Sounds cliché as ever, right? Yet, truthfully most of us know that our thoughts can affect our day to day. Some days can be harder than others, sure. We all have bad days. But, it’s amazing and sometimes extremely shocking how just a change in our thoughts and attitude can change just about everything.
We have complete control over our thoughts for the most part. It’s wonderful if we train ourselves how to use this to our advantage. There are plenty of things in our day to day lives that have the opportunity to absolutely bring us down, so it’s up to us to stay focused on making sure that they don’t. Not everything that we do or encounter is always going to put a smile on our faces, but we have the power to adjust our thoughts accordingly, and it’s surprising how powerful our minds are.
In a work setting, it can become pretty easy to become complacent or unhappy with your career choice or current position. Now with this, you have some choices. A.) You can quit. I don’t believe in wasting time if you aren’t at your utmost happiest. B.) You can change how you think about your job. There have to be some positives. Here’s one: It pays the bills! Maybe not all of them? Still! Do your best to change your mindset and you’ll be surprised to see how just changing your thoughts about your job to more positive ones could turn into liking your job more. Or at least being able to tolerate it much better. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne talks a lot about these ideas and how if you truly believe something strongly enough and envision yourself in a certain way that you will become it. I have found it pretty true in most work environments that I have been in. You just have to become the person you envision yourself being. If you want to be a rock star at whatever you do, then start being that rock star, even if you have to fake it for awhile. Fake it until you make it. Fake it until you become it!
The same goes for the people in our lives. There are plenty of people that we can agree that we love, but sometimes we just don’t like. You aren’t always going to agree with the people in your life, but if you can play the game correctly with your thoughts, it won’t really be a problem. Those who surround you might not always provide you with exactly what you look for in a friend/significant other/family member. Playing the game means that you just change the way you think about how they are acting that might not sit right with you. Remember that to begin with, you love them for 100 reasons; you just have to tolerate the other 50 things that might bug you a bit! You can get caught up in those thoughts with resentment and anger or with a minor switch in your thinking about how they play a positive role in your life you can make it so that those issues won’t bug you quite as much anymore.
I think with dating you can be a bit pickier. Don’t settle for someone who doesn’t treat you like a king or queen or however you desire to be treated. It’s easy to become upset that you haven’t found “the one” and feeling like you will be #foreveralone. If you continue to mope and throw yourself a pity party about it while all your friends are getting married, what does that do for you? It makes you look like a dingus! Be happy for your loved ones who are experiencing such love and have a little faith. You are important and incredible. Tell yourself that every day and once you believe it, it will be much easier for someone else to believe it. And then fall head over heels in love with you.
I could go on about other situations and settings in which we can really change our lives through our thoughts, but the theme works in every setting. Your thoughts are so powerful. Take charge of your attitude and take control of your thoughts. Like this really strong dude once said, “Impossible is nothing.” Don’t lose sight of the fact of how much control you have over your life and your happiness.