How To Make Big Problems Feel Inconsequential
This Week's Simple Tip
I'll admit it! I am one of those people who gets quite irritated when I have technology issues! I also get annoyed when a prescription refill is supposed to be ready only to find that they had to order it, and the truck has not come in. But what about all those things that go right everyday? There are hundreds of them but do we even take the time to notice and appreciate them? Think about how many days our car starts, we have food to eat, our internet is working, our water is clean and running. What about the caring friends in our lives, and the fact you can breathe clean air outside? The list is endless! These are things we take for granted that others in the world would love to have.
It is the many little things added together that make our lives so rich each day.
Years ago when I was going through a challenging time in life, I began my day by writing down 3 things that I was grateful for. Many mornings they are the little things in life that we take for granted.
You know what happened? I immediately felt more joyful. It made such a difference in my daily mindset that 7 years later I am still writing daily gratitudes.
Think about it: A negative thought cannot co-exist with a feeling of appreciation or gratitude. It's like a fool-proof way to start your day with a positive stride!
This Week's Focus:
This week, why not be grateful and appreciative for all the wonderful little things instead of complaining about the few things that don't go right!? Once you see the joy it brings, I bet you'll continue after a week too :)
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!