I don’t really have this problem anymore but I used to let my brain think I’ll be happy when … like I’ll be happy when I’m making more money or I maybe I’ll be happy if I retrain as a dancer because that’s what I always wanted to be, or when I’ve found the right person to settle down with, that’s it, that’s the key to my happiness. I was always chasing something to get to somewhere which was going to make me happier.
One day I woke up and had to just slap myself in the face
and remind myself to be aware of all the amazing things I have, which is a lot. I literally must be one of the jammiest human beings on this planet!
It’s crazy that I’d even let myself not be grateful all the time! How did I do that? How could I let my mind warp so much that I couldn’t see what was in front of me? You’d be surprised how easy it is to get sucked down the Alice In Wonderland rabbit hole of needing things you don’t need to impress people who shouldn’t matter to you. I jumped down that hole and surrounded myself with people who counted money and status as important. When that’s your world it’s hard to have a real perspective on life. I’m so grateful to be out of that way of living. Even though I supposedly have “less” now, I know really, I have a lot more.
So now if I ever feel a bit low or down I just write a list of all the things I’m grateful for, I usually only have to write one or two things down before I realise again that I am in fact a lucky bugger with a wonderful life.
Erm, that’s it, my self help tip to myself, if you try this at home, don’t really slap yourself, it hurts!