It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the bad, especially right now. It’s everywhere in the news, in social media, and it seems to find its way into every conversation.
Here’s the thing – there is bad happening, and it should be discussed and it should be addressed, but it shouldn’t be all-consuming, because that’s not going to help anyone. You need to balance the bad with the good, and you need to work to find the good when the bad is dominating everywhere you look.
Take a few deep breaths. List off TEN things you’re GRATEFUL for in your life, right now. Think about your friends and family, your health, their health, a roof over your head, a job, food, running water, health care, think about all the things you can do because you’re able-bodied. Not all of these things will apply to you, but if you try hard enough, you’ll find ways to be grateful for other things, or realize that things could be so much worse. Take a few deep breaths and focus on the positive. It’s there, you just need to look for it.
It takes effort to look at your big picture and realize just how lucky you are. Be grateful for your big picture – no matter what it looks like. No one’s life is perfect and I guarantee you can find ten things to be grateful for. Do it for yourself and your mental wellbeing today. It’s worth it for you and those around you to see some positive light amongst the negative.
Everyone can find something to complain about. Find something to be grateful about.