But the mind is always thinking there is. And that’s where most of our problems start.
We view things as either flawed or perfect. But perfection is subjective. It’s personal.
The common problem we all have is forgetting how lucky we are in this generation.
Imagine the 1920s. Think about the people living in that era. Every material possession you have right now is already priceless for those people. Smartphones and the Internet alone make us god to them!
To avoid the loop of always thinking something’s wrong (or missing), train your mind to always be grateful for whatever you have and wherever you are. Make it a daily habit.
It won’t completely eliminate the “something’s wrong thought”. But it will make you more grateful. Nothing beats gratitude.
And if you’re really serious about this, you can take it to the next level.
Here’s my suggestion: Stop watching people on social media.
I know it’s counterintuitive as social media has become so ingrained in modern life.
But mindlessly scrolling on social media triggers comparison, making you believe that something’s wrong with your life.
I’m not making this up. There are many studies that can prove this. You can do your own research. Or you can start with Cal Newport’s work.
And if you’re still skeptical, just try it for 3 days. If it doesn’t work for you, then you can always go back to your old ways.
Either way, those 3 days aren’t wasted.