Good morning! I was looking at the morning news and they said Stockholm would have a nice sunny day today. I looked out my window and saw that it was nowhere near nice. That got me thinking about Swedes, weather and positivity. If you know anything about Swedes, you know that we’re obsessed with weather, probably because we’re always hoping for sun but most often get some gray-cloudy-sadness thing. So today when I expected sun but got clouds I realized how most conversations are going to go today… “it’s so sad”, “I’m so tired”, “the weather is horrible today isn’t it?” and on and on it goes. I agree that it’s not so fun with this type of weather but I also think it is perfect study weather, awesome weather for training inside and it makes me want to drink tea, which I don’t do often enough. However, it is very unlikely that someone will tell me these things when I talk to them, we tend to focus on the negative aspects of life and therefore my mind wandered to positivity and our own power to control how we feel.

noun | the quality or state of being positive

A friend of mine taught me about this and how we control our own happiness. Happiness does not come from something we have, it comes from within. It is a state of mind, you decide to be happy. Now either you think I might be on to something or you probably think this sound like complete rubbish. But I’ve found, again and again, that this really is true. From the simple thing like not letting the weather get you down to the big problems we face from time to time that makes us feel worthless. I’m not saying this is always easy but if you truly believe you can turn things around for yourself then in the end you will be able to.  Choose what you want your life to be about, and try to make decisions that will get you there. If you do that then everything will workout, maybe not right away but when you start seeing good things then suddenly they’re all around you. Before you know it, you will be that annoying person across the street who is just walking around, smiling for no apparent reason. That is not only going to make you happy but everyone else you meet will also catch some of your happiness. This is how I try to live, with positivity and the belief in myself and that I control my mind. I hope this gave you something to think about. That’s all for now! See you soon.