"I’ve been a pessimist most of my life. I didn’t want to be-it’s just the way I was it seemed. I tried to enjoy life, but I took everything so darn seriously it was hard for me to just let loose and I never laughed at myself. I was beyond uptight. This is my journey from pessimist to the Hopefulist."
I’ve been a pessimist most of my life. I didn’t want to be-"this is just the way it seemed". I tried to enjoy life, but I took everything so darn seriously. It was hard for me to just let loose. I never laughed at myself. I was beyond uptight. I started by watching “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as often as possible. I loved how she focused on us living our best lives and all those A-ha moments! Then Dr. Phil came along, and I loved his no-nonsense way of telling it like it is. If you weren’t happy it was your fault and you were the only one who can change it. It was a bit annoying at first but only because he was RIGHT!
My journey from pessimist to the Hopefulist has been a long time coming. I started diving into self help books and tried to practice what they preached but it never lasted long. I would follow their instructions for like a week and I would drop off. I have read many of these books over the years and they all basically said the same thing but in different ways. I finally realized that I had to practice what they preached as part of my daily routine.
I started a gratitude journal and wrote down five things everyday that I was grateful for. I started to appreciate the little things in life. I stopped taking so many things for granted. I stopped to smell the roses. I started doing more of what I love rather than sitting in front of the television. The more I did…the more I found things that I love to do.
It’s not always easy but the steps are pretty simple. Just like anything in life…transforming from a sad sap to a happy person is a process. It takes work, dedication and repetition. If you want it bad enough you have to do the work.
Now that I’m a happy human I can’t believe it took me so long to get here. My life is so much better now. Looking back, I don’t like the person I used to be but this transformation took time and effort. My goal is to help you on your journey. I am here to help you when you need a little direction. I am “Your daily dose of inspiration and positivity”. We will make the journey together! Now, let’s get started!