Isn't it funny how some of the most cliché and overused phrases can turn out to be the ultimate guide and answer to everyday life situations?
'Everything happens for a reason'
'Only time can heal'
'Stay positive and good things will happen'
The latter being my favourite cheesy quote that I'm living by right now. The reason being, is that I allowed the thought of having a more positive attitude resonate in my head. I 100% believe in the power of positivity so, I gave it time to sink in and reflected a little on how I could apply it to my day to day lifestyle and mindset going forward.
The other day, the perfect opportunity came along to put my new positive mindset to the test. If you follow me on Instagram
, you might have seen that my car battery went flat, making me miss an event with Missguided. An event that I had been looking forward to for weeks and I was pretty bummed out that I was missing it! At first, the frustration and annoyance about the situation kicked in. The usual thoughts of wishing the situation had happened at a more convenient time were in full swing and I was in desperate hope that a passer by would be my knight and shining armour! These thoughts are completely normal and without a doubt, 9 out of 10 people will most likely think this too! Especially if you're missing something super important!
It wasn't until I sat back in my car (waiting patiently for the AA), that I stopped my train of thought and began trying to spin a not so ideal situation into a positive one. The main thing I needed to remind myself of was that this was a situation that I had zero control over. There was nothing I could have done to prevent it and I certainly couldn't hurry the whole process along so I could make it in time for my event. But what I could control, was my attitude towards it.
What was I really moaning about in the first place anyway? For starters, I'm pretty thankful that I have a car at all anyway, because I wouldn't be able to do half the things I'm able to do now without it! Secondly, I wasn't in any danger or hurt and the situation could have been much worse! So I sat there and thought about it all... If I just accept that situations like this are inevitable, I'd use a lot less time and effort complaining than I would just accepting it and moving on.
In that instance, my phone bleeped and I got a notification saying that the ETA for the AA had reduced by 45 minutes. Now the universe may not work that quickly in the realm of positive vibes, but damn what a great time for a coincidence to happen?
Now I may have missed an amazing event that evening, but I definitely had a little life lesson taught to me instead. Everything happens for a reason, ey? :)
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