CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Last week was a strange one. After publishing my post on my goals for summer, something awful happened and, despite my planning, everything came to a halt. The terrible attack in Manchester at the start of the week was earth-shattering for me and many people I know, let alone for the victims and their families. For a few days, it felt like things would never be normal again, and like many others, I didn’t really know how to react. Though I published my new cover which I had recorded on Monday and shared my new post on the day after the attack, writing about distressed denim felt frivolous and indelicate. At the same time, it felt wrong to halt everything because of the senseless act of one coward, and so, like the rest of Britain, I got on with it. A few days later, we’re all adjusting, but it feels like people are very quick to forget as I see the same unimportant drama clog up my Twitter feed. We’re all guilty of complaining about #FirstWorldProblems from time to time, but when events like this occur, those #FirstWorldProblems become jarring. More than anything else, this devastating incident reminded me of the importance of perspective and gratitude, so before the tragedy becomes a distant memory, I wanted to write about 3 ways to change your perspective in light of the attack in Manchester.
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WHY CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE?
It has been scientifically proven that practising gratitude has a positive effect on our moods, so why do we all like to moan so much? Think about it for a second. What have you complained about in the last week that might have been unnecessary? It might have been the sticky heat or your local Tesco running out of Soleros. We’re all guilty of moaning about the small things from time to time, and I’m not here to tell you you’re a bad person for doing so. However, logic says that the more we complain about our lives, the less happy we feel about living them. I’m not saying you need to stop complaining all together, but I am going to encourage you to change your perspective in order to become a happier person. So how can you start?
THINK OF THE BIGGER PICTURE
STOP LIMITING YOURSELF
LOOK FOR THE POSITIVES
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Have you ever caught yourself complaining about #FirstWorldProblems? Do you think you need to change your perspective on life?