Back in May I shared one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to be more mindful. I’ve been practicing “Leave Work at Work” and it’s made a big difference in my home life. I’m not bringing stresses home, I don’t feel like I have to work constantly, I’m excited to spend time in the office with my team. Having a job that I love helps!
Today, I’m focusing on perspective.
Start by choosing one thing a day, just one, that you “have” to do. Something you feel negative about and reframe it as something you “get” to do. Maybe you “get” to go to the grocery store. Or maybe you “get” to fold the laundry.
By changing the language used (“have to” versus “get to”), you start to feel differently about the task. For me, I think about the people who aren’t able to do those tasks. Whether they struggle with putting food on the table due to financial reasons, or they don’t have a vehicle to drive to the grocery store. These are all things I take for granted.
How does changing the language help you gain perspective?