I have felt like this for a very long time. My husband and I have conversations about this regularly. When you’re focused on blaming something or someone for your problems, you’re missing out on what’s right in front of you.
You can’t control all the things happening around you. Often you don’t have any say to what people you care about do and hope that can affect you. All you can control is your reaction.
When you’re trying to fall asleep and have a million little thoughts flying through your head. Do you find yourself thinking of everything that could go wrong? Or all that has gone right?
Every morning after I open my eyes, I pull up the gratitude app. This app is everything for me. 1. It share a new quote every day. 2. Then I have a running gratitude journal. 3. This gets my day off on the right foot.
This was my quote this morning. Positivity is a choice. Happiness depends on the quality of your thoughts. Man, I do truly believe that.
Yesterday, I was freaking out a bit about how our dog is destroying part of our yard. Not sure what the best way to solve the problem was. My husband just said “we’ll figure it out.” A few minutes later a lady posted in our local Facebook group that she was getting rid of a bunch of landscaping pavers. Free, first come, first served. BINGO, I didn’t hesitate. Took 2 of my boys with me and grabbed a bunch of them.
Now, I’m not even sure that’ll solve the problem. I’m willing to try for free though, rather than spending $2 a stone at the store. Talking at my husband, jumping right up out of my comfy bed and being proactive made me happy. I barely though about it the rest of the day.
We get to choose to get up and do something or wallow in our own frustrations, disappointments or unhappiness. Why would you consistently choose the latter? You are in control of you. You control your thoughts, which I believe goes a long way to controlling your health.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.