I saw this image on social media recently and it gave me pause to reflect on how we can reframe our perception of our reality and how doing so consistently can change our perspective on life. In some ways, it’s answering the classic half empty or half full question and then deciding you’d rather have a different perspective than you tend to default to. For example, for the first 30 years of my life, I saw things negatively and in turn my perspective on life became a negative, pessimistic one. There were valid reasons for why I viewed things this way but I came to a point in my life that I had healed those issues and wanted to live more positively, more joyfully for my well being and the well being of my new baby. To shift my perception and my perspective was no quick, easy task and still occasionally requires recalibrating.
Reframing requires us to shift our thinking, rewriting those scripts we have ingrained in us and operate on autopilot. Here are some tips for reframing your perception and perspective that you can try out:
Eventually, you will have created a shift in your perception and perspective and created a new normal for yourself. As always, know that I wish you well on your journey to the joyful life you want.
I recently left a very stressful job where I was burnt out and it was affecting my physical and mental health. I had no other job lined up. But these past few weeks of rest and healing have given me a new lease on life and what’s important! I start a new job in a few weeks and will hopefully keep this new mindset! I love the visual on this page – it truly resonates with me and my recent experience!
So glad this speaks to your experience! You could print off the visual for your desk as a tangible reminder of how important your perspective is. Best wishes for your new role!