Each morning represents a new beginning. To set the tone for a day, make a habit of asking yourself questions, which will, over time, increase that wonderful feeling of happiness.
Now you must be thinking: "But I can't think in the morning," or worse, "Yeah, right, it's that easy…" Here's the thing: challenging a clear, well-rested mind and asking questions while maintaining a positive tone can change your mindset. Even if you aren't a believer, try it, you might surprise yourself.
Happiness comes from within. Remember that, especially when times are hard. And the more you challenge yourself and ask the following, the easier it becomes to know where the happiness is hiding today.
What am I grateful for right now?
It's essential to think about this moment only. So, you woke up, and you're in your bed, about to have breakfast and go to work. Maybe something inspiring is happening in your life, perhaps it's the same old.
Take a piece of paper or a journal and write down 3-5 things you do feel grateful for. Your health, loving partner, kids, career, whatever it is, remember to be thankful for it.
What makes this day unique for me now?
Ever the most boring days have their moments. SO, what you're asking is suggestive: who do you want to see? What do you want to eat?
You're making plans, and you're not feeling overwhelmed. You're also implying what you want, instead of listing without acknowledging the day. It's kind of amazing!
What am I feeling happy about right now?
See what I did there? Instead of asking if you were happy, you are sort of giving an order to your mind to feel joy.
Write down anything that comes to mind. Happiness and gratitude are tightly connected, so don't worry if you write down similar things.
What's really important to me right now?
Set your priorities right here and now. It's a great way to keep your stress levels lower and be less obsessed with other people.
Write down 3-5 answers, and you'll start learning what's truly important and what's just an annoyance. You'll most likely have similar answers for a while, but the priorities are ever-changing, and it's proof that you're growing.
How can I improve my chances of success?
Before you start making breakfast, it's time for the final question. And it's a big one.
Being productive is more than just working from paycheck to paycheck. It's about building mental strength and ambition.
When you know what you what to achieve, you'll start taking action. And that's a road to success!
Answering these five questions is more than just staying positive. The real goal is to take control over parts of your life and start believing that your mind can create wonders, but you have to believe! Choose to be happy, and do it every day!