With so much going on in the world, life changing every single second, and the media controlling our mindset and way of thinking, it is important to keep perspective. There are lots of things that as humans we tend to worry about, and often that is because our perspective on a certain event or topic in our life is shifted.
This can mean many different things, keeping perspective can mean staying true to yourself and what you believe in, it can mean looking at the bigger picture, it can even mean looking at your life from a completely different perspective, Literally. This post is a little different from that I normally write, however recently I have begun looking at life from alternative perspectives, and I have found it has brought me a great deal of contentment and happiness. Looking at life from other perspectives can help you to realise and understand how great your life really is. This does not mean compare your life and the things in it to others around you, it just means count the blessings you do have, as there are plenty of other people in the world that are a lot less fortunate than you are. For example, how many of us complain about our jobs or the people we work with? How many of us have lovely homes, but we still complain something isn’t quite right? How many of us take our health and wellbeing for granted? These key three things job, house and health all are taken for granted at some point in our lives, especially if we have always had them. If we have always had a job, always had a roof over our heads, and always been in good health, then a lot of the time we forget to think about what our lives would be like if we wasn’t so fortunate, if we didn’t have these three things. People loose their jobs every single day, this then leads to potentially loosing their homes and furthermore this can then lead to poor health. Everything in our lives that we have today could be just as easily gone tomorrow, and too many of us don’t realise this. With all of this in mind, it is important for us to realise as long as we have a roof over our heads, food, water and good health, then we are ok, life is good. Living in a nice house, doesn’t bring instant happiness, happiness begins with yourself, your own soul and mindset. So many of us are unhappy with our lives, and all to often think things like “if i have that job, I will be happier”, “if I find the perfect house, I will be happy” but I hate to break it to you these material things will not make you happy, only you can do that. Don’t get me wrong finding the perfect house will give you a temporary state of happiness, as it will mask your true unhappiness inside. But after long this excitement will wear thin and you will need to address the deeper reasons as to why you are unhappy. I have experienced this first hand, travelling Australia was the absolute dream for me, and upon leaving the UK I thought living there would be the answer to my happiness. But I was wrong. Of course whilst travelling I was happy, but there was still something missing. There were a few times where I was travelling alone that I realised. I could live in Australia, I could have a nice home by the sea, but am I with the friends and family I would also want to be there? Am I with the people I love? To me these factors are so much more important than finding the perfect home, or having the perfect job. Because ultimately the one thing in your life that is certain is your family. Whether they are physically with you or not, whether you don’t speak to them hardly, they will always be your family, your mum, dad, brother, grandparent, sister, daughter, son.
So getting back to the whole perspective thing, what I am essentially saying here is, make sure you count your blessings every single day. Life is not guaranteed, the next second is not guaranteed, time is not guaranteed. We must keep perspective on our lives, appreciate everything and everyone, and not sweat the small stuff. We are fortunate we have a roof over our heads, food on the table and Jobs to go to. Not everyone who walks this earth is as fortunate, and would give anything to have the things that we do in our lives, even the things we don’t like or the things we moan about.
Keep Perspective People ,