Refrain from negativity of any kind. There are so many great answers below- I think I’ll compile a list for myself just as a daily reminder. 🙂
Like others have said – the questions on this site which I’ve made part of my daily morning routine. I love thinking about them first as I sit outside drinking coffee. I appreciate them in particular because I wouldn’t necessarily confront these thoughts and ideas in my daily life.
My cats….there for me always when family and friends are not. Myself….always striving for perseverance and perfection. Nature and music- constants in my life always.
The choice I made a year and a half ago to leave a toxic relationship and move across the country- not knowing many people or having much of a plan beyond a new job. I now find myself in a happy relationship loving my surroundings and feel it’s easier to just take a step back and relax finally .
By remembering my past —- an unhappy childhood, bad relationship, jobs not worth the stress levels they created… and realizing I made it through all that. My tendency is to always jump to ‘worst case scenario’, but I think by remembering my resilience in handling difficult situations in the past (and also realizing things are never as bad as I think they will be), it can help me deal with whatever comes my way.
I’m still working on this one. I feel a lot of times my reactions are purely instant emotion based – or routed in my negative perception of myself and how I think others see me. I think the key is taking a step back, slowing down and thinking more intentionally about every action and thought I choose to project to others around me. I think it also wouldn’t hurt to actually reflect a bit on what my core values are and then how I might strive to incorporate those more often in my da...
I’m still working on this one. I feel a lot of times my reactions are purely instant emotion based – or routed in my negative perception of myself and how I think others see me. I think the key is taking a step back, slowing down and thinking more intentionally about every action and thought I choose to project to others around me. I think it also wouldn’t hurt to actually reflect a bit on what my core values are and then how I might strive to incorporate those more often in my daily life.
I don’t know that I’ll leave my house today…. but in general, I will try to be more understanding of those who don’t share my beliefs. I’ll carry the random act of kindness thought with me throughout the rest of this difficult week 💜
First question that has stumped me. Maybe it’s just that I don’t quite know how to recognize, acknowledge, and accept love in my life.
It’s not so much clearing the path so others can follow, but doing it so that I can move forward. I see the obstacles as negativity, not believing in myself, not taking chances and trying new things. Perhaps clearing the path is not so much to have others follow you, but for them to see you and make a connection as they are simultaneously traveling along their own parallel path.
I look down and see the painted wooden planks of my small porch. Before I moved to this house I lived in apartments with no outdoor space for the past few years. I am grateful I now have this space to sit outside every morning and take in the sounds of the world waking up,
-Explore new ideas
-Make my surroundings pleasing to the eye
-get rid of those things that no longer have purpose in my life.
To let go and go with the flow. To try not to prejudge a situation or assume a particular outcome. To believe in yourself and your abilities. To think the best of others.
I always read others responses first before adding my own and I like the distinction made between helpful and hurtful criticism—- because it’s when criticism = judgement and negativity that experiencing joy becomes less of a possibility. But when criticism = advancement and improvement it leads to results and accomplishments that allow us to experience joy.
The excitement of the unknown I guess. I’m not sure anymore that things are going to work out in my current living situation with my partner. Pandemic isolation has been affecting me lately and I sense his distance and am not quite sure what happened. In the midst of this I suppose is the excitement of not knowing where I might go next.
Gratefulness of the things/people/experiences in ones life increases understanding and appreciation which makes it easier to feel compassion for others. In theory. I’m going to try to put this into practice today.
I’m often times hard on myself because I’m more about accuracy than speed when it comes to my job…. I get down on myself often. I need to be more kind and realize it’s just a job… I am how I am and there’s nothing wrong with that.
I always read the other responses too before I add mine
That things are never as impossible or difficult as I make them out to be. That my perceptions about the way I am are not always accurate. New ideas can only be let in when I stop trying to control.
I’ve done this before— it’s a good feeling for sure!
I thought I had this again, but now I’m doubting it. 🙁
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