As I move out of 2017 and into the new year 2018, I think about how much I have grown over the past year. My view of life has changed greatly.
I find when I come across any challenges I cope with them better. I do not spend a lot of time feeling upset if something goes wrong. I pick myself up and carry on with what I have to do. This way I will be more productive.
My view of life is altogether more positive. It is more difficult for me to have negative thoughts. I automatically look at every new situation in a positive way. My glass is half full rather than half empty.
I look for the best in people. I focus on their good qualities and not their bad. Each person has good and bad qualities and their bad qualities can be improved. People take this as a great compliment when we are able to overlook their weaknesses.
I am also more drawn to positive media rather than negative. The media is constantly filling our minds with negativity so I stay away from it. There are many good things that happen in the world and we don’t often hear about these.
I am more confident than I used to be. I can act without worrying what people think of me and I feel more in control of each situation.
I have learned to be in control of my own happiness and not to rely on others for it. It is up to me to decide to be happy.
What I have noticed the most is the behaviour of others. How people worry unnecessarily and how they could deal with situations in a more constructive way.
Learning personal development where we learn how to grow as a person is essential for a better quality of life. It improves relationships with others and changes our views on how to deal with situations each day. How good our lives will be depends on how we look at and manage situations. I am looking forward to the year ahead and what new challenges it will bring.
Photo by Louise MacPherson