The way you approach each day largely determines the kind of life you have. You could wake up embracing the day and seeing all of it’s possibilities. You could also wake dreading where you are and who’s in this world with you. Something tells me things would turn out differently in each of these scenarios.
You have a choice.
At some point, you’ve most likely experienced a troublesome event until you decided to adjust how you looked at the situation. Then, once you altered your perspective, you were able to clarify the issues and find a solution.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu
Changing your perspective can be enlightening. A fresh look at a situation can even open your eyes to see yourself and other people differently.
Try these strategies to alter your perception + change what you might be:
1. Entertain the improbable.
Maybe you don’t think something is possible. But what if your desire could become a possibility by just changing your perspective?
For example, maybe you’ve tried dieting over and over again without getting the results that you want. But what if this time, you shift your perspective from dieting to changing your lifestyle. You could then state with confidence, “I am releasing weight, getting fit and improving my lifestyle.”
2. Vow to be more accepting of yourself.
New people and situations are inevitable. However, you are always going to be YOU. Why not see what happens if you’re more open-minded and accepting? Envision yourself you’re letting go of your “old” templates for looking at yourself.
3. Seek a more positive lifestyle.
Whenever you want to enhance your life, shift the way you see something to a more positive position. Let’s say your two sisters went out shopping and didn’t invite you to go. You might feel left out, rejected, and even angry about it. But what if you were to view the situation differently, even positively?
Be happy that they have a time to connect with each other. Maybe the shopping trip happened spontaneously out of a need they both had to go shopping for something right then. Plus, your birthday’s coming up in 2 weeks. Maybe they’re planning a special surprise for you.
Recognize that when you focus on having a more positive outlook, your perspective + life will change for the better.
4. Give people another chance.
Even if someone has upset you, entertain the idea that it wasn’t intentional. Maybe they were having a rough day or made a mistake in judgment. Perhaps a misunderstanding took place between you. One of the best ways to get out of a rut is to change how you respond to those around you.
A beautiful strategy to change your perspective is to let go of a grudge. Try it, you’ll love it. After all, grudges and anger hurt you far more than they hurt the other person.
If you want to get out of a rut, try applying these techniques to change your perspective. Once you change your perspective, get into action. Shifting your thoughts is the first step. The next step is using that momentum to move forward on what you say you want in your life. You’ll discover the power you have over your own life and be thrilled with the results.
Have you found it difficult to change your perspective? What would you need to do to make that shift? What has helped you change your perspective?
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