A quick search on the all-knowing Google revealed that the average person makes approximately 35,000 choices a day (yes, I know you’re not average, but bear with me, ‘ey?). That’s thousands of unconscious choices. Even if it’s something as small as the subconscious saying: And now, folks, we will walk two steps to the righ- WHO PUT THAT WALL THERE?
Odds are, we’re pretty aware of what choices we’re making. At least the simple ones like donuts or eggs for breakfast? Or something like country or classical music?
If you really think about it, you could probably catch yourself making decisions you usually don’t know about. The subconscious ones like- I’m going to move two centimetres to the left so I don’t walk into that wall.
But what about the things you think you don’t have control over? Could you *gasp* could you actually be able to control them?
Attitude, reactions, feelings, all that fun stuff.
Sure, I’d concur that this doesn’t “work” for everyone, but I would argue that most people could benefit a lot from just making the right decision.
Just because I got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning, doesn’t mean my whole day is gonna be bad.
(though, y’know, in my case there’s a wall on two sides, so if I got off on the wrong side of the bed I probably walked into a wall which. . .generally isn’t advised)
Seriously though. I experimented with this for a bit. I’m the kind of person who will quickly make the statement of- Oh, well, today is going to be a bad day because it’s 2 degrees too hot outside.
And, by the laws of self-fulling prophesies, the day will be horrible, SIMPLY BECAUSE OF MY SET PERSPECTIVE.
Think about it.
You can decide how you want to look at something. Say someone gives you a bowl of popcorn. You can think- Wow, free food! or you can think- Welp, too bad they don’t love me enough to get me chocolate.
Either way, you have the popcorn. So you can either enjoy it completely (and with a big smile and ‘thank you’ that will make the giver’s day), or you can wallow in self-pity (which doesn’t hurt anyone but you. . .and the person would be less inclined to give you anything including chocolate, soooo). You can choose how to handle the situation, but in my personal opinion, the former is better.
What about those of us who are finishing up the final years of highschool? Let’s be honest, there’s a fair number of us who are completely thinking- Oh thank goodness, only a couple more months/years and then FREEDOM. I just gotta survive the next bit of time. . .
Here’s the thing. You gotta live the next few years at home anyway. You can either steel your teeth and brace yourself to “survive” the next few years, or you can slap the negativity and choose to be happy. You’d be surprised how amazing your family is once you put on the right glasses of perspective.
You make thousands of choices every day. Make the little ones count, and think about the ones that affect your perspective.
*tries to think of a good signing off phrase*
. . .
*will work on it*