Every year, as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, people all over the world are making promises to improve themselves, to live a better life, to be an exceptional version of themselves.
Some are saying goodbye to bad habits while others are making resolutions about sticking to good habits. For some, it’s a promise to attain that goal they’ve been striving for with all their heart and soul. For others, it might mean a promise to finally let go of the demons from their past.
All of these are attempts at living a life full of happiness.
However, life won’t change for the better unless the lens viewing it changes. If we don’t bring a change in how we see our life, if we don’t shift our perspective, our life will continue to go by unappreciated.
Perspective is simply what you choose to focus on. You have a choice in how you perceive your life and your reality. You are the filter for how you interpret your reality.
You can change your reality by choosing how to shape your perspective. It can affect how you feel about the world as well as yourself.
Here are a few shifts that can make a difference in your way of thinking:
What I lack → What I have
If you focus on what you don’t have, then there’s no room for appreciation of the blessings right in front of your eyes. By shifting focus on what you have, you can create gratitude for the things around you.
What’s going wrong in my life → What’s going right in my life
Instead of focusing on the things that are going wrong in your life, start looking at the good things that happen to you on a daily basis. This can give you peace and contentment with what’s happening right now instead of everything that could’ve worked out your way but didn’t.
Every day is the same or boring → Finding something beautiful in everyday
The more you choose to see something, the more that thing will be seen. When you’ll be looking for beautiful things in your day, your world will become more alive and vibrant.
I’m not where I wanna be → Look how far I’ve come
Even if you have a long road ahead of you, remember to look back and acknowledge the milestones you’ve already crossed. You can be happy that you’re now better than where you were before while striving to be your best.
What I can’t control → What I can control
There are some things you can’t control, but there are things you do have power over. By shifting your focus on the things that you can control, you’ll be able to exert more control over your life and grow into an empowered version of yourself.
Recap for memory:
- You have a choice in how you perceive your life and your reality.
- Shifting your perspective can change how you feel about yourself and the world.
- The more you choose to see something, the more that thing will be seen.
P. S. This post was inspired by a video from Lavendaire.