What’s the best thing about writing on a Sunday morning? The serenity of the mind, the lack of
need mood to get things done, and most importantly, it’s the absence of hustle-bustle while I sip on my COFFEE! Welcome to Post #3 of Kristy’s Blog Hop. I’m known for writing reallllly long blog posts. So, today, my aim is to write something succinct. I’ll try! The theme I am going for today, doesn’t have much to say, yet I believe it can make a huge difference in our lives.
I love reflecting back on the past, to take cues on how I could improve upon the days to come. 2016 has been such a weird, yet one of my favorite years. There were loads of UPs that came my way in the guise of opportunities received well beyond my deservedness and personality changes that helped me grow into a more happier and wholesome individual. Let me keep this short coz I don’t want to steal thoughts from my end of year blog post. Haha! Of course, with all the Ups in life, comes the DOWNs too. Losing someone really really special very recently would come in that category. Unfortunately, death is a harsh reality of life!
“Pleasure is an interval between two pains.”
– Sai Baba (Indian Philosopher)
Being the type A person that I am, I love making lists! Last week, it got me thinking. I make lists for all the mundane tasks in life like things to buy, errands to run, people to call back, etc etc. Why haven’t I ever thought of making a list about life itself? Wouldn’t it be a good initiative to make a list about the pros and cons of my life? Our mind, though fascinating, works in mysterious ways. Although we might have 99 good things going on, it tends to obsess with the one bad thing that’s happening and bogs us down. I guess it’s its job! The hardest part is probably thinking about all those favorable aspects that went right in life, when we are having an otherwise terrible day. I guess, our first instincts are wired like that. Rewiring takes time and may be, a list might be just the way.
We could make a pro-con list of all our life aspects. It could be simple, yet include the anything and everything of our lives. May be, the barista just made you an excellent coffee today (Pro!) or you just won an Emmy (Still a Pro!). Of course, life definitely has its cons. A person who says life sucks all the time or a person who says life is just amazingly amazing always – both are big fat liars. With every pro on the left section of the list, we could strike off one con on the right side of the list and vice versa too. At the end of each month, we could tally the numbers that carries forward to the next month. And before we know it, most likely, we would have had many more rewards in life to be thankful for than the not so pleasing cons. Probably a project I should kick start in 2017!!! Sometimes we just need things in writing to open up our minds.
Do you have any special tips and tricks that you use to bring you back to a positive mindset?
Would love to hear your thoughts!