You know how little irritating things happen that might throw the day of course? Like forgetting your keys, taking the wrong turn or dropping a glass that explodes in one million shards… It’s really annoying and can put you in a bad mood for the rest of the day. We get hooked on that first negative moment and then we are blinded for all other possibilities. I have been working on a way around this, I look at the other side – the silver lining of the cloud. Sometimes, admittedly, I have to look really hard to see any redeeming qualities in what happened, but they are always there, or maybe I have gotten really good at finding them (what else can a desperate girl do?).
I made a poster where I write such situations, minor stuff. (see pic) To the left is “negative” in red and on the right is the “silver lining” in green. Some things are really obvious when they happen, others take some pondering 🙂 I have 3 such “obvious” silver-linings:
- – Falling + Not hurting myself and realizing that I can fall without hurting myself 🙂
- – Stomach illness + Lose some pounds
- – Make a mistake with a recipe + A new exiting product
The thing is that it sits there, the poster, reminding me of little silver-linings and inviting me to write more. I am having a tough one right now and I don’t know how it will end up, but I am sure there will be a silver-lining and then it gets easier to handle.