If you’ve gone through an upsetting time in your life, you’ve probably had people give you lots of advice. Some people might tell you to tackle the problems head-on. Others might have advised you to let go of your worries. But what no one tells you is that the most important way to address whatever is upsetting you it to learn to shift your perspective first!
You see, life has a way of throwing curveballs at the best of us. These ups and downs may often leave us disillusioned, embarrassed, and stressed out. That’s because the solution isn’t always crystal clear. What is clear, however, is that we need to change the way we look at our lives. To say it, we need to shift our perspective so we can focus on the good things in life.
What Does That Mean?
You might feel like I’m throwing around a bunch of random words at you. However, if you keep reading, you’ll understand how to change your life with a simple shift.
Now think about this: you planned on spending your Sunday walking in the park. But then it started to rain, and you couldn’t go out anymore. The sudden change in plans leaves you annoyed, agitated, and unable to enjoy your day off.
Or here’s another one: you worked ultra-hard to get a promotion you wanted. However, you find out that another coworker got the job. This incident makes you feel unimportant, underappreciated and upset. You become unable to work hard at your job anymore.
The reason I gave these examples is to show you that life can be disappointing in both little and big ways. However, it’s how you deal with these curveballs that make the difference. Once you shift your perspective, you’ll see how life starts to feel better and more manageable.
So, let’s take a rainy day example. Instead of focusing on the negatives, i.e., the rain, you could shift your perspective and think about the free day you still have. You could then use your holiday to do other activities such as reading, playing games, or simply relaxing indoors.
Now, on to the promotion problem. It would help if you reminded yourself that some things are simply not in your control. Unfair and unfortunate events can happen to us at any given point in time. Shift your perspective and look at the positive side of things. Perhaps this is an excellent time to apply elsewhere where your talents will be better appreciated. It might be an opportunity in disguise!
Shifting your perspective is simple once you get the hang of it. I work with numerous clients who became happier and healthier once they did some cognitive work. If you would like to change your perspective and live a more positive life, book a free discovery session today! I will guide you through the basics of life coaching and what kinds of goals you can accomplish if you work with me.
Now then, keep reading to learn my top tips to shift your perspective and improve your life!
How to Shift Your Perspective
#1: Look Beyond Negativity
When something terrible happens, it’s easy for us to look at the negatives. Finding the bright side of things becomes tough to do because emotions are high and rational reasoning goes out the window. This can make you spiral in a negative way that will make everything feel worse than it is. The best way to focus on the positives is to surround yourself with people who do the same. Moreover, make sure that the media you consume is of an upbeat and lighthearted nature. Finally, you should book a discovery session with a trained life coach and start learning how to shift your perspective at once. These are the best ways to ensure that you retrain your brain to focus on the silver lining every time.
#2: Understand That Situations are Temporary
The most important thing to remember is that nothing that happens is permanent. An unfortunate event is just that: an event. Circumstances are temporary, and no matter how bad anything gets, it can’t stay that way forever. Once you keep this mind, you will have a much easier time dealing with it. It’s much easier to navigate your way through a temporary worry because you’re positive you will find a way out.
#3: Have Realistic Expectations
Sometimes we can end up disappointed because we hold unrealistic expectations. If you expect life to go well all the time, you will invariably be disappointed because life doesn’t work that way. This also happens when you wish too much from certain people or situations. This doesn’t mean you should expect the worse. Not at all. It just means that you should assess situations realistically so you can deal with whatever gets thrown your way.
#4: Seek Out the Benefit
Seeking positivity isn’t always the solution. You must also look for tangible (sometimes hidden) benefits in any bad situation. It’s true that no matter the case, there’s still some opportunity that can be taken up. You must train your mind to seek out solutions to any active problems until it eventually becomes a habit. This is the only way you’ll pull yourself out of negativity and into a more productive space.
#5: Practice Gratitude
You may have heard this one before, and it’s probably for a reason. While life may seem unfair at times, there are a lot of blessings that must be acknowledged. A positive mindset starts when you continually accept and acknowledge all the gifts you have been given. A shift in perspective demands that you first be honest with yourself and realize that you have a lot to be grateful for. Once you start doing this, you will start to feel more assured, secure, and stable. The magnitude of your worries will seem to shrink. You’ll begin to get clarity on the root of the actual problem at hand, focus on the goodness around you, and work towards solutions instead of dwelling on the problem.
It’s important to remember that a simple shift in your perspective can improve the quality of your life in remarkable ways. Once you shift your perspective, you will understand how to tackle difficult situations with courage, optimism and strength. If this is your goal, feel free to book a discovery session with a professional life coach today to learn the astonishing (almost magical) ways to apply this on your own path to your most authentic and fulfilled self.
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