Science suggests that a full, genuine grin—one that involves facial muscles around the eyes—sparks a change in brain activity related to a good mood. Put yourself in that good mood, recall something that made you happy and watch how you will get that boost.
Guard against any tendency toward worry. You can worry about something over and over again, but it will not change anything. Spending hours worrying about the things that you cannot control will not help either. Worry can occupy our minds with small concerns so we can avoid dealing with change or thinking of bigger, more overwhelming concerns. Learn to let go. Breathe. Listen to music or to relaxation recordings to take your mind off whatever is worrying you. You might find that, like the proverbial monster in the closet, when you shine a light fully on your worries they aren’t as big and scary as you thought. Worries live in the past and the future and almost never in the present moment. The more you can develop present moment awareness, the less power your worries will have over you. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
If you were born on September 3rd, you have a razor-sharp mind and a love of knowledge that enables you to deal with any situation. Don’t measure yourself against anyone. Rather, see them as your inspiration and recognize your own uniqueness. You have dynamic charm and many friends and acquaintances. You are that tower of support for others, which makes your own need for love not usually obvious. Stay in touch with the feelings of others, and remain open to compromise. Success can be defined in so many ways. What works for some may not always work for you, as you are unique and special.
Daily thought for September 3rd: A dollar speaks in different ways to different people. It’s the listener who determines which message is the most persuasive.