5 Ways to Look on the Bright Side
written by Meaghan B. Murphy, published on NJ Family
Looking to bring a little more positive energy into your life? Author and Westfield mom Meaghan B Murphy shares and excerpt from her new book Your Fully Charged Life.
Turn a boo into a boo-yah.
One of my most-used phrases is “Yes, but . . .” because I put a positive spin on almost anything. Out of eggs on pancake Sunday? Yes, but we also need paper towels, so I can pop over to the Stop & Shop quickly and also grab chocolate chips and whipped cream. Even if you’re faced with a harsher reality, notice that it’s awful, then try to find something that’s awesome—or at least alright.
Swap have to for get to.
My friend Jen recently started shifting her mindset around bedtime for her three young girls, going from ‘Ugh, I have to do the routine’ to ‘I get to put these three strong women in the making to bed’. And it changed everything. Life isn’t fun 24/7, but it does not have to suck so hard. This tweak helps you realize that you honestly don’t have to do much; you get to live this life, which, for the most part, you created and create.