In life you can decide to be one of two things, bitter or better.
I always tell my patients that our attitude is like a fork in the road, go left and you’re better, go right and you’re bitter.
You could say that the only difference between Better and Bitter is ‘I’ and I am the only one who can make the choice.
When we deal with some of the curve balls that life throws at us once in a while (or every day in some cases) we can choose. We can learn to get better and grow where we are planted or we become bitter. It comes back to the difference between the two words. ‘I’ choose.
For sure with this pandemic a lot of situations have been put beyond our control. But our reaction to them is firmly within our own grasp and there are ways and means to control and replace constant negative reactions.
If we choose bitter, then the odds mount of you having a life you neither want or enjoy and will start spinning downward in an ever decreasing circle.
Our Inner Voice Chooses Between Bitter And Better
We are the ones who choose. Which one we choose depends on how we learn to control that inner voice that has been developed through family, school, friends and experience.
All of those people in our lives can also affect whether we are bitter or better. We have learned what we say and think because of them and they are the ones steering your life. Sometimes they can steer you off your chosen path. Remember though you are the one who has to choose to get back on it. So choose the road that makes you better by learning things like how to forgive. That has a huge influence on making us feel less bitter. Every time you choose gratitude you will always steer you on the road to better.
It is going to be the main challenge for people as we emerge from the COVID pandemic. The challenge is going to be whether you will look at what you gained during lockdowns or what you lost.
There were many positives to come out of COVID. For me, I got to spend a lot of time with my kids and that has borne fruit since the lockdowns with far more openness by them about their feelings.
I got to write eight ebooks while I was in lockdown and you can see them at www.keppwellholisticwellness.com
- You can choose to be bitter or better.
- Bitter will have a lot of negative consequences for your health.
- Better will have positive consequences for your health.
- You need to learn how to forgive.
- You especially need to learn how to forgive yourself.
- Look at what you have gained rather than what you have lost.