Most people fight against what brings them despair instead of openly receiving what brings them joy.
Shift your focus. Change your life.
Consciously accept the good that already exists in your life.
Your health. Your freedom. Your vision. Your voice.
Accepting what is does not lower the bar.
Quite the opposite.
Acceptance opens your eyes to all the favour that exists in your life.
Your hope. Your creativity. Your community. This moment.
And it’s that good feeling that motivates you to strive for more of what’s right for you. Instead of fighting against what’s wrong for you.
Begin by accepting what is.
Moment by precious moment.
Your happiness depends on it.
Applying this Post in Everyday Life
- The 3 to 1 positivity to negativity ratio is one way of applying this post in your everyday life.
- Specifically, each time you criticize something about yourself (or any area of your life); you must acknowledge (accept) three positive aspects about the very thing you condemned. Hence, the 3 to 1 positivity ratio.
- For example, each time you put yourself down for not having enough friends, you need to accept three wonderful aspects of spending time alone. (Freedom; Spontaneity; Peace of mind.)
- This daily practice helps dampen the adverse impact negativity bias (a type of cognitive distortion) has on your life.