Why is it that everyone around you seems to be doing so much better? Are you tired of seeing your friends and family enjoying life and doing all the things you think you can’t? Do you just want to catch a break too?
When we look around and compare our situation with what we perceive of another’s… we’re going to feel less than our best. There is always going to be someone who is doing more or doing differently than we are. If you want to level the playing field then there are a couple of points you need to consider.
First, what you see is only what the other person let’s you see. How many times when someone asks you how you are do you respond with “Great” or something similar? We don’t tend to be all that open with others… especially if we’re feeling down.
Second, you create your own reality. Sure there may be circumstances in your life that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy… however it all comes down to your attitude. If you choose to see the sky is falling… then it is.
Catching a break resides solely within your own mind. As soon as you realize that the “breaks” will come your way. As someone who has been through my share of crap in life I am not living in a Pollyanna world. What I know for sure though is that if I let myself be brought down through comparisons then down is where I stay. If instead I choose to be grateful for all that is, right now, then my attitude is more positive. And with a positive attitude comes a more positive life. It’s that simple.
If you’re ready to catch a break take the Simple Step of focusing on what is good in life and see how much better you feel. Keep it up and the “breaks” will come. And what’s even cooler is that you’ll realize that you’ve created them!