If ‘You are what you eat.’, then there must be some truth to ‘You are what you think.’ right?
Sure, one phrase speaks to what we feed our body, and the other speaks to what we feed our mind, but they’re both true, aren’t they?
Each is necessary for nourishing and nurturing balanced and healthy lives.
If you’re frustrated, snarky and feeling like your day isn’t going ‘your way’, well, then guess what?
Your day will continue to go poorly, because:
- You’re attracting challenging situations with your attitude and;
- That’s the lens which you are choosing to view your world.
The Universe is so accommodating it produces exactly what we are looking for or expecting.
We Receive Exactly What We Expect
It reminds me of the story about a visitor who drives to a town. Since he is considering moving there, he stops a local to ask what kind of people live in the town. Are they friendly and outgoing? Or are they hostile and distant?
The local asks what the people are like, in the town the visitor currently lives in. The visitor mentions that his neighbors are antagonistic and unfriendly; that’s why he is looking for a new home.
The local says, ‘Well, I’m pretty sure you would find people to be exactly the same way, in our town.’
No matter the situation, our view of our world depends on which lens we choose to look through.
Changing Your Life by Changing Your Attitude
On days when you’re impatient, frustrated or snarky you can change your day, simply by changing your attitude and your thoughts, because that will change the trajectory of your outlook and perspective.
It’s your day so that makes it your responsibility to change your perspective. Which means it calls for you to make choices that support what you’re looking for and what you want out of your day.
If you want things to be different, it’s up to you to make positive choices, with your thoughts.
This is an opportunity for you to practice ‘the Confidence to Choose’. I’m right there behind you, cheering you on. So, step into your power.
It’s your responsibility to create, or re-create, the kind of day you want to have.
And days create weeks, and weeks create months and months create years, and before you know it, you’ve created the Life you really want!
That’s very empowering, don’t you think?
How to Give Yourself a Quick Check-up from the Neck-up
The next time you are ‘having one of those days’ let me suggest you re-frame your thinking, using these quick and simple steps.
- Take a deep breath, to center yourself and help you focus. This will also allow you to step outside of the moment.
- Re-frame the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, into a more positive light. I often ask myself, ‘What am I supposed to learn from this? What is the Life Lesson, in this frustration?’
Sharing My Own Personal Litmus Test
Once I’ve taken a step back, I often find myself amused that I’ve allowed myself to be frustrated and upset over something that matters, so very little.
Over the years, I’ve developed my own personal litmus test to clarify things, for me. I’d like to share my test with you, now.
I ask myself:
- In the grand scheme of things, does it really matter?
- Did anyone lose their life?
- Did anyone lose any limbs?
- Is anyone bleeding?
If the answers to those questions is ‘no’, it quickly puts everything into perspective. I know I can deal with whatever annoyance or frustration, (real or imagined), I may be facing.
And always try to remember these timeless rules:
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- In the grand scheme of things, it’s all small stuff.
So, what about you? How do you re-frame your days, when it seems like nothing is going your way? What secrets do you have that instantly move you towards a more grounded place?
Please share your suggestions and tips with me, by writing a comment in the section, below.