10 Good Reminders to Make Your Day Brighter

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

10 Good Reminders to Make Your Day Brighter

Reminder #1

All too often we spend too much time wondering whether or not others approve of us and our choices in life; whether or not they will confide us when times are dark, especially when we running low on hope. All too often we attribute our sense of happiness to other people and things… whereas the truth stays the same – happiness is an inside job.

Reminder #2

Learn to be grateful. For everything that you’ve got. For the bad and the good and the best experiences in your life. Nothing was coincidental. Life itself is a tremendous gift. No matter the pain and suffering and the greatest joys that we get to experience – those are the lessons that we need to learn and carry on on our journey. Be grateful no matter what.

Reminder #3

It’s about refraining. It’s all about changing perspective. In times of great despair, anxiety, and anger… try to look at the situation at hand from a slightly different angle.

10 Good Reminders to Make Your Day Brighter

Reminder #4

Take a deep breath and pat yourself on a shoulder! Celebrate your wins. Big and small ones. Every single day!

Reminder #5

Remove hypothetical curtains off your eyes – don’t let the beauty of the world and people in it pass you by when you are too busy concentrating on a surface of your phone screen; look up! Look up and notice something beautiful you might be surrounded by right this moment.

Reminder #6

Nothing is coincidental, and every single person was given us for a reason. I distinguish three types of friendships: a friend for a season, a friend for a reason and a friend for a lifetime – the rarest kind of friendship where we serve each other as lights and guides and beacons of hope. 

Reminder #7

Never lose hope… Ever in the darkest times, there’s always hope to be found within your heart. The sunrise always comes after the darkest night. Everything is going to be okay. 

Reminder #8

Stop taking things close to heart… especially if we are talking about the actions of others. The actions are reflections of choices other people made based on the premises of current circumstances in their life; take nothing personally. Each person we meet on our way battles something we have zero clues about.

Reminder #9

Get outdoors! Nature heals. When we race through our days without catching a breath, a simple walk on fresh air will make a dramatic difference to your mood and overall wellbeing. Get out there and clear the cobwebs. Feel better!

Reminder #10

Perfectionism is an illusion. Breathe… relax… It’s okay to strive for the best results; it’s also okay to make mistakes and be human along the process. Mistakes are proof that you are trying.
Lesya Li

Lesya Li

Founder, Head of Content at HavingTime
Lesya Li is a founder of HavingTime – a digitally native story magazine for people that need to share inspiration and be inspired.
Lesya Li
Lesya Li