I am often complaining about random issues: the weather, work, people, the government, lack of sleep, household chores, things to buy, food to eat, and the list goes on. I often find myself focusing more on the things that stress me out, and in doing so, the more I dwell in negativity. Starting today, though, I have decided to focus my energy on the things I love rather than the things I hate.
I would, instead, appreciate: the weather (I love summer, so I should enjoy the heat), work (it’s still better than being unemployed), people (love and hate them, they’re still there), the government (I should just pray for progress), lack of sleep (in exchange of being productive), household chores (in preparation for my future independence), things to buy (it’s all about prioritization, really), food to eat (healthy living SHOULD be the way to go), and the list will go on.
It’s not really blinding yourself of the reality, but rather, taking on a different perspective, and a better one. I’ve noticed that if I decide to be happy, I actually am happy, but if I let my anger get the best of me, the rest of my day is bound to be ruined. It’s all in the mind, they say, and oftentimes, it really is.
Why waste your seconds, minutes, hours into something that will not be beneficial to you? Why bother worrying about things that wouldn’t make a difference if you worry about them? I think we should all stop dwelling on the things that make us frown, and instead, focus on the things that bring smiles to our faces. I think the world will be a better place if we just choose happiness. It might not be perfect, but it will definitely bring about evident changes for the better.