We sometimes give in to fear disguised as practicality.
Replace "I'd love to, but..." with "I'm going to, and...". The worst that can happen is most likely manageable and nowhere close to living with never having tried.
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Setting aside time daily for practising gratitude, for the littlest of things life has bestowed us with, can have a profound effect on our minds and our lives. Things to be grateful for:
During the most painful days, or when one is upset, is procrastinating, sick or injured, or having relationship issues, it is easy to forget the good parts, and therefore extremely important to 'balance the scales' by remembering what you are grateful for.
Be thankful for having the energy and power to heal, for the time provided to you on this planet, and for the way challenges help you grow wiser.
One chooses to be grateful, focusing on the little miracles of life, no matter what the circumstances.
Distancing yourself from a problem can help you face it in a more objective way.
Instead of remaining in your own frame of mind, consider yourself as an outside observer, such as a friend giving advice or a fly on the wall. Removing yourself in this way helps you filter out some of your cognitive biases and lean you toward a more rational decision.
Accuracy and reliability in decision making tends to increase if you first give yourself some time to decompress and collect yourself.
This may also help you remove yourself from the problem, knocking out two of these strategies at a time.
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