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Do you wonder how some people do to always seem happy and joyful? They are always on the ball and never seem down? Being a positive person doesn’t come by itself, it’s a state of mind. You also need to act consequently to always have that feel good attitude… I decided to give you a few tricks to get that feeling:

1 - Don’t worry be happy
This might sound simple but you can only be happy. Technically there is nothing out there that should make you happier than being alive and well. It’s very important to be aware of your thoughts, and each time you have a negative thought stop thinking about it and change it with something positive. Your mind is a great tool but it can also be your worst enemy.

2 – Build self esteem
Yes, self esteem doesn’t grow on trees, but it grows in your mind. There are many ways in boosting your personal self esteem. Set yourself a few easy goals that will help you feel better. It can be about food (stop drinking soft drinks, or start eating fruits for snacks). Another great way is to start exercising. It can be to do 10 push ups a day or to walk to work. It only takes a few days to see results. Start reaping the benefits of life and everything it has to offer. I personally love reading positives quotes, it really helps me when I am not 100%.

3- Change is good
Change is fun and distracting. Try something new! This will give you new experiences in different activities.
Does your nearby community center offer interesting classes ? It could be a good idea to sign up to a new language class. It feels good to learn and you can use it to get a promotion or to better yourself. I once took a pottery class, I love creating things, and each time I came back home with a new creation to decorate my home. Until you break out of your shell you have no idea how doing something new can invigorate your life. Embrace change!

4- Exercise
I don’t think I need to convince anyone about this point. Your body is the sculpture of your life. You shape it each day with your actions (or inactions). Eat well and exercise, this process will make you feel good and give your body a nice shape. In today’s fast pace world we forget how important it is to stay active. Also being active gives us more energy, the more you have the easier it is to accomplish things.

5- Do things you are good at
We all have our own personal talents. Personally, I love cooking :). I enjoy cooking for family, friends and my girlfriend. I get a lot of satisfaction when I see them enjoying my creation. This is just an example… We all have different talents or things we do that can get us some satisfaction.

6- Volunteer your time/spend time with people you love
I can’t stress enough on the fact that nothing pleases our soul better then helping people in need. The gratification of a smile and a thank you touches our heart in some ways that words cannot describe it. Be good with people and people will be good with you. I understand in today’s society we each have very busy schedules but we all have one hour a week (or when we need to) to go see our aging mothers or grandmothers. Spending quality time with people we love fills up our heart of joy and that my friends, will make you feel fantastic.

These are just a few tricks I discovered that make me feel fantastic. Each time I do one of the above I get satisfaction in my heart. That satisfaction makes me smile and happy, and with that happiness I am always looking forward to my day and to complete all my daily task. It doesn’t take much to be joyful, sometimes just a few activities will make you feel better.