Choice

Negativity is inevitable.No matter how much negativity you try to scoop out of life,there will be some left.Instead of being dead set on removing the negative from the life, why shouldn’t we try to add more positive?

If you’re just focused with removing the dirt from life, the only thought that you will be preoccupied by is ‘dirt’.What we need to understand that there are other things in life important to us, that could also use our attention and care.

We all try to dodge negative experiences in life.Some we escape gracefully, but some hit us bad. It is in our power to ‘pick up’ the positive bat and neutralize the negative that is thrown at us.

Holding on to anything requires energy, whether an object or a thought. It is upto us to conserve that energy by letting go of the bad and expend that energy to embrace the good.

Goal attainment

To accomplish any goal, you need to overcome the physical hurdle and the psychological hurdle associated with it.

The physical hurdle is easier to overcome than the psychological hurdle because, it is something you can observe and work on directly.

We are not as adept when dealing with a psychological hurdle because, it is something that stays in the shadow, beyond the reach of human senses to detect in earlier stages.

That’s why we many times push ourselves to physical extremes without realising that we have already broken down, well and past, the psychological hurdle.

Even though we are giving our best physically, our mental self would not feel the same satisfaction since it has been damaged.

What happens there on is, even if we succeed in our physical reality, we stay in an or underwhelmed or overwhelmed state, or overall an unsatisfied state in our psyche.

What we need to do to overcome this is, treat physical and psychological as two children of our own, rather than one. Just like with children, we give them simple problems first and then progressively increase the difficulty level, we need to start with basics with our physical and psychological self, and slowly make them stronger together.

If we can join a gym to stay healthy physically, shouldn’t we also engage in a mental gym to grow psychologically?

Gratitude

Gratitude consists of feeling grateful and being grateful.

In good times, it is easy to both feel and be grateful.

What about sadder moments? Feeling grateful in these times is tough, nearly impossible to be precise. It is independent of our control.

But being grateful is what one has control over all the time. You can choose to be grateful even if you don’t feel grateful. You may choose to be grateful to a sad moment for teaching you a lesson, or for letting you experience a part of being alive.