I Choose Joy

Life is too short to wait for things to get easier. Embrace happiness now and create a life that you love.

My mindset matters. I choose joy over anger.

Your mindset is a powerful tool that can greatly influence your experiences and outcomes in life. By intentionally setting your mind, you can gain greater control over your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Choosing your mindset takes daily practice. It may not always be easy, but with consistency and perseverance, you can cultivate joy, peace, gratitude, contentment and more.

I used to find myself angry all the time (for many reasons) and it had a significant impact on my interactions with others. I became aware I didn’t want to be that person, angry all the time. I wanted to add joy to the world, lift others up, and be someone who others wanted to be around. When I become aware of a trigger, I would use that as a reminder to change my perspective, become grateful for the opportunity and take action to change my mindset.

I am grateful when I catch myself being short with someone because it reminds me to change my perspective and choose joy and a learning opportunity. I stop, take a deep breath, smile, and approach the challenge with fresh eyes. The things that used to bother me no longer do.

This Blog is part of our Choose for Yourself 21-Day Challenge. Chick HERE to learn more.


Your Turn:  Mindset Reflection

Think back over the last 24 hours.

Become Aware

  • Do you notice any negative behavior or mindset patterns?
  • Use a word(s) to describe. Are you Angry? Sad? Bitter? Stressed? Etc.
  • Notice any observations (gaps, triggers, patterns, and situations) that tend to evoke this within you.
  • What impact is this having on you?
  • Acknowledge your (observation) and its (insert impact)

I am aware ______________________ and it’s _________________________.

Be Grateful

  • Identify one observation you want to become aware of and use as a reminder.
  • What is the mindset you want to have once you become aware.
  • Change your perspective, be grateful for (insert observation), because it reminds you to (insert mindset).

I am grateful ________________________ and because I can __________________________.

Take Action

  • Name an action you will take next time you become aware.

Next time I become aware I will  ________________________________________________.

Jen Weis

The publisher of Morning Cup.