At least once in our lives, we have all felt pretty rubbish. Feeling like the world is against you all the time! It’s totally normal to experience this but it can make the way you view life very negative. I have learnt the hard way that being negative about your life won’t make your life any better. Lately I have been thinking more optimistically and having a better outlook on life and I feel great!
The first thing to improve your outlook is to stop comparing yourself to others. It can be frustrating to see other people live what appears to be a ‘perfect life’. However what everyone fails to see is the “behind the scenes” as I call it. Yes this person may appear to have everything they could possibly want in the world, but chances are they are going through some stuff that you never even knew about. In this world we are taught to always act professional. At school we are told that we come here to work and to leave troubles outside of the classroom. At work we are told to act professional and not discuss personal issues in working hours. Ultimately we have got into this vicious cycle of concealing our ‘real life’ from people. The thing is, you’ll never really know what’s going on in someone’s life so never assume that everything is going swimmingly for them.
Once you stop that comparison, you can focus on what you have in your life rather than what you don’t have. There is always something to be grateful for and that can really improve your life. They say you never realise the value of someone until they are gone so appreciate the people around you. Once you start thinking of the people you couldn’t live without, you’ll be so thankful that they are in your lives.
Although I said that comparisons aren’t the best, sometimes thinking about people that are less fortunate than you can make you again appreciate what you have. If you’re complaining about your teacher at school for example, just think that at least you have the right to an education. If you’re reading this article right now, then be grateful for the fact that you can share the content and opinions you have whenever you want. You have freedom of speech, but unfortunately in this day and age some people still don’t.
Message of this blog: some of the happiest people in the world are those who have little because they appreciate the few good things in their lives. So never define your life with the things you have or don’t have. The happiest people have the best outlook on life because they have learnt that the true value of life is in the small things we take for granted… or should I say, people.