How you show up in your daily life is crucial for you and those you interact with. Whether it is the clerk at the bank, coworker, client, or loved one, the ripple effect of how you show up in the world is important.
So, too, is how you treat yourself. Regardless of what is happening, each day is full of possibilities, and even the smallest of occurrences can make the most significant difference. Set yourself up by appreciating the little moments of the day, from seeing the sunrise to turning off the news and watching a movie and feeling your anxiety lessen a bit.
Let go of worry – I’ve checked, and it doesn’t solve anything. Instead, it takes up time in your day when you could have put your energy to better use. Living in the moment allows you to stop worrying about what is in the past and open yourself to endless possibilities.
Here are a few positive ways for showing up in your daily life:
Choose to be present – when you’re in a conversation with someone, be IN it, not thinking about the shopping list waiting for you to finish.
Choose love over anger – be open to what someone else is going through. Are they in pain? Did they lose someone close to them? Can’t do their shopping anymore?
Choose to listen with an open heart – what are they saying behind the actual words? “I don’t want to garden today.” It may mean they’re in so much pain they can’t, but ashamed to say so.
Reality exists, no doubt, you can’t hide from what is happening in your life. But through acknowledging what is going on, whether it’s by journaling or talking to a trusted source, you may give way to more comfortable ways of coping.
Be kind to yourself and others, and please don’t forget to include yourself.