We know that the happiest and most resilient among us choose to practice something every day — gratitude, meditation, or journaling — that lifts us up, reduces negative thoughts, and strengthens us.
But how does anyone stay positive all the time? The answer is you don’t. When striving for a positive mentality, it's important to acknowledge that we will not be positive all the time. That’s a dangerous and delusional goal. Life is challenging, tragedies occur, and we are all going to feel terrible sometimes. That’s normal.
That said, it’s crucial to find ways to stay optimistic. Optimists are healthier and more successful because they are able to increase their resilience and manage difficult moments with clarity.
Optimism allows us to see opportunity in difficulty and learn from it. In that way, we develop our capacity to love life and teach others. That’s why, in addition to regular exercise and meditation, I recommend adopting these morning habits to inject happiness into your daily lives: