It’s not just a year on the calendar, it’s your life.

Ah Social Media, we have a love hate relationship for sure. I always feel like a do a pretty good job of ignoring the negative on the Book of Faces, but one thing I’ve seen a lot of over the past month is how people just can’t wait for 2016 to be over.

The problem I see with that is that you are wishing a year of your life away! Plus turning the calendar won’t make everything suddenly better. If you want life to be better you have to work your tail off and you have to focus on the positive.

It’s true that what we focus on multiplies and it’s important for you to focus on the positive. You don’t hear a boxing coach tell the boxer to not to put his hands down, he tells the boxer to keep his hands up. The tight ropewalker doesn’t say to not look down, they say to look forward. It’s like if I tell you not to picture a pink elephant…just the words make you picture a pink elephant. The point is, don’t spend your time trying not to think negative thoughts. Spend your time thinking positively.

You can be positive about what the future may hold, but don’t wish your life away. Don’t say that you can’t wait for this year to be over. Be thankful for every year that you have, they go by too fast as it is! The days may be long, but the years are so short. One day you are going to look back and wish you had each year back.

One more thing, don’t pre-hate months. Don’t go into January saying how much you hate January. Do things to make January great! Do things to make January your favorite month! The same goes for Mondays. Don’t hate a 7th of your week every week. That’s almost like hating two full months of the year! Think about your favorite things and try to do some of them on Mondays. Make Monday’s great again!

The choice is yours. You choose how you react to your life, whether it’s a day of the week, a month of the year, or an entire year. It’s your choice. Why would you choose to be unhappy?

It’s not just a year on the calendar; it’s your life.

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