Some people go to seven-star hotels, book zip-lining adventures in exotic places, and invite TV chefs to cook for them on their birthdays. But you can only vacation and go zip-lining so many days a year. What you can do, every single day, is to have a consistent, warm sense of joy through creating islands – moments of pleasantness within your routine. Sure, ‘pleasant’ doesn’t sound like a ‘wow’ emotion, but having reliable, repeated pleasant experiences, can go a long way toward happier living.
No, we can't always control our circumstances or change our objective reality. If you can't afford a family vacation, you simply won't go anywhere; a deceased relative won't come back to life through positive thinking; and if your bad job pays the bills, you might choose to stay, even if it's a drag, and even if no zip-lining is ever involved.
Yet, zip-lining or not, we can choose to create a pleasant atmosphere within and around us by practicing real-life skills that can potentially sweeten everyday moments and enrich our existence. You’re going through your day anyway, so you might as well make the most of it!
This is not sugar-coating reality – it’s taking a perspective that amplifies and celebrates the positive places that already exist in our lives. We can all add joy to our daily moments and routines in small ways, even if it may not be obvious at first. Let’s take charge of how we feel every day and search out the pleasant to enjoy and celebrate. Because living a pleasant reality, is its own kind of ‘wow’.
You’re a brave guy. And a lucky one too. How do we know that? Because you survived your heart attack. And now, you’re ready to move on. Maybe you think the best way to do it is to forget it ever happened. But how far will that get you? Chances are, not very. To really move on you need to first deal with what you’ve gone through and then start re-structuring the pieces of your life. That’s a tall order even for the bravest and luckiest among us. You need – and deserve –the best tools to help get you there. We have gathered these tools for you right here, in the ‘Recovering from heart attack’ community. This is the no-nonsense place where men like you come to learn how to process what they’ve gone through and move on. It’s where they share their experiences with one another and practice the steps that support and sustain their recovery. In fact, it’s the only place where you can access all these tools within the framework of our uniquely effective approach to recovery. Just for brave, lucky guys like.
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