I found myself saying this to myself jokingly one day. I laughed as I said “I had 2 cups of coffee today. Today is a good day.” (2 cups is a regular occurrence. There was nothing special about it.)
Then, I said it to myself the next day. And the next. Finally, I found myself saying it after truly meaningful, small things that I was grateful for. If everything else goes wrong today, I’d say to myself, at least this one thing went really, really well.
Today is a good day.
Start by saying it right now. Don’t add qualifiers or exceptions. Find at least one happy instance to center it around, and be grateful for it. Too often we focus on the negatives and get caught up in a snowball of increasingly pitiful statements.
A positive frame of mind does wonders for your health, productivity, and longevity. It’s contagious. It’s invigorating. Reduce your complaints. Minimize negative thoughts. Try it–I think you’ll like it.