Recognizing gains instead of losses.
It’s this thing I’ve been doing that helps me to remain in an attitude of gratitude as opposed to FREEEEEEAKIN’ Out because I think that time is running out, our money is gonna run out, our whatever is gonna deplete.
It’s that scarcity mindset. That fear that, if I do this, or say yes to this, then I won’t have enough of “something” when the NEXT cool thing or even day comes along.
It’s been helping me make decisions not from that standpoint. I focus on what the gain is from my action, or non action.
Kinda like this:
When payment is taken from my account for my mortgage, I am grateful for my home.
When payroll is higher, I am grateful for the extra time to bring my gifts to the world.
When I write rent checks, I am grateful for the home space that my business thrives In.
When I decline an invitation to a night out with friends, I am grateful for the peaceful and/or family time recharge.
When I say YES to an invitation, I am grateful for friends and fun adulting!
When my car, electric, water payments are deducted, I am reminded that I have those luxuries.
When a friendship disintegrates, I am grateful for what I can learn from the disintegration.
When I run my card at my therapist office, I am grateful for clarity and support.
When my son comes into my room while I’m writing, with my chimes instrument and says can we play these, I am grateful for the pause and time together.
When our marriage was at the brink, WE gained strength, understanding, deeper connection.
When a soul is devious with me, a new space opens up for a trustworthy one.
It allows me to live in a state of abundance.
In other words, i just feel like there’s always plenty!
It’s practice. Oh hell yeah it’s a practice.
The more I do it, the more I notice when I’m being a dick or when I am making decisions out of being fearful, so it’s easier to reel myself back in! OFY!