Perspective……. it is key to how your life manifests itself and how you experience the ups and downs along the way. You may not be able to control many things that are going on in your life at the moment.
✔️ You may be self employed and concerned about not having work and being able to pay bills.
✔️ You maybe a nurse who is working on the frontline in an ICU at a hospital and seeing so many sick people.
✔️ You may be pregnant and worried about giving birth in these uncertain times.
There are so many uncertainties at the moment. I recently listened to a talk by Rachel Hollis and she was discussing the topic of perspective and one of the things she emphasised was that in any situation there are 2 things we have complete control over: Attitude and Effort.
You can decide how you are going to live in this time in your life. Are you going to stay in bed and block out the outside world until it’s all over? Or are you going to have your moment of hibernating but then get up, dressed and face it head on?
If you let it, life will happen TO you. You will be like a leaf in the wind being blown here and there with no control or plan as to where your going.
What you want Is to make life happen FOR you. Write down goals and action steps towards them. It doesn’t matter how big or small those goals are. You may have HUGE expectations of where you want to be or you may simply want get out of bed on time, exercise each day and eat healthy. It doesn’t matter. Either way, be flexible and adaptable when challenges crop up (which they will) but remember it’s ok to have a plot twist, just take another route, stay focused and keep your head in the game.
If your struggling to shift your perspective think about whether how your feeling about a situation is real or is it a made up story in your head? Have you created fear around an event because you are thinking of the what ifs, your overthinking how it’s going to play out and not living in the present.
Try and look at your situation from an outsiders pair of eyes. Would someone else who had a lot less than you, be feeling the fear you are? This creates an attitude of gratitude. Your fear of the “what ifs” is a privilege. There are many whose fear is not of a made up story but that have already lost their homes or don’t have the money to pay for food. There is always someone who wishes they could be where you are, so focus on being grateful.
You are in control of the way you view every situation. At any point in a day, how tired you are, if your hungry, the conversation you’ve just had can have an impact on the way you react and view a situation. When your day comes to a close, review it, think about how you felt at different points and anything that happened around it and be mindful of how things affect you.
Lastly surround yourself with people who have a great mindset and perspective. Being around people who are positive and upbeat will help you stay in the same vibration. We are a culmination of the 5 people we spend the most time with, so choose those people wisely.
How you view a situation is a choice. Always look for the positives. You may not believe things happen for a reason but you can usually find meaning if you look hard enough.