A wise man (Albert Einstein, if memory serves) once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, right?
Well… a wise woman (I won’t name names) once said that insanity is feeling horrible, despondent, anxious and frustrated day in and day out and expecting to eventually feel incredible!
That’s just not how it works.
If you want to feel good, feel good now! Don’t wait for something to happen so you can be delighted… it won’t materialize out of gloom, as much as you may want it to.
Get yourself feeling good by choosing to Now. This instant. At once. Pronto. Ahora.
Yes, you can.
So, let’s make this stick. Pick something (a memory, a thought, a person, a pet) that inevitably brings a smile to your face. That is your anchor.
And, make that a habit so that every time you start to fall back into the trap of mindless miserable thinking, you bring up that “anchor” and shift your trajectory.
Eventually, with enough course corrections, you’ll get to your destination. It works. Promise.