Don’t keep making things hard for yourself when it doesn’t have to be. Keep it simple.
Sometimes, the best things in life are the simple things. They can be found in that which is readily around us. We just need to turn our gaze in the right direction.
Look at those you love through the lens of love and not judgement. When you do this, you remember why you love them. Think about all the wonderful things they do and represent in your life and focus on that. Simply put, focus on the love and push the rest away.
When we make it complicated and overlay emotion on top of emotion, we can forget why we loved some in the first place. Do something for the ones you love to show them you care, expecting nothing in return. You can find joy in their happiness.
Finding solutions to problems can be challenging, but they are made even more problematic when overcomplicating them. Break the problem down into smaller parts and focus on each one until the entire situation is resolved. This prevents you from getting overwhelmed and overcomplicating the issue.
It is easy to overlook what is right in front of us while looking out to the horizon. There is beauty all around, just waiting for you to notice and enjoy. Take time to sit in quiet solitude with nature and just listen and watch. You will be surprised at all the things you see that perhaps you did not notice before.
Find a few small things that you can do each day to bring joy and peace into your life. It doesn’t take a lot, just a few moments of pleasure to make you relax and feel good. Too often, people are so busy planning the next big vacation or getting a better job that they forget to find joy in their daily lives.
Here are a few examples that can bring peace and smiles into your life.
• take a five-minute break and sit quietly, letting go of all your anxiety
• put on your favourite songs while getting dinner ready
• take a short walk outside and enjoy some fresh air
• hug someone you love
• call and talk to a long time friend whom you haven’t spoken to in a while and relive some happy memories
• say a prayer for peace and clarity
When we are more relaxed and happier, we tend to see things on a positive note. Make your own list and do something each day that makes you smile.
When we overcomplicate things, we can easily miss the solution that is right in front of our eyes. Do yourself a favour and keep it simple.
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