We can’t be on 100% of the time. (See “Autopilot”) The problem is when our regular hours of downtime turn into days. I can personally feel my brain turning into mush when that happens, and I don’t like it. However, it can be very hard to break that feeling and pull yourself back to where you want to be. I uncovered the following parables that helped me with that struggle in Men’s Health.
How to feel grateful about a bad thing:
- How has this event benefited you as a person?
- Were there personal strengths that grew out of your experience?
- How has this event helped you appreciate the truly important people and things in your life?
While feeling grateful about a bad situation is positive introspection, I also ran across the following quote that caused my feelings of disdain to re-surface:
“Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care.”