Something I’ve been thinking a lot lately is about people and the energy they carry around with them. It’s kind of obvious, right? I’ve always tried to surround myself with people who have that positive energy, and to try my best to be one of those people myself… and I’ve always believed that life will give you back what you put into it. That if you think positively, and treat the universe as best you can, it will do the same for you. Isn’t that like, the law of attraction or something? Granted, I know there are exceptions to the rule. Bad things happen to good people every day and I never can explain it. Still… as a general rule to live by, if you put good vibes out into the world, you’ll get good things back.
I am a pretty positive person, most of the time – but no one is perfect… we all have our ups and downs and sometimes its a struggle to put on a smile and be positive. But on those days I have to just try a little harder. Smile at the up doorman on the way to work… crack a joke to my coworkers… compliment a stranger… and so on. And I usually feel even a little better after that.
This fashion week, the best compliment I got was not about how I looked or what I was wearing. It came from two of my friends, at different points throughout the week. Nicolette and Jenni both told me I’d never looked happier and that I had great energy. Not better. Not younger. Not skinnier. Happier. And that felt really good. And I realized then and there that in that moment, I did actually feel really happy. And that felt really awesome.
A lot of you emailed me earlier in the year when things weren’t so good, asking what I do to stay positive and feel better. For me, it is just finding one small thing to be happy about – and focusing all my energy on that. So – when things are bad or you feel like you are in a rut, try to think of at least one good thing in your life. Let that be the thing that guides you. If nothing is good at that moment, think of one attainable thing/goal that you know you can accomplish. Even if your goal is to get out of bed or make it through the day without crying… or to find the time to have a cup of tea with a close friend. Focus on that one small thing… and think about how good it will feel when you get to where you want to be. Take it one tiny step at a time, and you’ll get there. It might not come overnight, or even for a few months… but you will get there. I really believe that by putting good vibes out, you’ll get good things back. Good vibes, only, friends… it works!