Here we are, life has taken us to China. As amazing as this period of our lives can be, many times we meet challenges and quickly enough, find ourselves feeling depressed and pretty soon we start looking at the bad side of everything, the pollution, the food, the people and so on. Finally we feel that maybe it was a mistake coming to China. And winter is certainly not helping.
For all of you who feel this way, I have a small technique that can help.
Let us say that someone is feeling lonely.
Identify the feeling and try to put the feeling into words.
So here in this example, the person would say that he/she is
Find out what are the thoughts you are having and write them down.
Example: I don’t have any friends, I hate my job…
Ask yourself why are you having each of those thoughts. What are the things that are so bad?
Example from step 2:
I don’t have any friends - here it’s perhaps because you want
somebody to talk to, share your stories…
I hate my job: my boss is bad to me, my colleagues are bad, I don’t
make enough money for the amount of work I do
Now it’s time to find the seed of happiness in all the things you wrote down in Step 3. Find 3 ways to be grateful for each of the things that are going bad in your life.
I don’t have any friend but I can be grateful that
I have more time on my own, I don’t have those Saturday morning hangovers anymore…
Stay in that feeling of gratitude for a few minutes.
Put your attention in your heart and have a clear intention of having more happiness, laughter and peace in your life.
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