How my nickname gives me better days 🙂
When I heard of Facebook back in 2007, I didn’t think it would be any better than Hi5 or myspace.
Upon signing up, I knew what my first name would be.
Sensor, which one guy at school used to call me when he read the word on my watch.
Then I thought for a few minutes about a last name.
On the desktop, my eyes glanced at my favorite software, ableton.
So I named myself sensor ableton ever since.
10 years later, I wanted to change that to something more meaningful, something that would give a theme to my everyday life.
I wanted something to remind me to enjoy my day and so I came up with dayenjoyer.
I then created many social pages with the name dayenjoyer.
I also added a slug “today is a good day”
It turns out that telling yourself positive affirmations such as “today is a good day, everything will be ok, it’s a beautiful day, life is good et cetera” do actually contribute to feeling better no matter how bad your mood is.
Try it now, say to yourself 3 times “Today is a good day” and say it as if it actually means so.
You will feel higher, not drug high but you get what I mean.
Telling myself over and over today is a good day has stopped me from thinking about tomorrow which used to bring me nothing but worry and waste the precious time I have today.
How do I enjoy my day everyday?
Before I answer, please be aware that I am a human. Which means I am as a homo sapien as much as you are with a small difference, which is I am slightly better looking than you 🤓
No one can enjoy all day everyday but you can increase your jolts of enjoyments throughout your days if you train your mind to do so.
The way I go about my day is the same way I go about a long swim, run, bicycle ride or intense exercise.
When it feels like it’s such a long way to finish a 2km swim, or a 5k run, I tell myself “just put one more stroke ahead of the next sherif, just put one more foot ahead of the other, just finish 50 more seconds”
This technique I learned from Dean Karnazes, the ultra marathoner who runs endlessly.
The strongest organ in your body is not the heart, it’s the brain.
So if you want to enjoy your day, your life or just finish something meaningful to you and only you, just put one foot in front of the other.
The key to fulfillment is doing small things everyday or every second until a big thing is achieved.
Life is best lived on piling up your accomplishments.
my name is sherif and today is a good day ☀️
Photo taken last month in Camping Continental Village Lago Mergozzo Italy 🇮🇹 after I umpired a kids football game.