“Choose happy.”Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, shutterstock
Sounds simple, and it actually is. Remember, you have the choice to feel a certain way as you go throughout your day; you own the power of your emotions and attitude, explains Anne-Marie Faiola, author of Live Your Best Day Ever: 35 Strategies for Daily Success. By reminding yourself to “choose happy,” you’re emphasizing the fact that a positive mindset really is in your hands, and you are choosing to embark upon the day in the best way you can. Read on for 22 tricks to an instantly happier morning.
“Write your own story.”Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, shutterstock
A great thing about stories is that they can constantly be added to, edited, and have plot changes, all by the author’s will. And, in this case, the author is you. Another by Faiola, this morning mantra sets the tone for the day, telling you that you are able to write a new chapter in your life and have it pave the way for something new and exciting. Likewise, let’s say you did something you regret the day before: You can apologize come morning and make amends, as if removing that passage or creating a powerful resolution that will carry into your future endeavors. We also love these motivational quotes from eternal optimists.