Sometimes you have days that – from the outside in – seem terrible, but internally, we have the power to turn those days around. Our brains are wired to focus on the negative, but we can put our lives into perspective with one simple trick: acknowledge that this is life, and this may be as good as it gets. So buckle up and enjoy the moment.
Even on days that suck, you’d be surprised by the joy that can come from just being present in the moment. You don’t have to override sad or painful feelings, but if you acknowledge and accept them, and recognize what each moment has to offer, you can find the good in any situation.
Tell yourself that today may be as good as it gets. Stop comparing where you are against a future where things might get better or a past that you can’t reclaim. Today is all you have, and it may never get better, so focus on the silver lining because, as long as you’re alive, there’ll be one to be found.
If you try that phrase on for size, it will reframe everything for you, and you will find more joy every day.