You have often heard people ask “Is the glass half full or half empty?” as a way to see if you are an optimist or a pessimist. We know the obvious answers. But what many often forget is that the glass is always full to the brim, at any given point of time – half with the water you need to drink and half with the air you need to breathe.
Now the question can be “How full is your glass really?”
This depends on what your perspective on things is. In times of adversity, all you need is a little perspective to see the silver lining in the darkest of situations, the light at the end of the tunnel.
Perspective makes it possible for you to see farther than your knowledge extends and allows something new and unknown, that is the air, to enter your minds, that is the glass.
Take a step back and really look at your life. Instead of getting drowned in all the day-to-day details, adapt to the chaos and appreciate what good is left in your life. Just because something is not going the way you wanted doesn’t mean you cannot live your life the way you envisioned.
Although you were taught to go out there and seize the day, learn to say no. Because even after rigorous planning, there will forever be unforeseen events. You will need some time out between doing things, some time for the thing you forgot to put on your list; you will need your air. Knowing your glass and having a little perspective will give you your required air.