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Find Your Happy: Change Your Focus


Monday, November 11, 2013

“Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. It could be so much worse.”

For years I had a little magnet on my fridge that read:”Count your blessings, not your worries.” That’s what the above quote reminded me of. (Now I wonder what happened to that little magnet…)

As with many things, this is something that’s much easier said than done. We often get so wrapped up in what’s wrong in our lives, what’s not working, and leave no room to acknowledge and appreciate what’s right and what’s working.

I often fall into this trap and have found that it takes conscious effort to stop the negative thinking and switch gears. This is learned behavior. It takes actively participating in your life.

Let’s not just go through the motions today. We can turn this around and make an ordinary day into a spectacular one! (Even a Monday…)

Be present in your life today! Discover the beauty.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TERRIPAL1 11/22/2013 4:03PM

    What a great blog, I also have to be more present, thanks again!

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NORWOODGIRL 11/13/2013 10:05PM

    Hope you have discovered and will continue to discover wonders and joy every day in your life!

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EMILY0724 11/12/2013 8:47AM

    So right! I DOES take conscious effort and has to be learned. But it is so worth it!

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MALEXANDER4 11/12/2013 7:29AM

    Thank you.

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MARLINDA5 11/12/2013 1:30AM

    so true

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TRAVELGRRL 11/11/2013 7:50PM

    Wow, what a great outlook! Just turning that phrase around makes all the difference. Thanks!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/11/2013 6:17PM

    Thanks for sharing!!
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KITT52 11/11/2013 3:27PM

    so true and wonderful...thanks for sharing...

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LOWCARBRENEE 11/11/2013 2:57PM

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BATCHICK 11/11/2013 2:47PM

    I think we tend to focus on the negative in an efort to improve... you can't fix it if you're not aware of it. HOWEVER, we also tend to fixate on the negativity and bad feelings instead of identifying the problem and focusing on the soultion.

Thanks for the reminder to stay positive!

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LOOD1962 11/11/2013 2:29PM

    I am so guilty of focusing on what's wrong instead of on the good things. Thanks for reminding me to stop being negative. This reminds me of a quote I heard recently: "We should be humbly grateful not grumbly hateful".
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BOVEY63 11/11/2013 2:23PM

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I always try to see my glass as half full, and not half empty. It does make life better.

Have a wonderful day!
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