A few years ago I really started to take an internal inventory of my life. I wasn’t happy, I was actually a mess inside. I started to really dig deep into the things that I was thinking and the inputs (social media, tv shows, podcasts, etc.). I started doing more meditation, a lot of thought work, perspective shifting, and digging deep to find myself. It hasn’t been an easy journey at all but it has been worth it. Here are a few things that truly change my perspective in the day and help me to find happiness & contentment where I am.
The music that I play in my home completely shifts everyone’s moods. I love to play soft indie type music. My kids are even to the point when they ask me to turn it on if it isn’t because they even know the difference that it makes. You can find our Spotify Playlist here.
I think this has been one of the biggest changes I have made in my life and it has created the biggest difference. Being able to quiet my busy mind, focus on one thing like my breath or gratitude has completely changed my mental health. Whether I meditate for 30 minutes or 5 it changes my entire perspective, mood, and the way my day goes on.
The oils I diffuse play a huge role in the way I am feeling and how I am able to shift my thoughts and perspective. I purchase all my oils from Young Living and if you want to learn more about that you can here.
Changing my thought patterns over things and finding gratitude isn’t easy however I think it makes the biggest impact in the way I am able to have a different perspective. Maybe it is my kids toys all over the ground that I am frustrated about, taking a step back and realizing that it may not be as big of a deal as I’m making it and being grateful for each toy we are able to have for our children and the sweet children we have in our families makes a big difference.
Prayer is a huge thing for me. I have been doing my connection prayer (a deeper more meditative prayer) for almost a year now daily. It has changed my life so much that I started a new company with my best friend called Guided.Co where we create devotional journals to guide you through different topics every month and help you to grow a deeper connection with Christ & God. Making sure that I find even 5 minutes everyday to pray is life changing in my perspective.