Our current day society is obsessed with negativity. We love to read, or watch TV, about someone else’s misfortune. Whether it is a celebrity’s marriage going down the drain, a political career ending or yet another war in the Middle East.
Have you ever counted all this negativity in newspapers, the internet or on TV news? Where is all the good, positive, news? Let me ask it in another way: What about yourself? How many good things do you notice? Is your main focus on all the bad things happening around you? Or on the good ones, on the happiness in and around you?
There are a lot of positive things happening around you and all over the world. I’ll bet there are a lot more positive things happening than negative ones, but do we dare to see? I guess this has to do with our mindset. If our focus is only on all the negativity around is, then we are sure to find it. All we need is a change of perspective to change from a negative mindset to a more positive one.
Here’s some advise for you to try in the upcoming weeks:
- Try to focus the majority of your time on all the positive things happening. if you see some negativity on TV, switch it off or go to another channel with more positive content. Also refuse to look at Internet pages or newspapers with negative content.
- Wherever you go, try to make the place a little bit better then before. This could be as simple as a smile to a salesperson, a compliment to a colleague or leave some small change with a homeless person. Try to be nice to someone, or do something good, at least once a day.
The idea here is to change the way you look at the world. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Change your perspective. See how the above affects you. See how this makes you more happier and positive than before.
I would love to hear back from you how this experiment went. Please leave a comment to this post and share your experiences.