Think back to one of your greatest accomplishments. For some, that’s giving birth, winning a race, or completing a life long goal. No matter what comes to mind… I’m sure we can agree that it took lots of hard work, and maybe even some sweat, tears and pain. Now let me ask you – Was it worth it? Usually pain is the ugliest Creator of beauty.
When you think of earworms, what comes to mind? Christmas songs? Goofey jingles? Someone starts humming and you can usually finish the tune… You hear these sounds start and you can’t get them out of your head for the rest of the day! Did you know that phrases can also act as earworms? Especially negative phrases. For example, if you hear “you can’t” enough… Usually it will effect you or you’ll start to believe it and convert it to “I can’t!” Tune your ears to positive earworms only.
I remember starting out each day in elementary school with a moment of silence. Since it was a public school, the principal wasn’t allowed to tell us to pray, but when you grow up in the Bible belt- you know that’s exactly what it means. As a child, I would take this time to pray, meditate on a scripture I had read earlier, or just think positive thoughts – which I didn’t know at the time were affirmations. As adults, we should take these brief moments as well. Each day offer an authentic moment of happiness. Sometimes you have to think really hard to pick it out, but it’s totally worth the effort and helps out when you need to reset a bad day.