Recently I have become addicted to Tik Tok, I’m not proud of it but they say the first step of beating an addiction is admitting you have one. So here I am. Haha I’m totally kidding but I really do love watching Tik Tok videos. A few months ago I stumbled across a page where a woman called Nabela, who shares these amazingly put together videos showing pockets of peace in her day. Even if she doesn’t have a great day, she finds even the small positives and I thought it was such a great idea and such a great way to remember to be grateful and see the goodness in each day.
So today I thought I would share how you can find your pockets of peace in each day. Then I thought we could start a conversation and share with each other our pockets of peace. I’ll start by sharing mine and then you tell us yours in the comments!
LOOK AT THE GOOD
So many bad and negative days can fill our weeks and months, but there is always something in your day that is good and positive. Did you wake up today? Did you get to eat breakfast? There are so many things that are small to us, but would be big things for others. We often take for granted the simple things we have access to everyday. Like water, food and somewhere to live. Putting things into perspective like that can really uplift your mood.
I really appreciate my simple life pleasures, being able to take a bath after a long day, seeing my dog greeting me in the morning. They are the good, and are what can make your day a great one.
CELEBRATE THE SMALL VICTORIES
Sometimes its only small things in your day that make a difference. You got out of bed this morning? Thats a small victory. You got out and exercised today? Thats a small victory. You got 5 minutes to yourself today? Thats a small victory. Do you see where I’m going with this? You can find pockets of peace even in the smallest things you do. It doesn’t need to be big but its still something thats significant in your day.
REMEMBER THERE IS SO MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR
When Nabela does her Tik Toks, she talks about things that are happening in her life. Her dad was sick in hospital yet she found that there were so many things in her day that made her feel grateful. Its all about your perspective. Maybe at the end of each day say out loud or write down 5 things that happened which brought you joy.
I just want to say, I don’t know what it is you’re going through or how hard it is or what’s happened. Sometimes days cant be turned around and that is okay too. Tomorrow is a new day and a fresh start.
Here are my pockets of peace:
- My 30 minute lunch break where I get to watch whatever I want on my phone
- The 10 minutes I give myself in bed before getting up each morning
- Taking 5 minutes of my day to do my daily devotional
- Turning on my oil diffuser each night whilst I settle in bed for the evening
- Cuddling with my dog after a long day
What are your pockets of peace in your day?