Many people don’t watch or read the news because it makes them anxious, angry, or depressed. There is so much hatred, injustice, and pain that it makes them worry about the future. Will we have a nuclear war, more natural disasters, civil war, or a global pandemic? How can anyone be happy with all that’s going on in our country and around the world?
For me, it’s by changing my focus to who I am and how I respond to the world around me. If I am happy in my personal, professional, and spiritual life, the world around me seems less depressing and more hopeful. I can see the world in a more positive light and accept that others see the world differently than I do.
There was a popular saying in the 60s encouraging people to “Create Your Own Reality.” Its essence was that if you don’t like your current situation, change it to something you do like. And it works, if I am willing to act.
If I hate my job, I change it or find a new one. If I’m struggling with a relationship, I fix it or leave it. If my life doesn’t make me happy, I create a plan to change it.
I know it isn’t as easy as I make it sound, but if we don’t try to change things, we remain stuck in an unhappy place. I can accept the world around me because I am happy in my personal, professional, and spiritual lives. As a result, rather than being afraid of the future, I can say, “Bring it on. I’m ready.”
If you are struggling with something in your life, give me a call at 952-893-1293 to see if coaching is right for you. If you want to create your own reality, all you need to do is take the first step.