“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.”- Henry David Thoreau
Have you ever experience feeling a little down at times without any particular sensible reason at all?
What I am about to tell you might probably be the reason.
If you’re an employee, things at work could get pretty boring and dull especially when you do the same thing over and over and there’s no new challenges.
If you’re a parent like me, there are times when raising a kid could be such a pain…imagine sacrificing your “ME” time to have a “WE” time with them, even if you just want to go to bed and sleep, or watch your favorite game, or hang-out with your friends, or just get done with whatever urgent thing you need to do.
If you have a spouse or a partner, sometimes being a partner could also be tiresome… especially when you do same stuffs and talk about the same topics…“How’s your day at work?”…”How’s your day with the children?…”
The thing is, when we get caught up with our routine and look at the things that happen to us everyday in the same angle, sometimes it could get tiresome, and boring, and trust me when I say that it could elicit more negative emotions.
What I am trying to say here is that when your life is dragging you down because it seems monotonous, shift your view. Don’t be the hiker with a heavy backpack looking up from below. Look down from the mountaintop and you forget your heavy backpack when you see the beautiful view!
If you’re getting tired of your work, think of the things that you are able to do because of the income that you’re getting. Think of the people who are happy to be working with you (and yes, you can imagine how life at work could be difficult without your presence!)
If you think you’re sacrificing too much as a parent, think of the BIG impact that your time spent with your children will do to them. You are making yourself visible in their lives. They will remember a happy childhood. They will grow confident and will not worry about having to please others to get attention. They will develop a good sense of who they are because you are giving them exactly that when you spend wonderful amazing time with them.
If you’re getting bored with talking to your spouse about the same personal stuffs…well, would you rather have him/her talk about those with another person? 🙂 Kidding aside, perhaps that’s a clue that you need to create new adventures together!
So the next time you’re feeling down, change where you’re looking from. 🙂
I wish everyone a happy week ahead!