One of the worst experiences I’ve had to endure in my life was when I was working at a place that was a deadend , I was under a legal dispute with them and still I had to go in everyday to a place where I was clearly not wanted. I had to go and put my best face forward. Everyday I waited for them to give me tasks that were clearly not a part of my duties, but they where being given to me to put more pressure and see if I finally left. Regardless of what was going on, I always chose to smile, this was the only thing I could do to keep me sane. To help me feel good. I was in a little office, I was put there to have no contact with anyone.
I would take a notebook to write ideas that would pop into my head, things that worried me or just positive messages. The days that were the hardest I would listen to a little bit of music ( leaving one ear out just in case anyone needed me. Of course they never did) or I would listen to positive videos I would find on YouTube or that my sister would send to me.
The importance of smiling when I wanted to cry was crucial to helping me defeat the situation I was living. Because even when I was losing it, I would smile and my mood changed. The message we are sending pur brain when we do that is: If I’m smiling is because I have reasons to smile.
Maybe you hate your job, maybe you are not happy today when your alarm clock goes off and you realize where you are going today. A place you don’t want to be at, with people you don’t want to be with, doing something you don’t want to do. And maybe that is completely out of your control. But you know what is under your absolute control? The attitude you continue to have when all of this is going on. Your happiness, your positivism, your smile. Thos three things you can always take with you, and no one can take away from you.
This morning, if you feel tempted to losing it, smile. Smile even if you don’t feel like it. I guarantee it will not take long for your brain to start sending messages to the rest of your body to make you feel good.
-La Senorita Prym ❤