We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are
We all view reality through the filter of the emotional state we are in. If you wake up in a bad mood, worried, feeling stressed or overwhelmed, your energy will be low, and you will experience the events of your day through the lens of that negative emotional state. When we are stuck ruminating over problems in our heads, we are self-absorbed and not aware of all the opportunities and blessings that always surround us.
When you approach the day with appreciation, gratitude and purpose, everything changes. Every day you have a fresh choice. You can choose a different experience simply by altering your perception.
The happiest people in the world are those who find a way to bounce back quickly and get back on the horse, so to speak, the next day. They have this resilience because they don’t take day-to-day challenges personally and will do whatever it takes to remain positive in the face of difficulties to achieve their goals.
Focus on all you have achieved and be content with where you are in your life. The beauty of our everyday experience is in those moments we generally take for granted, and oftentimes miss because we’re so caught up in our thoughts.