I hate mornings and when I get up, my first thought is “I can’t wait to go back to bed.” When I wake up, I’m not a smiling, happy person. There are some in my family that are and I’ve asked them how they do that. Their response was “I just decide before I get out of bed that it’s going to be an amazing day.” Wow – can it really be that simple?
For me, I’ve found that there are certain things I can do to make myself happy.
I’ve made myself a playlist of my favorite up-beat songs and I’ve set my Alexa to wake me up by playing this music. Doing this puts a smile on my face and a song in my head before I even get out of bed. Some of my go-to songs are:
- Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
- Can’t Stop the Feeling – from DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls”
- Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Grace Kelly – MIKA
- Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
- Best Day of My Life – American Authors
- and about 50 more!
Before I go to bed at night, I prepare my coffee maker with fresh grounds and water so I can just push the button on my way past while letting the dogs out. Within 5 minutes – I have a fresh cup of coffee to drink while getting ready.
My Sidetracked Sisters logo is the daisy and that is for a specific reason. I’ve be known to say “Daisies are such a happy flower”. I surround myself with daisies as much as possible. My car has a daisy license plate border, daisy sterling wheel cover, daisy seat belt covers, and a daisy hanging from the rearview mirror. My office is decorated in yellow and denim blue with pictures of daisies wherever possible. While working from home, I get to be surrounded by my favorite things.
Keeping my surroundings neat and organized is another thing that makes me happy. Going into my office on a daily basis and seeing everything in its place brings joy to my heart.
While it is a choice to be happy, I feel there are things that bring you joy and help you along the way to being happy. I may not wake up with a smile on my face, but each morning I intentionally do things to put me in a happy state of mind.
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