Sometimes it feels like everything that can go wrong, goes wrong. Like nothing in life is easy. And every little thing that comes your way is just hard.
I had one of these moments last week. Where I just wanted something, anything, one thing to be easy. When things aren't going your way, it seems as if EVERYTHING is going wrong.
I ended up having one of those days where I just sat down and cried. Because I seriously felt as if the world was out to get me. It was just one hit after another....or at least it seemed that way.
This, however, becomes a slippery slope. Because the more we focus on the things going wrong, the more it seems as if everything continues to go wrong. As if nothing in our life is going right.
I mean, I'm not going to lie...this past year has been insane. There's been a lot of crap that has happened. And it would have been really easy to fall into a rut, curl into a ball, and do a whole lot of nothing.
And sometimes the only thing a person can do is put one foot in the other and keep on moving forward.
I'll let you in on a little secret though. Even if it seems as if everything is going extremely wrong, there is ALWAYS something in your life going right. So I made it a point, even when I was feeling down, to name three things I was grateful for. Every day.
Some days were harder than others. There were some days I had to search for the three things I was grateful for. But I always found them. There were always three things. And usually I ended up thinking of more.
Because let's be real. Life is hard.
There will ALWAYS be hard things in life. ALWAYS.
But it's how you approach those hard things that will really determine how and what happens in your life. And it's what you focus on that will really make all the difference in the world.
For you see, when you focus on the good things, you continue to SEE the good things. But when you focus on the bad things, you continue to SEE the bad things.
And knowing this, I don't allow myself to focus solely on the bad things. I don't want to dwell there. I don't want to keep seeing the bad things in my life.
I don't know about you, but I would much rather focus on the good things. I feel so much better when I'm positive and happy. I mean...duh. Who wouldn't?
But this world? Well...we have a tendency to focus on the bad things. Dwell on the all the things going wrong. And it becomes a terrible thing we hold onto. A terrible thing that just continues.
But try it...for a week. Be grateful for three things. Every day. See how it changes your life.
And yes, I know I've talked about this before. But it is so insanely important.
Focus on the good. And you'll continue to see and feel the good.
Try it. Comment below and let me know how it goes.
It doesn't mean bad things won't happen. It just means you won't dwell on them and stay in that negative place.
I hope you have an awesome week! And stay positive! Always.
With love and wellness,