Here’s a secret “life hack” that is so simple yet so powerful most people are unaware of it. I didn’t really discover it until I was in my 40’s, but I have literally used it several times a day since – to great effect.
So here’s the trick – you tell yourself ahead of time how you are going to feel, and your mind is now primed to interpret whatever experience happens with the perspective you have prepared it for.
In other words, you feel how you think you are going to feel.
The ramifications of this are obvious, and extremely powerful. To a large degree, we choose how we are going to interpret life. We are unfortunately unable to control many of the bad things that we experience in life. We would like to think we can control whether or not we get cancer, or whether a loved one dies, or any number of the horrible fucking things life throws at us. But the reality is that, for the most part, we can’t.
But we do have complete and total control of how we respond to these events, and that is something no one can ever take away from you.