You feel stuck. You feel your life sucks. Something major happened and turned everything upside down. Maybe nothing happened. And that hurts too, because it’s against your expectations. A shuttered dream. A broken heart. A never realized promise. Something that went wrong. When nothing seems good, you have a sense there’s no hope. You hurt. I know. And you want to get out of your misery. You want a better life. You deserve a better life. But you can’t bring yourself about taking a leap, working out a miracle to make things bright again. The good news is you don’t need a miracle. You are the miracle. You are the unique person, you are the one-of-a-kind, second-to-none self that can turn things around, one small step at a time. Here’s how:
Think deep and broad. Don’t take everything at face value. Question the questions. Seek for answers. Be curious, be inquisitive.
Think positive. Making negative predictions and seeing the gloomy and problematic side of life won’t make it any better.
Focus on the good. If you want a better life, focus on what’s good already. See the positive to attract more positive.
Be grateful. As you notice all the small good things in your life, count your blessings. Appreciate them and don’t take them for granted.
Speak kindly. To yourself and others. It changes the way you think.
Give love. Show love to yourself, to the people around you, to nature.
Laugh. Find reasons not to just smile, but to laugh.
Be generous. Give time, attention, warmth, understanding to your loved ones and to those around you.
Be sincere. Be honest, speak up your mind, and tell the truth.
Be realistic. Strive to see things the way they are.
Be your authentic self. Don’t be ashamed of who you are. Embrace yourself with your imperfections, flaws, strengths, and weaknesses and be authentic.