Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let Sunshine Brighten Your Day

MUSIC: "I'm Walkin' on Sunshine"
"Good Day Sunshine"
"Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"
"You Are the Sunshine of My Life"

After just reading one of the responses on the chat forum about how a cloudy day can dampen one's spirits, I thought I'd try to make your day a little brighter by adding this upbeat song. Yes, a dull, rainy, cloudy and dark day certainly can deplete you of energy and make one want to stay in bed. It's just plain hard to get up and at it, when there's no blue skies up above. As we are now settling into fall and with winter not too far away, there will be many cloudy and just plain dismal days ahead of us for quite awhile. Somehow we all seem to get through it, but when you are not feeling well, that type of weather does very little to revive your spirits.

Getting up and seeing sunshine first thing in the morning, does wonders! Instantly we all feel energized and ready to meet the day ahead. So on cloudy days, we all have to keep thinking "sunshine" to stay motivated. How do you do this? There are many ways to keep positive, even if the weather might not be cooperating.

- Read a good book

- Call a friend and invite them over

- Listen to upbeat music

- Get engaged in a hobby

- Go for a walk

- Concentrate on the good things in your life (remember that no one escapes bad days)

- Get your hair done

- Go for a drive

- Etc....etc....etc.

The point being, find your own sunshine!!! We all have different things that make us smile and keep us positive. Don't let those cloudy days get you down. Our family have invented crazy ideas to help keep my husband motivated on his down days......the point being, is that it keeps his mind off his cancer and that is a definite "plus".

OK...so maybe I've overdone it a little with all of my sunshine songs...give a listen though, they just might help to brighten your day!

A positive attitude is half the battle when fighting cancer, so keep those spirits lifted!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you are so right - thank you for that reminder - I'm early in my journey with this monster so I'll be needing a butt-kick now & again to keep me on the right mental track - thanks for this wonderful site - it's much needed and appreciated