Will Penney of Be Better Stupid shares the balancing act of gratitude.
Episode 1523: The Balancing Act of Gratitude by Will Penney of Be Better Stupid on How To Be More Grateful
Will Penney lives with his girlfriend and 4-pound chihuahua in Los Angeles. He likes basketball and food. He has the occasional Generalized Anxiety, constant crippling self-awareness, and a worse attention span than his chihuahua.
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better feeling than the first like two hours after you ve been sick. We forget how absolutely
awful being sick is until we get sick again than theirs
intense feeling of first of all, I've got how horrendous this is far too quickly by. I can't wait for this to be over obese.
oh so so happy when I can just feel normal again, then, when normal,
earns, we are so so happy. We don't need. Riches are laughter or even them,
The basic human stimulation we're just so ecstatic
We can move again without vomiting up our cheerios. More than anything, we are extremely grateful
an overwhelming relieving gratitude is the best feeling will ever feel for like two hours. That is, after that we forget that we were sick.
and probably return to getting angry, that our phone battery is low and that only the work
People on tenders, into respond to our corny e pick up lines. We returned,
spoiled and ungrateful you'd be nice if we feel that intense post illness gratitude without
having to go through the whole me now.
violently ill thing are substitute gratitude. Human
especially in the first world, generally suck at gratitude wheels.
To be in the midst of a hurricane in life before we appreciate a merely cloudy day. This is why people from Third World countries
can enjoy similar pleasures and why we in the first
world generally want simpler pleasures to go away and get our Amazon package here more quickly made. They give everything we take for granted every day. Think of what a tree is this giant
contraption growing from a floating rock. Your existing on
sunlight and spitting out existence. Think of the labor.
The societal genius tat took place to create everything around you from your phone to your couch to your car, to books.
Do you know how amazing is that friends exists? I mostly meaning
concept, but my guess also, the tv show things
They have more access to the awesome parts of life than ever give more access
every person place thing idea,
every known you ever enjoyed we're sir
It was mine. Blowing out of this world wonders they should melter faces every day and yet
phase remains very much intact and frowny. Unless someone is
Phone at it and you're in front of a place with good lighting were completely
able to enjoy the infinite amount of awesomeness all around us, everything is instantly taken.
Granted and disposed of, and nothing is ever fully appreciated men as a result, shocker we socket feeling it.
So how can we saw glass eye gratitude? The same way we sought
less at anything practice how to practice an emotion year. The phrase practice gratitude a lot, but what does that mean? How'd, you practice and emotion,
is about a symbolises. Sounds you start by looking at something you should be grateful for, like your ma, more nachos, for many of us are numbers one into any focus on
great they are and how fortunate you are to get to experience that thing you do this several times a day, but wanta be awkward and unnatural and really feel like it's not working wanna be impossible at first just forced our feeling upon yourself. Oh yes, we first try to practice
gratitude, you say something to yourself, like I'm really lucky to have taught in my life. He brings me joy,
His dry wit
it gives me a ride, my water Robys class, in any way for that,
gratitude emotion to kick in, but inside you still feel all dead.
you'll, feel absolutely nothing for Todd. You're just be some person that set a sentence of themselves, so yeah
that first practicing gratitude will straight up now? Work? That's ok, that's wise practice and we have to do it over and over the more you force yourself into the grateful big picture.
active the more it slowly starts to become a part of you anymore.
Able to actually feel a little less dead and the soul so fake it till you make it expressed statements of gratitude,
over and over, and eventually these ideas will become a part of you. The notion that can fully approve
key people around you or a sunny day or your grandma's wanna cookies,
will become ingrained in your soul and eventually you'll start to feel more grateful. This is why, especially at first, you need to seek out gratitude every single day. Some because you need a dose of gratitude. Every day is because gratitude is
Natural were predisposed to being spoil, falls, who always need things to get better because misery pushes humanity forward. We have to practice, not sucking gratitude so that when we need it, it's there, but with that said, when is it too much
gratitude what to get good at feeling gratitude on a command. Is there a such thing as appreciating life too much and taking too much time to stop and smell the flowers so to speak? Yes, of course, too much of anything sucks
If, instead of looking ahead in life and trying to experience accomplish more you're, just oh
enjoy was in front of you and your like, while breaks then,
fall ambitions or seek out anything new in life, and that sucks, you should be
He was a situation that sucks for anyone. Asian focus on the positive
an overwhelmingly negative situation, because then you won't fix negative things. You just keep telling yourself, they aren't negative and that's helping nobody. You need both gratitude,
Well, you have, and the feeling that you need more so that you make progress in life, is a method to this that I found effective, how to balance your gratitude,
So the solution there, I believe is this- is actually okay to go through a decent chunk of life. As the unreal
oh unsatisfied whiners that we naturally are. This makes us
want more demand better.
Those around us and feel better that we don't have more than we currently do, which is good. In small doses.
We remain in this state until it ceases to be productive,
approach puts us into a move that is negative to the point of being debilitating. We turned to the if gratitude, and we cycle from it
Oh, where burping, joy and rainbows, we notice on our feeling anxious in crime
it is making me unproductive, then we meditate, whereupon
the wonderful world around us, listen to Louis Armstrong and we think are lucky stars. We take a hit from our gratitude by
one way that you can actually see the world more accurately for the pretty awesome placed at it is envy
little bit happier so fine, your balance between thinking your world socks and needs to be improved in the perspective that this is an incredible world. Full of wonder,
I just gratitude and then when you are good at it, find your moments of gratitude force a square peg.
Is your spoiled ungrateful brain into the round hole of gratitude and those edges are rubbed off and it fits and eventually, when you practice a ton and get really good at it,
you only development up your dinner to feel better ever again.
You just listen to the people,
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