I recently came across an online comment stating “you should really have fun while you’re young because soon you’ll just be stuck behind a cubicle”. Yikes. Living life with that kind of attitude just seems flat-out depressing. What if instead you dared to enjoy each and every day? Your life is full of adventure & opportunity! Focus on these tips to live with an optimistic outlook:
1. Look for the silver lining. Some things just don’t work out. Life isn’t perfect; it’s perfectly imperfect. Maybe you didn’t make the dance team or win the class election. Know that when one door closes, another will open. A negative, “I hate my life” mindset will only make it more difficult to see your new opportunity. Learn from experiences and never give up!
2. Radiate kindness. You’ve probably heard it before- you reap what you sow. Treating others nicely will earn the respect and appreciation from those around you. You could make someone’s day with a small compliment, and in turn, their smile might make your day too. Also when it comes to strangers, you never know what’s going on in their life. Manners and politeness go a long way.
3. Do what you love. It could be jamming to Taylor Swift for 10 minutes when you finish that last math problem, painting canvases, playing tennis, or reading John Green books. Life can get so busy, but remember to reserve time for these incredibly important things.
4. Follow your dreams. There are no limits to what you can do. Stuck in a cubicle for the rest of eternity? I don’t think so. Devote yourself & believe, and you will get there.
You can enjoy every day, so why not start today? 🙂