibes at all then just fake it! As they say – you’ve got to fake it to make it!
Have a great week!