Just a smile

“Your smile is your best accessory.”

This is so true. People react differently to you if you use a smile. Think about how often you smile during the day. Are you the first to smile at people or are you smiling in response to them smiling at you? Or do you even smile back at all when smiles at? I’m guilty of zoning out and not realizing someone was smiling at me till they’ve already passed or gone. Then it registers and I feel so bad after! I feel I need to find them and apologize for seeming rude. 🤦🏼‍♀️

One of my favorite things to do during the day when I’m out and about is to ask someone how their day is going. When I’m at the grocery store checking out, I always say hello to the worker and ask how their day is going. You’d be shocked at how rarely people ask others something simple like that. Sometimes I get a confused look and other times it’s as if a switch flipped and the person almost gets excited someone asked about their day. Think about how you feel when someone you don’t know says hello and asks how your day is going. (In a non creepy manner of course) 😉

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that put a smile on someone else’s face.

Try making it a habit to ask at least one random person a day how their day is going. Also, try to be more cautious of your facial expressions. Do more things with a smile. You might find that it actually puts you in a better mood when you do! 👍🏻

Positivity breeds positivity! ➕

That voice in your head

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. -Vincent Van Gogh

Often times when we are reaching for a new goal or trying something new, fear and insecurities kick in and you tell yourself you can’t rather than you can. Don’t let the “voice” in your head tell you you can’t. Other people may be negative and discouraging, that’s expected (sadly). But don’t let your own “voice” be discouraging to you. Think positive and be your own biggest supporter! You’ll never get anywhere with a negative mindset.

Growing up I was always told “you can do anything you put your mind to.” If you have the drive and focus, you can accomplish so much!

Workout clothes

Isn’t it crazy how new workout clothes make you feel like you get a better workout? I swear if I could get a new outfit every day I’d have the best workouts! Ok maybe not literally but I’d feel great about how I looked. Positivity in yourself definitely benefits you in so many ways. I used laugh (internally) at people who bought cute or matchy little outfits for the gym. I thought it was so ridiculous to spend a lot of money on something that’s just going to get sweaty and gross. But I understand it now. Those outfits made them feel good about themselves which in turn made them feel like they could do a better workout! Did the outfit change their workout? Maybe a little. They might have been more comfortable and able to move better. But it didn’t help them lift heavier weights or do more reps. It’s all about the mental game. When you feel good about yourself and what you’re wearing, that positivity boosts your mood. A positive mood can give you more energy therefore fueling your workout!

If you’re someone who feels better about themselves when they get a new workout outfit, then treat yourself every so often and get a new one! Make it a reward when you hit certain milestones! It might actually make you work harder and push towards that goal!