Spread some CHEER this Holiday Season!
Posted: December 16, 2020
Being cheerful is all about looking for the good in everything. It’s about being noticeably happy, bright, and pleasant to be around. Simply put… being cheerful is all about mindset and how one chooses to feel. Cheerfulness also had an amazing quality to it. It spreads like wildfire to others when they see it and will almost instantly become happier as a result. There are things, however, you need to avoid in order to be more cheerful. Let’s go over 4 of the most important ones now.
1. Negative Self-Talk: Be sure to build yourself up rather than tearing yourself down. Remember that you do more things right than wrong on a daily basis.
2. Perfectionism: Remember that progress is always more important than perfection and you never fail at anything if you learn something from it.
3. Ignoring Your Feelings: Stuffing your true feelings down inside only creates a huge bomb over time that will explode when you least expect it.
4. Faking It: No matter how much you try to fake being cheerful, people will be able to see right through it from your body language and facial expressions.
Love Yourself & What You Do Being cheerful starts with you. Remember that are unique. How unique? Did you know that the chances of you being born are about ONE IN 400 TRILLION? That’s a huge number, isn’t it? This is why you have to make the most out of your life. You have to love who you are and what you are doing. This not only means you have to be happy with the person you are but that you also have to practice and do things that regularly bring you joy.
Benefits of Being Cheerful
Being cheerful helps you...
- • Relax and be calmer.
- • Make better and faster decisions.
- • Come up with more ideas.
- • Solve problems easier.
- • Have more friends and a bigger social circle.
- • Turn enemies into friendships.
- • Better respond to misunderstandings.
- • Build deeper relationships.
- • Increase your immunity.
- • Recover from illnesses faster.
- • Deal with pain and sadness easier.
- • Increase your charisma and charm.
- • Make more money and increase your wealth.
- • Stay strong physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually, financially, and more.
- • Do homework and work with more joy.
- • Get through tough challenges.
- • Improve your self-control and coping skills.
- • Become more popular and more loved.
- • Add more meaning and purpose to life.
- • Live longer (on average up to 10 years more!).
- • Make your family, community, and the world a better place to live.
- • Perform at your very best.
- • Become a better version of yourself.
Now, if that’s not enough reason to be cheerful, I don’t know what is.
COOL CHEERFUL LESSON TO SHARE WITH THE KIDS
A well-respected teacher started off her class by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, she asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. She said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” She proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up. She then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still, the hands were up in the air. “Well,” she replied, “What if I do this?” And she dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with her shoe. She picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it?” Still, the hands went into the air. “You have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!”