Having a resilient mind
How you think about your situation is the key to improving it.
Last night, this struck me.
I need to change how I'm thinking about my life.
I've been feeling stuck, and that can only mean I've been thinking I'm stuck.
am I stuck?
I've been monitoring my thoughts this week, and here are some of the thoughts I observed:
- I'm stuck in Sudbury
- I don't want to live at home
- I'm far away from my friends
- I'm disappointing my friends and family
- I have no friends
- I'm surrounded by people who are stuck
- I'm not happy
- I want to move out
- I don't have enough personal space
- I want my own space
- I'm not doing my best
- I could be doing way better
- I don't work hard enough
- I'm wasting my life
- I'm wasting my time
- I'm too reliant on others
Not the happiest of lists.
But I want to change this. I know, deep down, that my situation is not that bad. I'm only perceiving it this way.
I'm not stuck!
So I need to start thinking differently.
These are the thoughts I want going through my head:
- I am happy
- I'm spending quality time with my family
- I'm learning about my roots
- I'm helping my community
- I'm surrounded by people who are improving
- I'm helping my family improve
- I have lots of space to myself
- I am temporarily living at home
- I can support myself
- I have friends who care for me
- I work to improve myself everyday
- I work to help people everyday
- I can ask others for help
Right now, I'm having trouble fully understanding how I should approach living at home, but that will come.
For now, this is a good start.
If you have any suggestions on where I should go from here, send me a note!