Every few days I find myself feeling ungrateful. Complaining, wishing things were better, etc.
I’ve come up with a few things that helps combat my ungrateful ness.
I ask myself a few questions.
Could your current problem be any worse?
What were you given before things got “bad”? What good thing happened recently?
Think of the random bad things that could happen to you…how would you feel?
I also reflect in these ways:
Listen to someone else vent and genuinely try to understand and sympathize and encourage them. This really helps. Take your mind off your problem for a moment and put your all into encouraging someone else. It has a boomerang effect.
I mentally separate my “good things” vs my “bad things”
I make a plan to combat or solve whatever has me feeling ungrateful, if I can’t think of a plan, I reach out to someone.
Last thing I do:
I remember the power of my mind. That this unfortunate thing that has me feeling this way is because of my choice of focus. I literally control my mood. I realize that I can change my focus, thus changing my mood.
Take a deep breath.
And another one.
You are stronger than your problems.
We will always have problems.
We will always be stronger than them too.