This is certainly an interesting idea now with Covid-19 and the shortages of products we are accustomed to getting. Making a grocery list is like making a Christmas list. You put your item on the list, go to the store or arrange for pick-up, and are surprised at what is available and what is not, figuring out or make adjustments for what you did not get. We know that we are happy to have what we have, and are grateful for what we get. We take it all in stride with a grateful heart.
But when I wrote the chapter on this in my book, I was not talking about the physical items we have, but instead our ability and the inner resources we have to stay positive when things in our lives change dramatically.
It all starts with the mind set that we are enough. All of us have the skill and the positive qualities to be able to use our thoughts, words and actions in a way that will benefit our own well-being. All to often we are judgmental and negative to ourselves, rather than being kind and compassionate. When something bad or unfamiliar happens, even though it is a hard thing to do, it is very beneficial to our mental health to dig deep into ourselves to uncover the best of who we are. We forget that we have weathered many storms in our lives and have gained wisdom that we can use now.
Perhaps YOU have forgotten that YOU are:
WISE – BRAVE – COURAGEOUS – OPEN MINDED – UNDERSTANDING – KIND – REASONABLE –
SELF DISCIPLINED – HOPEFUL – SPIRITUAL – TRUSTING
- What would be your top three qualities?
- How can you use them right now to help keep you positive?
A business coach friend of mine always tells me that once you take of yourself from the neck up, everything else will take care of itself. Taking care of our thoughts by being aware of our mind set keeps us positive and moving forward. If we can remember that no matter what, we really do have everything inside of ourselves to make the desired changes in how we think or act, we will be able to navigate our life with greater ease.
YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF YOUR LIFE!