When life gives you lemons

When life gives you lemons, be like Beyoncé and make some lemonade. Just don’t turn sour.

I guess you could say I’ve been having a rough time lately. You know the hard times that teach you some lesson and make you grow as a human? I’ve been having so much of it lately that I’m wondering if life will ever let me be a careless fool again. Learning and developing is great, but oh would I love a little break.

So, as it seems that the universe enjoys occasionally slapping me in the face, I decided not to despair. Instead of focusing on the bad I decided to try to focus on the good. Sometimes it’s the smallest things, like a sunny day, but it doesn’t matter how big or small, there is always something good to be found. To my make habit of focusing on the positive and being grateful even bigger, I decided to do a little experiment. I decided to go a week without complaining. Why a week? Because it’s long enough to call it a challenge and short enough for my head not to explode.

The thing is, and I’m not happy to admit it, but I am a complainer. I tend to focus on the negative and I can be quite vocal about it. The good thing is that i balance it with praising all the good things, but as you know, one negative thought has much more power than one positive one. That is why I would like to do this little ‘detox’. To try to get my mind to let little annoying things go. To not give much attention to the bad and try to focus on the good. To be more grateful. I will never get complaining out of my life 100% because hey, I’m only human and it’s in our nature and also, I need to vent somehow and don’t want my head to explode. But, on the other hand, I really want to see what effect it will have on me and my life if I try to consciously not complain for just one week. My journey starts now. Wish me luck and join me next week to see what conclusions I got out of my little experiment.

Ivona

Co-founder of The Smoke Detector, writer, fashion stylist, curious soul, chocolate lover.

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