Can you believe that a bug flying right into my eyeball actually inspired me to make this video?
Last night I was walking my neighbor's dog, Lucy.
Every time I do, I usually wear my sunglasses or clear glasses to protect my eyes… but this time, I was running late so I ran out the door without putting any on.
About 2 blocks before reaching home, PHOOOOMPH! A bug (which felt like a huge mosquito or bird) plows right into my eye!
I drop the leash, grab my eye (or press on it with the palm of my hand) and completely freak out. I could feel the bug fighting ferociously to free itself… but I'm way too scared to let my hand go.
I'm visualizing myself showing up at the emergency room too scared to let them see …. because nothing can touch my eye without me freaking out.
So I proceeded to cover my eye, hoping to kill the bug
And after TWO HOURS… I was finally able to dilute the sucker out.
Can you guess how big it was?
Yep, about the size of the tip of a straight pin.
How is it that something as small as that LITERALLY stop me in my tracks?
It reminded me of a quote:
From a distance, that little bug may seem insignificant, right?
But when it hits your eye, it becomes VERY significant.
And what it made me do, is it made me think of all of us….
How is it that a bug can affect us so profoundly….
Yet we feel like WE may not be of significance?
So what I would like to do is share with you 4 things to help you feel more significant in your life.
Because there are times I am feeling, “Am I really making a change? Am I really impacting people? Do I really feel like I'm significant in this world?”
In an age when money, fame, and good looks are idolized, it can be hard to feel great about life when you don't have these things. Feeling down about your life doesn't have to be a bad thing; it can actually be a useful motivator to help you get the life you always wanted. However, you must understand that satisfaction in your life must come from within, not without. Look inwards to start seeing the potential your life has right now.
1) Be nice.
Believe it or not, this can be the first step to feeling your own power. If you don't see yourself as worthy or good enough, you might not recognize the effect you can have on others. Truth is, no matter who you are, you have the power to positively (or negatively) impact the world. Your lousy mood can be contagious; however, happiness and positivity are, too. Research shows that doing something kind for someone else increases the ‘feel-good' chemical in our brains, known as serotonin. So, even when you're not feeling too great, try to be nice to others – you'll feel better in the process
- Take a moment to make eye contact. Ask others how they are doing today, or offer a sincere compliment. Try to remember names, and ask friends about their loved ones.
- Give people the benefit of the doubt. You don't know what's happening in their lives. You might be the one and only person to treat them like a human being today. You may not realize how just one kind word or smile – even from a stranger – can lift someone's spirit.
2) Fake it until you make it.
Going through the motions of feeling happy and content can actually lead to contentment. Just as doing something kind for others can make us feel better about ourselves, pretending that we are in a great mood can, too.
- If you wake up one morning feeling particularly low, try to stop the cycle by channeling positive energy. Look in the mirror and smile at yourself. It may feel silly, but it works. When you go out into the world and others ask you how you're doing, answer as if it's the best day of your life. Say things like “I'm having a marvelous day” or “The day just keeps getting better and better.”
- Projecting happiness can result in a self-fulfilling prophecy. After you've spent an hour or so smiling and commenting on how great a day you're having, you'll eventually find that you really are having a good day. In fact, research shows that just faking a smile and arranging your facial expression in this way can invoke some of the same autonomic changes that a genuine smile can deliver. For example, holding a pencil in your teeth activates the smile muscles, and, in time, you will find that you are feeling calmer and more happy
3) Learn to value deeper virtues.
Sometimes you may undervalue all the good things in your life because you are focusing on superficial possessions like a car, your looks, or your house. Superficial things can be fleeting. Fortunes can be lost. Nonetheless, some traits like love, honor, integrity, and honesty are enduring. Learn to appreciate natural beauty, good character, true friendship and your family.
- Develop a list of positive adjectives that describe yourself and the people around you. Reliability, trustworthiness, compassion. All of these are terrific traits that may go overlooked. Identify what you value in yourself and other people, and then make an effort to notice when these traits are being displayed in yourself and in others.
- Try to compliment others on their values rather than their looks or possessions (you can still do this but also include some value-based compliments). Say to a friend, “I really appreciate how I can always depend on you to be honest with me. Even when your opinion differs from mine, I can count on you to be straightforward. Thanks.”
4) Change your self-talk.
How you're feeling about yourself and your life may come down to what you're telling yourself in your head. Your self-talk can make or break you. Positive self-talk brings confidence and a greater mood. Negative self-talk, on the contrary, results in a vicious cycle of depression, anxiety, and poor self-esteem. Follow these strategies to transform your self-talk:
- Be conscious of your thoughts. Ask yourself whether they make you feel better or worse?
- When you identify a negative thought, work to change it into a more positive statement. For example, consider these thoughts: “I am worthless. I will never find a job I like.” They are clearly negative and block future growth and opportunities. Alter such statements into more positive, hopeful thoughts like: “I have many talents and gifts. I must find a job or past-time that enables me to further develop my talents.”
- Talk to yourself how you would talk to a dear friend. You would not belittle or criticize a dear friend. You would show this person compassion and recall positive characteristics the person is discounting. Show yourself the same compassion.
So there you have it.. 4 tips to help you not only feel better about yourself… but to inspire you to step into your greatness!
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