It’s Friday! Yay!!! I don’t think there’s another day in the week that brings so much happiness and is received with such enthusiasm…well, except perhaps, PAYDAY FRIDAY! Right?
Friday represents freedom for millions of people. Freedom from a job they don’t like; freedom from having to work with extremely difficult people and bossy bosses…It means that for the next 48 hours or so, they can finally do the things they really enjoy doing, like grocery shopping, laundry, kiddie birthday parties…the list of fun things to do is endless.
Imagine if we could live with such enthusiasm every day of the week. Is that really possible? I would like to share four daily steps to enthusiasm; something I hope will help you maintain your level of enthusiasm high every day of the week.
- Start the day right: Start the day with a smile on your face; listen to good music; have a nice breakfast; exercise; and enjoy a nice shower. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to places, so you don’t have to rush. This will get your day started on the right foot.
- Read something positive. A good quote; an inspirational story; a spiritual book. Make sure that the first thing you feed your mind and spirit in the morning is something positive and lovely.
- Chose to love life and people. You made it. You’re alive. You’ve been given another day. Chose to love the sky you see in the morning, the people in your life. Look for the good and the positive in everything and everyone. Engage in positive conversations, complement someone, and smile at people. Say, “good morning,” and mean it. Be cordial to people, hold the door open for someone, let someone cut in front of you (This is one is tough for me, but I’ll try!) Life is good!
- Refill throughout the day. There’s a good chance that negative things and people will happen throughout the day. Make sure you monitor your levels of enthusiasm and refill as necessary. Monitor your thoughts; kick out any persistent negativity that tries to infiltrate your mind, soul and heart. Replace it with good thoughts.
Being enthusiastic is a choice, and although not easy at times, it beats the alternative. My hope is that you chose to live every day of your life with a positive and enthusiastic outlook, no matter what comes your way.