Appreciation is something that is so overlooked in our society. It’s certainly easier for us to look at all the stuff we don’t have, or the body we wish we had, which only leads us into a negative spiral. Feeling unworthy is easier then working on our happiness.
How many times do we hear people talking down about themselves and their situations negatively. Getting mad about the fact they only ran three miles, feeling guilt from eating a slice of cake, or feeling they will be “happier” when they have a certain item in their lives.
These things are a privilege for some other people. How does complaining about these things change your life for the better? It doesn’t make me feel better if I start complaining about these things, in fact, it makes me feel worse about myself.
What happens after we get these things, we usually replace them with the next thing that will “make us happy”. If we aren’t happy in our journey to to get what we want, we want be happy once we get there. And then this cycle continues.
When we lack appreciation, aren’t we just making those things so much worse for us to deal with. If we feel we are not getting enough from life, its easy to continue a “lacking mindset”.
We have the power to approach these situations with a positive attitude instead, showing up with intention, and appreciation. Shifting our energy and focus into the positive things happening in our lives. I can now look at my body and my life with more appreciation then I did before.
Choose self-acceptance, not self-loathing. We deserve self respect. Even if we aren’t aware now, we all have something to give in this life. Be grateful for what you have, even if it starts with focusing on the little things.
Tell me a few things you appreciate right now?