Results for - Appreciating What You Have In Your Life

1,674 voters participated in this survey

1. Sometimes it's difficult to appreciate what you have in your life because you might be looking at & longing for what you don't have. Or you're trying to blame or justify why things are the way they are. But when you can be grateful for your life right now, you are less likely to be stressed or anxious about what you feel is missing or lacking. Is it hard for you to be grateful?

No
46%
778 votes
Yes
13%
223 votes
Sometimes
31%
524 votes
Not Sure/Other
9%
149 votes

2. Sure, things, people & situations might not be all you thought or expected them to be. I use to allow other people & situations to take over & effect the quality of my life. I didn't value myself or the light that was within me...I could only see the darkness that seemed to be engulfing me. Have you done this or felt this way before?

No
27%
460 votes
Yes
33%
558 votes
Sometimes
26%
436 votes
Not Sure/Other
13%
220 votes

3. What I thought would be "greener pastures" turned out to be some pretty rough terrain & once I made my way through I was able to truly appreciate all I had let go of & what I still had in my life. If you take a closer look, you may see that the grass on which you stand is a lot greener than you once thought. In fact, if you were to put all your problems down among everyone else's you might be grateful for the chance to pick up yours again. Would you be willing to pick up the problems of a person you thought had a great life, if you couldn't look at them first?

No
42%
710 votes
Yes
10%
175 votes
Maybe
24%
397 votes
Not Sure/Other
23%
392 votes

4. Even those of us with a generally positive attitude usually have plenty of room to appreciate life more. Learning to be more grateful trumps pretty much any other productive thing you can do. Do you consider yourself a generally positive person?

No
13%
222 votes
Yes
48%
801 votes
Sometimes
27%
445 votes
Not Sure/Other
12%
206 votes

5. I am offering these simple tips as a reminder that you can supercharge your appreciation of life. Which of these do you do or plan on doing?

* Remember that you won’t live forever. - Your time here is limited. You can be a source of hope & positive motivation to others. Or you could devote your entire life to complaining. It’s really up to you.
48%
797 votes
* Write down what you’re thankful for. - Write down things that come to mind, nothing is too small. It’s not the act of writing these things down that matters, so much as the habit of being on the lookout for things you can write down.
23%
388 votes
* Think about what it was like long ago. - Instead of complaining about your life, remember that 50+ years ago people had it a lot worse & made do with a lot less than you have right now. A lot depends on our own perspective.
31%
527 votes
* Think about how much worse it could be. - When you look at your life compared to whoever you think has the perfect life, there probably isn’t really that much of a difference. They feel loss, experience grief & have disappointments just like you do.
51%
846 votes
Other - I have some other suggestions. Please share in the comments section. :)
14%
229 votes

6. I am all for self-improvement but if you're obsessed with reaching some finish line off in the distance, you will spend your whole life trying to get there & then realize at the very end that you missed a lot along the way. Did this survey help you remember what is important in your life? I hope so!

No
13%
214 votes
Yes
46%
777 votes
Maybe
27%
458 votes
Not Sure/Other
13%
225 votes
08/12/2015 Living 1674 68 By: FLAHONEY33

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