Did you know that it takes 21 days to create a new habit?
Here is a habit that we should all start practicing more often. It is the practice of seeing the Good around us. All too often we are surrounded by media and people that bring us down. If you turn on CNN for five minutes you most likely feel like the world could end any day now. But time seems to keep moving forward, and this is why.
We stopped seeing the good in our every day lives. Have you ever been having one of the best days of your life, and then all of a sudden one person says one thing that ruins everything? Of course you have, we all have. However, it is our society as a whole that has begun to function like this. How many good things happen each and every day around us? Well, I for one have no idea, and I am assuming since all that is broadcasting and shown to the public is on the negative side of things- your guess is as good as mine.
So what can we do to fix it? We can buy into a movement that embraces what it means to see the good in our every day. But think about it, for every bad thing that happens to us, we probably have 1,000 good things that come our way, and yet we will still focus on the bad. It is a learned human behaviour, but just as it has been learned, it can be unlearned.
So let’s start to form a new habit together. Take 21 days, and over the span of 21 days wake up each morning and think of someone or something you have to be grateful for, somebody who has impacted your life in a positive way. Instead of waking up each day and seeing the negative, this well help you get into a habit of seeing the positive. It is an amazing thing to see how this will impact your life in so many ways.
Because believe it or not, every day that you wake up and are able to take a breath in and out- you have something to be thankful for. This day that you have been given is another day to do better than the day before, to find more good than you did the day before. This day that lies before you is a day that so many others were not given, but it was given to you. And if we see through this lens of good, then we will begin to notice all of the good around us, that we have not seen before.
This world has chosen to see the bad in so many situations. We have ultimately decided to take the route that involves worry and stress. But after all, it has always and always will be a choice. A choice left to you and me; will you keep flowing with the entire negative “feel” this society has to offer? Or will you take a chance and stand up for something different? Take a chance on doing something that nobody else has done before. 21 days to learn something new. What else would be more valuable then learning how to see the good? Wake up and make the choice.
See good. Do good. RecognizeGood.