✗ 5 Easy Tips To Help You Recognize The Positive Things You Already Have
Have you heard the saying by a poet named Ovid? Well, he was the one who said, “The grass is greener on the other side.”
What this means is that you think the things other people have or their situations always look better than your own.
I am sorry to tell you this, but the grass is not greener on the other side, those people just water and take care of their lawn…
Friend, do you find yourself always wishing to be someone else or feeling like someone else has it better than you do? I would like for you to take a moment and really think about how you view your life and yourself. Get really honest with yourself.
If you said yes then we need to work on your perspective on your life and yourself friend. You are not alone in feeling this way. Many people feel like the grass is greener on the other side and do crazy things to obtain what they think is better & then come to realize that what they had was a lot better than what they thought they wanted.
So! You may be asking yourself how do I change my perspective- great question.
1. Make a point to see the good things you have in your life and about yourself. You can do this easily by listing 5 things every day that you see as good things about yourself and your life.
2. Tell those negative thoughts to shove off. Everyone has negative thoughts but what matters is if we let them shape our reality. So, if you find yourself thinking, “Wow they are so much better than I am and live in a better house than I do,” stop yourself and call BS. Then go back and list the things that you are proud of in your life and about you.
3. Pay attention to the influences around you (social media, music, friends, family). What they saying about their own lives as well as yours. If it is negative and a lot of “the grass is greener on the other side talk” than it might be time for a little space.
4. Start consuming more positive things. Change what you are reading, seeing, listening to, who you are hanging out with to be positive. This will help rewire your brain to place more emphasis on the good things vs. the bad things.
5. Set goals, by setting goals you will recognize your achievements quicker thus helping you have more pride in your life and yourself.
By making small adjustments to what you are thinking and what you are consuming you are retraining your brain to look at the positive things in your life and the world around you.
In all honesty friend, comparing yourself to others is garbage & you need to stop that sh** right now.
※Your Challenge: Give the above suggestions a try for a month and see how you feel about your life after.