See Past the Gloominess and Create Your Own Sunshine

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This week felt especially blah considering it began with Blue Monday – a day categorized as the most depressing day of the year, and it ended with Trump’s inauguration today.

Sigh.

Plus, the fact that we saw absolutely no sunshine in the GTA only added to the blah-ness.

I find it harder to stay motivated when there is a lack of sunshine, a common challenge for many of us. I find that matter what you’re going through in life, sunshine has the power to uplift your spirits. Feel free to take a look at a previous post on this.

So how do you stay positive when Mr. Sunshine is hiding behind the clouds?

Daily Motivation – Start the day off with daily blog posts and motivational literature. One of my personal favourites is the Seeds4Life – a vibrant blog rich with posts on how to stay positive, inspired and motivated to accomplish your life goals.

Before I start my day, the first thing I do is read that day’s post to get a daily dose of inspiration from the great contributors there and it immediately brightens up my day no matter what. If you haven’t already, I highly recommended subscribing to them.

Daily Prayer – I wrote a recent post on this already, but I can’t stress this enough. No matter how glum the weather, daily prayer will lift your spirits and keep the overcast funk from consuming you.

Keep Looking Forward – Live in the moment but also think ahead to the positive things you intend on accomplishing that day and beyond, and it will keep you from dwelling on the gloominess.

Engage in Positive Activities – I find that going to the gym more often in cloudy weather actually motivates me to work out harder because I’m making an extra effort to keep the negative feelings away. It’s really easy to let the weather steer you directly to your bed but overcoming that urge to be active will make all the difference.

The forecast continues to look sombre in the days to come, but always remember to create your own sunshine with a positive attitude and lifestyle. 🙂

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