This week I will begin writing posts inspired by practices highlighted in my ebook, The Vibrant Mamafesto: 12 Practices for Mamas Who Want to Live Vibrant and Joy-filled Lives (have you gotten your copy?)
Today I am focusing on practice #9: Change the way I look at things. Last week I read a book called “Radical Forgiveness.” Have you ever read a book that you knew could potentially change your life? That’s what this book did for me. Before I read it, I struggled to release an issue with family members that held a lot of my mind space. As justified as I felt and how unjust and wrong their behavior was, I was unable to find peace. That was until I started applying the simple, yet profound teachings on forgiveness to my life and my situation. I was given tools to “change the way I was looking” at the situation and things immediately changed –inside of me.
By shifting my perspective, I freed up energy and mental space to create and think about other things that feed me. It is amazing how looking at the same thing from a different angle can totally alter your experience of it.
What are some ways you have changed your perspective on a situation? How has that been helpful or transformative for you?
Please share your insights and experiences in the comments–we would to read them.