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Focusing on good things might seem easy, but is it? The media is awash with all sorts of negative news. Every day comes with its own set of challenges. A forced smile has become commonplace. Having a real laugh has become a mirage.
It is easy to get lost in the negatives, but remember the words of John Milton, “The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” This quote is geared at ensuring you focus on the good things around you.
1.Count The Good Things
As small as they might be, they are tangible. Remembering only the things that go wrong will only get you worked up and stressed. Your health will suffer for it.
Even in times of darkness, there are numerous aspects of life to be thankful for. Remembering all the good in your life will help you not to be consumed by any negatives and leave you with a much more positive mindset.
One of the ways to ensure you focus on the good things is to identify your sweet spots – those things that make you happy. It is that simple. If it is family, have videos of those family moments on your mobile device and indulge yourself in such whenever things look gloomy.
Unsure about what makes you happy? Well, everyone has something or someone that makes them happy. You will just have to do some soul-searching to find yours and when you do, make it a habit to keep yourself happy. Fortunately or unfortunately, life isn’t a video game, so just be happy while you have the chance.
Focusing on good things can be difficult with the negative vibes coming from the world around us. One way to block out these negative vibes and energy around you is through meditation.
Meditation is akin to wiping the slate of your mind clean. This could be great considering the toxicity in the world right now. Like a blank check, your refreshed mind after a meditation exercise gives you a unique opportunity to fill your mind with only the good things.
Meditation helps you understand how your mind works and you can use that to your advantage in seeing only the good in everything.
3. Perspective Is Everything
Different events highlight the importance of perspective in your general well-being.
The long debate of a half-empty, half-full glass might have raged on long enough, but what side of the divide will always weigh on what you see around you? Changing such a perspective, if negative, might not be easy, but you just have to take the first step and acknowledge your position.
It is said that good things come to those who wait, but that is probably flawed. There is enough good around us, if we only open our eyes to see them. Maybe then we wouldn’t keep waiting for something that is already before us.