What would it take for you to feel more peace and joy in your life?
Perhaps a whole life overhaul? Perhaps not.
Someone asked me recently how to be less judgemental and negative. I gave her a few options to experiment with. Maybe they’ll be helpful for you too!
- Focus on all the things you can be thankful for – even if they seem small. Having a roof over your head, food in your belly, a car that runs. Find a handful of gratitudes every day. If they’re the same ones for a bit, that’s ok too. Perhaps with time, you can see more.
- Surround yourself with sensory things that feel good. For example, drink your favorite tea or coffee, wear your favorite shirt or shoes, burn that candle that smells divine, listen to your favorite songs, and surround yourself with your favorite colors. It seems trivial, yet it’s not!
- Use more adjectives to describe things, people, and events. See things from many angles. Instead of seeing things or people or situations in black/white terms (good/bad, right/wrong, etc.), use more descriptive adjectives to describe these things. Instead of a situation just being horrible and awful, perhaps it was also hard, taxing, and exhausting, and maybe there were some things to be learned from it.