Don’t start the day out with a loss. Even if you manage to keep “that parent” from cutting you off in the school run by riding the bumper of the car in front, is this really a win? Really? Does your day or world become better because of this? Start your day by cutting out some stress, measure the importance of your battles, and give youself a chance to win your daily war.
Have you ever had that expectation that something was going to happen, and when it did happen you knew you were going to be angry? It could be anything. Maybe the neighbour has a noisy car and at 6am every morning he gets in his car and wakes up the neighbourhood as he drives to work.
This week we have taken a long look at how the world is actively trying to manipulate your mind to make you think that happiness can be purchased. It can’t. Take a moment today to think about what you want to achieve, and take the first step into a world of possibility. What are you waiting for?
We like to feel in charge of our own destiny. We like to think we shape our own future. We see inspirational messages about shaking off the past, but how can we do that when our past is the only resource we have to make decisions and create new ideas? We’ll be looking at those questions this week.
The one things this guy got right is that positives in your life will help. Keep a journal of the good things that happen. Is this a simple cure for mental illness? Of course not – mental illness, like physical illness, requires treatment. However, it may just help give a little lighter view of life.
What if instead of telling people they need to “be happy”, or “pull themselves up” we ask how we can help? What about if we offer a word of encouragement and help someone get some wins in life? Maybe, just maybe, we can bring a little bit of positivity to the world. Can we make a difference to everyone? Probably, not, but we can for one person at a time.
It seems we are sadly some way from being a society where mental illness is not given the same respect and understanding as physical sickness or pain. However, while people are still making the choice to be slow and clunky as they move around with a broken leg, we have some hope of helping people understand that behaviors aren’t always a choice.
In this series we see how hope requires both self-reliance, and also a belief that the world will be a safe place. As we look at the need for trust and hope, we can see that when a rat did not feel it had the self-sufficiency to survive it gave up quickly. When a rat…
In our last article we looked at self-reliance, and how we can lose sight of reality when we are under pressure and don’t believe we have the tools to continue. In this second installment, we will look at how self-belief but also a belief in the world is important for our well-being, and even our…