Check in with your perspective, how are you feeling about your week?
Human beings are quick to “forget.” Hence, why cruise ship reservations are full again. We have the capacity to let it go, move on, and learn from our past, but usually this only happens in the big picture of life. Naturally, we want to be optimistic.
Without a doubt, we couldn’t even name what was bothering us two days ago (the macro), yet in the minutiae (day to day life) we find ourselves plagued by troubles.
How frequently do we find ourselves complaining about the trivialities of life? For instance, Traffic, minor inconveniences, “slow service”, delayed flights, among others. We whine about the things in our day to day lives that are “out to get us.”
Consequently, all of these small disruptions to our personal utopias would be fixed simply with a quick dose of perspective.
What if you stopped today to realize all the wonderful, amazing things in your life? We call this, gratitude. What if you stopped to thank all the people in your life who do things to make your life easier? All the people that cater to you when you need it. Reach out and say thank you.
Most importantly, at the end of the day, review all the things that happened to you. If you’re doing this “review” with someone else (spouse, significant other, roommate, etc), attempt to first name all the GOOD things that went on. We tend to complain first; this is a habit that can be changed.
Last but not least, finish your day with perspective. And, if you’re reading this in the morning, take note of how you think during the day; what does the conversation sound like when you talk to yourself?
Today is the best day ever. That’s our perspective; how about you?