About 10 or so years ago I wasn’t at the happiest point in my life. One day I sat down and I did just exactly what this graphic says. I made a list of ten things that I enjoyed/made me happy and then I realized how few of those things I actually did/had in my daily life.
At this same time, I made it a game to find 10 beautiful things on my drive to (or from) work – no repeats. Ten doesn’t seem like a lot until you’ve covered all of the obvious things. Then I really had to dig deep sometimes to find those ten things but I always did. And as I began to see the beauty in the more mundane/less obvious things, the more appreciative I became of those things.
Do you catch yourself having and feeding into your negative thoughts?
Here’s the thing: If you can AGREE with your thoughts, you can also DISAGREE with them. Having the thought isn’t what matters. The thought in and of itself has no power. You have the ability to consent to the thought or throw it away.
Beliefs about yourself are very powerful. But they are also changeable and erasable.
What negative thought about yourself have YOU been holding onto? Today is the day to “let it go”. Throw it away. Don’t consent to it. Change it and erase it. Replace it with a new ending.