Happy Motivation Monday!
Saturday morning, I woke up feeling a bit lethargic and in a funk. I found myself complaining (internally) that it was my 30th birthday, and I “had to” work from 9am to 7pm. I moped for a moment, before realizing that feeling sorry for myself was not helping the situation, and that when I really thought about it, I was grateful for so many parts of the day. In just 5 minutes of reflection, I reframed my complaints in a much more positive light, to express how I really felt:
- I had the opportunity to influence and help many people who have struggled through serious health issues (presenting at the Young Adult Cancer Survivor Conference), and they deserve every bit of hope and information I can provide!
- I am healthy, feel great, and have plenty of energy (mental, emotional, and physical) to do everything I want to do!
- I got to spend the afternoon on the phone, coaching students going through my first nutrition school and helping to ease their anxiety over building their businesses and becoming health coaches!
- TWO of my coaching clients set personal records in races that morning – and I find so much joy in the successes of others!
- I had beautiful roses from Kevin on my desk, and I love fresh flowers!
- I have built a business and a life that I absolutely love – I have a full client base, I love my work, I can create my own life and schedule, and I’m achieving the goals I set for myself!
- I have a wonderful, supportive family and amazing friends that reached out with birthday wishes and support, and it was so fun to hear from so many people throughout the day!
This is just one example of how I reframed a situation in my own life, but the details here don’t matter. The point I’m trying to make is that anything that feels like a burden at first glance can most likely be reframed into something more positive. When you simply look at the situation and choose to be grateful for the positive things (rather than just picking out the negatives and letting yourself get dragged down into self-pity), you naturally see the positives and greatness in your life!
So today, I challenge you to reframe just one complaint that you’ve found yourself thinking today. How can you reframe your complaint, see the positives in the situation, and show gratitude for your life?
In case you’re wondering, I had a delicious meal and enjoyed a fantastic night with my parents and Kevin. I posted a few pictures over on Instagram this morning!
So tell me in the comments … What can YOU do today to reframe any complaints you have?