Do you ever feel like you’re stuck? What I mean is, like, stuck in a rut? It may seem like no matter what you try, things just keep on being the same day after day. Nothing ever really changes. It feels like it never will. It’s Definitely not very conducive to a peaceful lifestyle.
Don’t give up!
You might feel just resigned to give up and let things continue, and live with it, but wait – you really don’t have to do that! Might I suggest, that the way you approach each day largely determines the kind of day you will have, and eventually the kind of life you will experience.
At some point, you’ve most likely experienced a difficult situation that wasn’t getting any better until you decided to adjust how you were going to look at the situation. Then, once you changed your outlook and, in turn, Chang ed your perspective, you were able to clearly see the issues and find a solution.
Changing your perspective can be enlightening. A fresh look at a situation can even open your eyes to see a person, place, or think differently.
So now what?
So you might be wondering how to make the change – here are a few strategies to change your perspective and your perception. Give them a try and let me know how it works out.
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” This quote by Christopher Reeve teaches us to entertain the improbable. Maybe you don’t think something is possible. But what if your desire could become a possibility by just changing your perspective?
For example, maybe you’ve tried to get rid of the same twenty pounds, dieting over and over again, without getting the results that you want. This time, however, you decide to shift your perspective from dieting to changing your lifestyle. You could then state with confidence, “I am getting healthier, releasing excess weight, and getting physically fit.”
Make the decision to be more accepting. Practicing acceptance means respecting the process and your current place, and also acknowledging that everything is or can be temporary. Thinking of a situation in terms of the way it makes you feel helps to visualize an experience as such. It also means to live judgment free as best you can. Change of all kinds, whether it’s meeting new people and or experiencing situations, is inevitable.
Sometimes, the best way to change your perspective about an old issue is to be open to new ideas brought by your new acquaintances. Why not see what happens if you’re more open-minded and accepting? Tell yourself you’re letting go of your “old” mindset about looking at new things.
Seek a more positive lifestyle. Whenever you want to enhance your life, shift the way you see something to a more positive position. Let’s say your two best friends went out shopping and didn’t invite you to go. You might feel left out, rejected, and even angry about it. But what if you were to view the situation differently, even positively?
Perhaps they didn’t really plan to shop. Maybe it happened spontaneously out of a need they both had to go shopping for something right then. Plus, your birthday’s coming up in a couple of weeks. Maybe they’re planning a special surprise for you.
You attract what you put out – I say this (or a variation of it) often. Recognize that when you focus on having a more positive life, your perspective will change for the better, and so will your life.
Avoid the “old ways” of looking at things. We’ve all heard Albert Einstein’s famous line: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” As it turns out, Albert Einstein never said it, so while the source of the quote is wrong, the thought behind the statement is one hundred percent right on target.
If you keep on doing things the way you’ve always done them, and then wonder why they don’t change – maybe it’s time for a change in the way you’re thinking – or to be more precise, a change in your perspective.
For example, let’s say you usually think your boss gives you the project with the most work just because he just likes to dump on you. What would happen if you were to shift your perspective to the idea that in reality, your boss trusts you the most to successfully complete the most challenging projects? My guess is once you change your perspective, you’d feel a lot differently about your boss, job, and your own abilities.
Keep the doors open. Consider changing the way you react to volatile situations and instead, give people another chance. Even if someone has really upset you, entertain the idea that it most likely wasn’t intentional. Maybe they were having a rough day or made a mistake in judgment. Perhaps a misunderstanding took place between the two of you, and you heard what was said in a way it wasn’t intended. Whatever it is that’s upsetting you, try to let it go – the person probably doesn’t even realize they did anything to upset you in the first place.
You already have all you need to do this!
So – if you feel like you’re stuck, and you want to get out of a rut, try changing your perspective. You have all the tools you need inside of you to do it, and hopefully those you don’t remember are here in this post as a friendly reminder. Try it and be ready to discover the power you have over your own life. You’ll be thrilled with the results.
Find your purpose – find your joy!
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