“When you wake up and don’t want to smile, if it takes just a little while. Open your eyes, and look at the day, you’ll see things in a different way!”
Some days are just plain, good days. Other days, you have to choose to be happy! You say to yourself, “I’m not going to let my boss get to me today”, or “I’m not going to let the 3 brownies I ate yesterday, make me feel fat today!”. Choosing happiness is about setting aside what happened yesterday, and getting back on track today!
What are some things that can make you happy today? Remember to be realistic in your happiness expectations. For example, I would LOVE it if the sun would come out today, but I have no control over the weather. I do know that eating right makes me happy. So today I’m choosing to eat healthfully, and tomorrow, my pants won’t be too tight. I also know that working through my pesky “to do” pile on my desk, makes me feel so much better about work. Getting through it today, will make work easier tomorrow.
Now, you make think to yourself “eating a giant piece of chocolate cake is going to make me SUPER happy!”… but later, when your feeling guilt from your gluttony—it’s not really making you happy! It’s about making a choice to do/say/be/eat something that’s only going to be positive when you think about it later.
So, make choices that make you happy. As far as tomorrow goes, “it’ll soon be here! It will be better than before, yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone!”