Gratitude & Compassion: Leading into the final week of the challenge, where 21 days x 2 doubles your chances of making a healthy habit. We’re very proud of you for making the commitment to yourself, and realize there may be others that could use your strength and encouragement. As we recover from Thanksgiving feasts, we embark on a continuous journey of thanks!
Compassion is a skill that can ultimately help you and everyone around you as it is continuously refined with each new encounter. When you can take a step back outside yourself and visualize the bigger picture around situations of other people, this makes compassion simplified in a fiery situation. Gratitude is another character trait that forces us to think of situations in another way. Gratitude parallels compassion in that gratitude also helps both you and those around you to see life through a positive filter.
In most situations in life, it is your choices that control of your own destiny. You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take. Two things you can control are your attitude and your effort. You have to decide if you wish to look at life through a negative filter, always trying to rise up through the mess or a positive filter, building yourself up. You will also build those around you as people are excited by success and want to have it too.
Anxiety can be crippling, and we have to take control of our destiny, be grateful for the opportunities we get versus the challenges we face. Anytime you think you can’t, remember strength from your youth “The Little Engine that Could”…”I think I CAN!” Try applying the simple positive filter “I can” the next time you set out for a walk, talk or experience.
- I can’t (negative) makes you feel small or weak minimizing your confidence and even your posture.
- I CAN (Positive) makes you smile and fill the room with your presence, strong or confident!
One of my favorite sayings is: “If you can’t change it…change the way you think about it!” ~Unknown
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Sources and further resources:
Train Your Brain To Be Happy https://consciouslifenews.com/gratitude-compassion-train-brain-be-happy/1190897/
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