When a door of happiness opens, another door closes. However, we spend so much time dwelling over the closed door that we miss to see the opportunity!
This is just how the human mind works, it is easier to focus on the blocked road than on our favorite song playing on the car radio, or focus on the one person that we can’t stand in a room full of our friends, or on the one reason why our business idea cannot work instead of the million reasons why it can.
But how can we move on from that?
I started practicing a habit called gratitude, because come on! Isn’t it better to remind yourself of all the good things you have in your life instead of all the shitty things? I mean since your mind is working full swing all day, you might as well make it work to your advantage.
So, this is how gratitude works:
Every night before I sleep I remind myself of all the good things that happened to me in the past 24 hours, be it big or small. Starting from the hot cup of coffee I had in the morning, to a smile I put on a stranger’s face, or a warm hug I received from my husband, all the way to a big step of self- growth I took this day.
I feel the love, joy and peacefulness these small memories bring over my body and I embrace them fully, repeating to myself how grateful I am to be able to name at least one good thing each and every day.
And then I sleep on it, because the energy you sleep on you wake up on.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr
Peace & Love,