On My Mind

Finding the positive

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Happy Monday, friends! It’s the start of a new week, so it is a good time for some reflection.

Some things have been tough lately, and while I won’t get into why in this post, I want to talk a little bit about how to cope when life gets hard.

At times I am a bit of a pessimist, but I’ve been working to change that in the past couple years. You can’t become an optimist overnight, but you can try to change your perspective, and that comes from doing and appreciating the things that bring you joy.

For me, joy comes from tea, this blog, reading a good book, spending time with my cats and/or man, and taking a walk outside. But I think what completely gives me peace and IMG_0435brings me “back to earth” is taking some time to appreciate the little things, and notice what others might not see.

I think the beauty found in nature can be comparable to that found in a time of struggle. For example, it’s important to remember that all things find a way.

When you see a flower or plant growing out of a crack in the sidewalk, it pushed to get where it is now. It didn’t give up. And that’s something to remember — to keep going, because while the climb is tough, it takes work to reach your goals and get to where you want to be — no matter what you are looking to do in this life.

I’m obviously not a philosopher or anything, but this is something that can help when things feel a little hopeless. So sit back, have a good cup of tea, and take time for self care — specifically focusing on perspective and the things that bring you joy.

 

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