I often catch myself complaining when I have to do something I don't particularly want to do. For example, "I have to go to work"." I have to exercise". "I have to study". "I have to eat healthy meals".
I know many people also share this sentiment.
Instead, showing a little gratitude through a simple change of mindset has allowed me to be grateful that I get the opportunity to do the things I previously complained about.
Instead of an "I have to" mindset, I have consciously been changing this to an "I get to" mindset. Let me show you.
"I get to go to work"." I get to exercise". "I get to study". "I get to eat healthy meals". This change in mindset has been valuable in motivating me to do things I didn't particularly want to do.
There are millions of people across the world who would love a job but don't have one.
People who would love to exercise, but can't for one reason or another.
Millions of people would love to have a meal, let alone the choice of a healthy one.
There are also millions of people who would love to receive an education and to study but are not as fortunate as I have been.
The mindset change helps me to remain grateful and appreciative of the little things in life that people often take for granted. Over time, this modest change has had a significant positive impact on my mood, mental health and outlook on life.
Next time you catch yourself complaining that you have to do something. Show some gratitude and be grateful that you get to do it.
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