When it comes to improving the quality of life, the biggest change we can make is within ourselves. How we see and perceive what happens to us, what we think, and what we do — all have a huge effect on how we interpret the world around us, and that affects the quality of our lives.
And guess what? All of that is within our control. We have the ability to choose what we see, choose how we perceive things, choose what we think, and choose what we do.
What we see and focus on gets stronger, as our focus directs energy toward that. And that is in our control. What do you choose to focus on? What do you search for? Do you look for and focus on negatives? Do you fear the worst-case scenario of what could possibly happen?
You can change that. You can choose to see and focus on positives. Look for the best in others. Imagine the best-case scenario happening. What if everything works out? What if the test results are great? What if you look for the beauty, the good, the joy, and the best outcome?
Choose what you look for and focus on. Choose what you see. That will change your perception of everything around you.
Same with thoughts. You can choose what you think and what you tell yourself. What is your inner dialogue? Is it filled with negatives? Do you put yourself down? Do you tell yourself you can’t do something for whatever reasons? Your thoughts are powerful. They saturate your experience of life.
Change your thoughts. The first step is to catch yourself. As soon as you become aware of a negative thought, stop it immediately. Do you tend to say anything like these statements — I am too stupid to do this. Or, I will never get it right. Or, I’m just not good enough. If you do, you’re not alone. But you can change it — change it to the opposite. Repeat a positive thought in place of it. Repeat it multiple times. You can say, I am smart. I am learning. I am catching on. I can do this. I am getting better each day. I can succeed at this. I am talented. I am good at this. Repeat multiple times. Whatever it is — make it positive.
You listen to your thoughts. They have an effect on you, on your body, on your perceptions, and on your reality. Change them. Choose positive thoughts.
And the same with actions — you can choose what you do. Do you often react to a situation with anger and later regret your actions?
You can change your behavior. Again, the first step is to catch yourself. Become aware of your feelings and thoughts. Don’t allow angry or negative thoughts to take over. Remember that there are always different ways of seeing things.
Take a deep breath. Now you get to choose what you do. You could reach out with new understanding, show compassion, or you could walk away. But always know that you are in control and that you can choose how you respond. Talk things out and stand up for yourself when you need to — but make sure you choose your behavior.
Improving your life is in your hands. You are in control of your thoughts, perceptions, and behavior. Don’t give your power away.
Make the changes that help you become empowered, live life fully, and be happy. Allow your life to improve. You have more control over how you see life than you think you do.
You can always change how you see, perceive, and handle things, and that will improve your life. You simply choose it.
Choose to be the best you can be. Choose happiness. You are worth it!
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