Our brain is designed to scan for danger. It naturally focuses on what we think we don’t have.
To counterbalance this, spend a few minutes writing down all the ways you are receiving the thing you want but think you are lacking right now.
For example, if you are not feeling supported, jot down moments you noticed any kind of support throughout your day – things like someone opening a door for you, a kind barista, a delivery person dropping off your items, the warmth of a cozy blanket, etc.
It might feel like a stretch the first few times, but your brain will quickly start to tune into these supportive moments with ease.
This is not about ignoring how you’re feeling.
Rather, it’s a helpful way to get a realistic perspective on both what is working, as well as what is not.
Our brains naturally focus on the latter, and we can help balance the scales with this exercise.
Have you tried this? I’d love to hear how it goes for you.