Every second of every day that you are awake is spent thinking; whether it’s the thoughts in your head, thinking about what someone is saying, thinking about what you’re going to say next, or reacting to a new situation, if you are awake you are thinking.
So it’s safe to say that your thoughts have a large impact on your life.
Did you know that the thoughts you think are actually shaping your life?
Your thoughts can not only change the things you do in a day and how you react to the events of your life, but they can change the future and therefore the quality of your life.
The more you complain, the more you look for the bad, the more you are going to see it. Furthermore, the more you look for the good things, the more you will start to see the good in your own life.
Like attracts like, it’s not just me trying to be an optimist here, it’s science.
If you are not completely satisfied with your life right now, or even if there are certain areas that you wish to improve on, this is great news! This means that you do not have to wait for something else to happen or change in your life, and you can actually start to have a better life, today.
You might be waiting for something in particular to happen, and then you will be happy and enjoy your life, but it doesn’t work that way. If you want something that will make you happy you have to be happy now in order to get those things.
This is not necessarily a change you can make overnight, but it is something that you can start working towards now.
I want you to intend to make your life better.
What are intentions you ask? Intentions are essentially a plan.
So basically I want you to plan to be happy.
I want you to plan to look for the good in your life.
I want you to plan to let go of the little things.
I want you to plan to live an amazing life.
Where to start? (I recommend getting a journal or something and making lists)
Start by being thankful for all of the good that you already have in your life. Even if you don’t think you have a lot to be thankful for, I guarantee there are plenty… Where did you wake up today? Were you in a nice comfortable bed, in a home with hydro and running water? Do you have a family and friends who love and support you? How’s your health? You’re able to read, correct? You have the privilege of having some sort of device to use the internet? ….and the list goes on; trust me although you may not have everything you want you are blessed with some pretty amazing things.
Then I want you to intend to only look for the good in every situation, as soon as something happens that you want to complain, look for something positive about it. If you look hard enough you will find it.
Intend to only talk about happiness, health and prosperity; stop focusing on the bad news, gossip, sad events going on in the world, you will never leave a conversation feeling happier talking about those things.
Intend to let it go; whatever is bothering you, whatever chip you have on your shoulder, something that you were hoping to happen that hasn’t, just let it go. I am a big believer in whatever is meant to be will always find a way, so if you don’t get what you were hoping for that means something better is coming your way, but you will never receive it if you spend so much time being upset and negative about whatever you didn’t get.
Intend to be kind and give love to every person you meet. No, don’t make love to every person you meet, but give love; be nice, compliment others, show appreciation, be the first to say hello, smile at strangers.
I do a lot of reflecting.
It helps me see where I’m improving, what I have achieved, and usually helps me to change my mood and feel better.
A little thing I like to do every week (usually on a Sunday) is to write out my achievements for the week, big or small, write down my goals for the week/ what I want to accomplish, and write down things that would make the week great.
So even if I feel like I was unproductive this week, this helps me to refocus on the good, and plan for an even better week to come.
Stop dreading Mondays, plan to enjoy your Mondays!
I could go on and on about intentions and reflecting, however I planned on keeping this short and sweet and it is already getting quite long, so I am going to come to a conclusion now (and maybe do more on this topic at another time.
Be thankful & actively seek things that make you happy, or be the light that brings happiness to others, you will be surprised as to how good that makes you feel.