If you studied a large group of people for several years, you would find that their temperaments fell across a normal distribution curve. On the left of the curve lies perpetual unhappiness. On the right side of the curve is a life of continual joy. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle of these two extremes.
There are times when, for no particular reason we feel down. At other times, the sun shines into our lives again. The thing to notice is to what extent external circumstances are driving these physical changes within you. After all, Monday morning comes around once a week. Sometimes it rains. Today it is raining but I feel great – because I have chosen to spend my professional life doing something that I enjoy.
There is a natural rhythm to life. Some days can be challenging. During other days, the whole world can seem to be working against you.
“A smile is your greatest social asset.” ~ Zig Ziglar
“Whether you think you can or can’t – you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford
“Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Being positive can benefit your health, attract more people into your life (mostly positive thinkers) and keep you cheerful. I am pretty sure that it helps you to live a longer (and of course happier) life. The alternative, for me, would be difficult to live with.
As you know, regular exercise, a good diet and sufficient time to wind down all help. Work wise, find something you love to do and then find a way of making money doing it (it took me a long time to realise that I love to teach and for many years I have been a marketing trainer).
As a business person, I find that it helps me with my sales and marketing activities (who wants to buy from an unhappy person?)