You wake up each day dreading to go to work. It is a struggle to get out of bed because you know you will not enjoy the next eight to ten hours of your life. You want to do so many other things in your life but work just gets in the way. Why can’t you be independently wealthy now so you can enjoy your life while you’re healthy. Instead, you will work for the next 40 years and hate every minute of it.
Does this sound familiar?
How many times a day do you say things similar to this? Five times? Ten times? A hundred times?
It is such a shame to live and not enjoy each day. What if it was possible to stop hating your job and start actually enjoying it? It is possible. Do you believe it’s possible? I’ll show you how.
You have the right to enjoy life. You have the right to enjoy your job. If you have these rights, why don’t you enjoy both? Here’s why:
Your attitude stinks!
You are what you eat. The same is true for thought. You are what you think. If you think negative thoughts, you’ll experience negative things. The more you tell yourself how bad things are, the worse things will get. It’s true for everything in life. If you often think how tired you are, you’ll be tired more. If you tell people how busy you are, you’ll always feel busy. If you focus on how much money you don’t have, you’ll always feel poor.
Change your thinking patterns. Change your attitude. You are the only person alive who can control what you think. No one can take that ability from you. There is no one to blame except yourself if you wallow in self-pity. You have the ability to change your attitude. You have the ability to change your life. You have the ability to change your level of happiness.
The number one indisputable way to love your job is to change your attitude. It’s not always easy to change your attitude. If you want to enjoy life, perform these five activities:
Change your thoughts
Negativity plagues your thoughts. You’re full of “I can’t” and “I doubt” and “I won’t.” Instead, change your thoughts to “I can” and “I will.” Be the Little Engine that Could. Your thoughts will set you free. When you find yourself thinking negative thoughts, stop. Be of strong mind. Be of strong character. Be motivated to change.
Change those in your sphere of influence
If you hang around negative people, you will be a negative person. You will do what they say you can do instead of what you really can do. If you have an idea, they will shoot it down because they don’t have the ability to think positively.
Find spiritually, emotionally and financially successful people to be around. Find a mentor to emulate, even if that person doesn’t know you. Watch how the positivity of these successful people ooze from them. They know what they want and they go for it. There is only positivity.
Do you feel better when you smile? Of course you do. If you are sick, try to smile. It can be difficult but it will help you feel better. Even better than smiling is laughing. Let your body release those endorphins by smiling and laughing. When you smile, you become more approachable. You will attract better people into your sphere of influence.
Getting healthy isn’t easy. But it’s so important. How many truly healthy people do you know who are miserable in life? Probably not many. Most physically healthy people have more energy, great attitudes and are thrilled to live each day.
Don’t make the mistake of changing everything in one day. That will not work most of the time. Instead, make gradual changes in your habits. Decide on one small habit and do it for three weeks. Then add another good habit. You can decide to walk 10 minutes each morning. Do that for three weeks. Then, add the habit of eating a natural, healthy breakfast. Do that for three weeks. If you keep adding those healthy habits every two or three weeks, you will be healthy before you know it.
If you have a hole in your life, it’s likely because you’ve pushed God out of it. God wants to be in your life and wants to help you. He has said to lay all your burdens on him. Have you done it? If you’re a Christian, you should be the happiest person in the world. There is no reason to be anything other than happy. You have access to the Bible. Read it. God tells you everything you need to know and do.
Can you see how doing these five activities will improve your attitude? If you improve your attitude, you will be happy. You can enjoy your job. More importantly, you will enjoy your life. If nothing else, enjoy life for the benefit of those around you. You cannot positively impact others unless you are positive.
Love life. You deserve it. You have the right to it.