You Can Change the Channel

What if - a question we’ve all asked

Don’t we forget that you can change the channel if you don’t like how things are playing out.

If you are unhappy, you can change your story. When we don’t like a show on tv, we change the channel. We don’t say, oh, this is awful and then keep on watching. It is the same for your life.

You, and you alone, are in the driver’s seat of your life. Only you can decide what is working and what isn’t. You can choose to live in a continual state of unhappiness, or you can take action to bring joy into your life.

Too often, I hear people complain about how awful their life is. Sometimes, I wonder if they are just happy being unhappy as they never take any action to change their situation. They live in a continual state of ‘poor me.’ These people get joy when others feel sorry for them. This is negative attention-seeking and serves no real purpose. Eventually, people stop feeling sorry for you and stop listening.

If you don’t like how something is going, change it. Don’t like your job? Take training and seek a different position that will be more fulfilling. Don’t like your weight or feeling tired all the time? Take the steps necessary to maintain a healthy balance. Anything you are unhappy with, you can change, but you must take action.

Even if you are just bored, you can do things to change that. My mother used to say that only boring people get bored because everyone else finds something to do that brings them joy. Do something that brings you joy; find a new hobby, dance, do something to help another. There are many ways to keep busy and occupy our minds.

Once you understand that you have a choice as to how you live, then you can open up and really look at all the things that will bring you joy. Trust me. Once you get started and become happier, you will do more things that bring you happiness than don’t.

Do not fall into the trap of listing all the reasons why you can’t do something, instead list why you should. Once you have your list, even if you start small, pick one and learn what to do to achieve that goal and then go after it.

No one ever needs to live in a continual state of unhappiness. If you are unhappy, always remember that you can change the channel.

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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