As human beings, we are exceptional at manifesting negative outlooks and self-esteem. We often find ourselves in that place of despair deciding we are not good enough. From there we continue to spiral out of control. Sometimes we are able to find that awakening that stops us dead in our tracks but in many cases we don’t find that break until we’ve hit rock bottom. We waste so much time and energy on issues that are trivial in the grand scheme of things. We need to think positively and realize that we are lucky to be alive. Every one of us has at least one thing to be proud of, if not hundreds. It is necessary to take a step back every once in a while to realize that we are actually doing well. Even in despair, there are things to be grateful for.
There are two ways to look at every situation and you are in charge of deciding what you are going to see. The positive or the negative. Just for one day, try to notice the positive in situations rather than the negative. I’m am certain that with in no time you will feel much more content with where you are in life. While your at it, take the time to look at your life and determine all the things that you are grateful for as well. Gratitude has one of the strongest vibrations on the earth. When you let yourself appreciate the people and things around you, your heart warms, the edges of your lips curl upward, and you glow. You send those great vibrations out into the world and you slowly notice that the people around you can’t be angry anymore. I know you’ve met one of those people who absolutely glows and every time you find yourself in their presence you cant help it but feel warm and fuzzy, like a burden has been lifted. Don’t you want to take on that role? What a wonderful feeling that is.
A great exercise to help you realize all the good in your life is to write a list of one hundred things that you love or make you happy. It’s amazing how quickly this exercise can motivate you and turn your despair to content. It’s ok if you have trouble coming up with ideas. If need be put the list away and come to it with fresh eyes on the following day. I am certain you will notice a change in yourself. It may even give you the drive to come up with new goals. Try this exercise every couple of months. Your interests and ideas will change and being flexible enough to let go of the past to make room for the new is one aspect of living a more rewarding life. It’s perfectly fine to change. If we never changed or grew we would still be freshmen in high school intimidated by the upperclassmen.
Here’s an example of my list to help you start..
1. my family
6. hot tea
8. the pitter patter of rain