Where’s your focus these days? A good way to test this is to see how quickly you can list what’s not working in your life. I’ll bet you can easily give me a list of five things without too much thought.
What about what’s really working in your life, how quickly could you list those things?
That’s what I thought…you need a minute.
Blame your brain with its negativity bias, but did you know you don’t have to dwell in the negative, even if that comes to mind quicker?
I have been experimenting with purposefully focusing on all the good things in my life. When I find myself frustrated at work, I am taking a pause to count up what’s going well at work. When those ‘pandemic pounds’ stubbornly refuse to go, I switch my thinking to how much stronger I’m getting at rowing and how many calories I burned at my last workout, and how I chose a V8 and some walnuts for a snack, instead of a sleeve of cookies.
Once I start appreciating the good things, I start to see more and pretty soon I’ve forgotten about whatever was bugging me.
Try this ONE thing
As soon as you catch yourself spiraling downward, stop and think of everything good that is also happening to you. Before you know it, you’re uplifted and energized and feeling good. And that is the goal of this life, isn’t it?
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about my next chapter; it will definitely uplift!
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