Some people are always in a good mood. They seem to be perpetually happy. Life is good to them all the time, or so it seems. You might wonder why they’re so happy or why everything always seems to work out in their favor and the answer is simple; some people just have a better attitude. When you have a positive outlook on life and a good attitude – even when it feels your world is falling apart – you’ll automatically feel happier and less stressed. Here are three simple ways to do exactly that.
Live by the Golden Rule
You don’t want strangers yelling at you the day you take up two parking spaces because your child is choking in the back seat and you have to save her life and then run inside the store with her to get some water to make her feel better, do you? No, of course you don’t. So don’t treat others the same way. Yes, people who do this are beyond annoying, but they could be in this exact situation and frankly, taking the time to park correctly might not be their biggest priority that day. Treat others as you wish to be treated and you’ll find yourself in a pretty good mood.
Think Big Thoughts and Enjoy Simple Things
You can have dreams of being the most successful, most famous, wealthiest person on the planet if that’s what you want, but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the simple things in life. After all, the simple things are the ones that matter most. Enjoy a sunset. Enjoy a glass of really cheap wine at that hole in the wall restaurant you found on a road trip. Enjoy laughing with your family and getting a little dirty while playing in the backyard with your kids.
Don’t just stand there and wonder if you should say hi first to the person you don’t know or the person you aren’t sure recognizes you, just say hello. There’s an advantage in being the first person to say hello. It makes you feel like a good person and it makes other people feel good. It’s a positive way to approach any situation, any time.