I was talking to a friend this morning about how he can start seeing the world more positively. Simple, be nice. (groundbreaking, I know).
Now, what I am about to tell you has probably been written millions of times in some form or another. Honestly, it’s one of those things that we all need to be reminded of every once in a while (maybe even daily) … especially, because it’s a practice that we constantly have to check ourselves on (me included) … so, for the millionth and one time here goes.
If you follow these directions, things will look a lot different by Friday. Ready?
Start small … Stop judging everything and everyone (including yourself) even for an hour out of your day … honestly, even for 15 minutes. It’s pretty amazing how things will start to change for you.
Start now … This week, during the time allotted below, agree to not make any negative judgements about others (or yourself). When you start to go to that negative place (“wow, that person is overweight”, “that guy is a terrible driver”, “her pants are ugly”, “that guy’s hair is weird” ,”I look fat”… or any random pointless gossip or negative observation) replace it with something positive or simply smile at the person you were just about to make a judgement about (including yourself … just don’t let anyone see you smiling at yourself in the mirror. Could get weird).
This week’s “be nice” schedule:
- Monday: 15 minutes
- Tuesday: 30 minutes
- Wednesday: 45 minutes
- Thursday: 60 minutes
- Friday: 90 minutes
Be the good in the world = believe there is good in the world … interesting how that works. Good luck and if it works for you, please share this “innovative” practice with someone who may need to add a little more good in their world. Let me know how it goes!