Seeing the Glass Half Full

A key to happiness in this chaotic world

Abhinav Rai
2 min readOct 3, 2023
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Seeing the negative in every situation can lead to a depressive life. Being skeptical of every situation in life will lead you to miss out on the larger picture. It can narrow down your perspective to the extent that, you will start to curse life. Every challenge of your life will appear as torment.

Sticking with a kind of personality or ideology is going to create a void in you. You may start to feel like a victim of life.

But the good news is, that you can reprogram your brain. With specific exercises and patience, you can transform your outlook on life.

See, life is beautiful. We as a human makes it good or bad by creating an illusion of it. Challenges are there but to grow you need to fight.

In the following lines, I will discuss the approaches, that can be followed to make a difference in your viewpoint.

Notice the good

Focusing on the bright of any situation will never disappoint you. Even this helps to develop the tendency to have a positive outlook on things.

Because nothing is perfect in this world, it’s better to dwell on the upside of it and embrace it.

Practice compassion

Compassion enables a positive mental state. Being compassionate means understanding the fact that everybody suffers in some way. Regardless of how sparkling their life seems.

So, appreciate more what you have rather than complaining about what you lack.

Accept yourself

Accepting the negativity that resides in you will enable you to decimate it. Exposing yourself to situations that trigger the negative mindset will help you know about yourself. And when triggers are noticeable, elimination is easy.

Practice gratitude

Build a habit of expressing gratitude to a higher being for all the good in your life. Document every time someone helps or compliments you in a diary. Which will help you to recognize all the things to be grateful for.

Thank You



Abhinav Rai

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