We only really need four things to survive and be mentally stable; food, water, shelter, and connection.
Beyond that everything else we either want or feel we deserve.
So, as we go about our day to day lives, it’s important to consider how we show up in the world. How we act, what we think, and what we say.
The language we use and what we are actually saying, or what we really want to be saying, can change everything.
When we practise switching our words to what we are really meaning, we can completely shift our attitude and the way we show up and live life.
When you find yourself wanting for something you feel like you need, and disliking where you are in life, stop for a moment.
Firstly, reflect on why you need it, and if you really need what you’re after at all.
Secondly, think about what you already have and be grateful for that and for where you are.
A lot of the time we forget how much we have, and how privileged we are to have so much in our lives.
A mentor of mine recently shared a story of his childhood. He spoke about a time when he was kid, and he said to his mother, ‘Mom, do I have to make my bed? I just don’t have time. Do I have to?’
And his mother replied, saying ‘No, you don’t have to make it. You get to make it.’
This was a brilliant example of realising how lucky we are if we have a bed to make everyday in the first place.
This is not to make you feel guilty that you have abundance when others don’t; it’s to motivate you to be grateful for where you are in life, even if it’s not exactly where you want to be.
We must learn to use all of the resources available to us, and make the most of what we do have.
To start living with a positive attitude so that we can shift from where we are to where we want to be with grace and dignity.
If you are working in a job you dislike and want to be anywhere else when you’re there, take this advice and don’t complain or put hateful energy into it.
Show up, work well, be positive, and when you finally move away from it, you will have worked and moved with so much light and respect.
This will only serve you, and serve others too.
Remember, it’s a privilege to have anything beyond food, water, and shelter.
But I do believe that we also deserve to have all that we want in life.
So, honour yourself and your life, exactly as it is, and if you want to be living a different life; find joy in what you’re already doing first, shift into having a good attitude, and then move on from there.