“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus
if you are going through a rough time , struggling with your busy life , always achieving less than what you are looking for ? have an incompletion feeling , realizing at a point of time how your life wasn’t designed the way you like it , yet you are drifted with it ?
you must have been through one of the past situations in your life , and you know how hard it can be to cope with this stress
“Be Grateful” approach
I have a magical advice for you , “Be grateful ” , think of anything that you are grateful for in your life , make a list or just what you come up with , make it a habit to remind yourself with this list before you go to sleep , it need not to be a big fancy list , just make sure it really matters to you , consider the following list as an example.
- having a wonderful child
- a great movie with the delight it brought to you this evening
- your warm and cozy bed
- your friends
- the friendship you share with your parents
see it doesn’t matter how far the thing can be deep and big in your life , you can feel grateful for small things that bring joy to you at a point of time
this activity is not just meant to soothe the pain , it gives you the courage to develop your life by acknowledging the merits you have armed with thankfulness and a wish to gain more , it helps you to escape the dark hole of depression and inability.
check this site for inspiration on your list
have a good day
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