5 Warning Signs That You Need to Shift Your Attitude

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Tax season has finally ended, but there are other things that people find taxing and we really should look at them as blessing.

 I realize that daily routines can be taxing, but we have to look at it in a positive way, so it doesn’t drive us nutty. 

Here are 5 things people have a problem with when it comes to their daily routines.  I am here to point out that these are blessing, because it would really be a problem if these routines were taken away.  So wake up and look at the bright side.

1.      Find daily grooming a drag.  Getting up in the morning and taking a shower, shaving, hair and makeup (make up not so much for the guys, I hope. LOL).  Then to top it off having to figure out what you are going to wear.

Give me a break people how would you feel if you didn’t have a shower, no razor or even no hair.  And when you went to look in your closet you found you didn’t even have a closet, let alone clothes to put on.

 All of these things we have at our disposal are blessing and things to be grateful for.  Be happy you have your morning routine.  If you find it hard to see how these are blessing and things to be grateful for; try going camping the old fashion way.  Pitching a tent and peeing on the ground.  Forget the makeup and hair, ‘This is a come as you are party’.

 2.  Commuting to work is taxing.  Give me a break; be glad you have a job to go too.  There are many people that would love to be walking in your shoes. 

Hey, I know the traffic can be the pits or the train commute can be over crowded and on a hot day, and people can smell not so good by the end of the day.

Would you prefer not to have that a job?  Would you prefer not to have that car?  There are many carjackers out there that would love to have your car. Or put an ad on Craig’s list, ‘real cheap car for sale, great condition’ if you are not grateful for it.

 As for the commute on the train, would you rather have to walk, run or ride your go cart to work, bike or have someone pull you in a wagon.

 Let’s get real you are blessed, because you even have a job and if you were the only person on the road or train, there wouldn’t be that job to go to, because there wouldn’t be any people, so there wouldn’t be any jobs.  Look on the positive side of this situation.  Are you picking up what I am laying down?  Getting the picture!

 3.  Completing their daily to-do list is very taxing.  Give me a break, if you don’t like the to-do list; throw the damn thing out the window.  You already know what work needs to be done for the day.

 For myself I never have kept a do to-list, I figure that I know what I need to do and I get done what I can.  Besides I would rather use my mind to remember and not keep looking at a list that keeps reminding me of what I still need to d0.

 My advice on this one is feel blessed you have a mind and start using it.  Draw smiley faces on the paper you use for the to-do-list and look at it every time you get through with a task.  Be Happy!

 4.  It is taxing to respond to e-mails and phone calls.  What the heck to you think the delete key is for.  If you don’t want to respond, because most of it is junk anyway hit delete and it goes away.  Kind of the like the advertisement when the guy rings the bell and his fellow employee disappears.  It is really easy and it only takes a few times doing it to get the hang of it.

 As for phone calls that is what we have voice messaging for.  As for me I would prefer to answer the phone if possible, because I don’t like trying to get to my messages. When they invented voice messaging they should have made one key on the phone that works for getting messages. Instead of your phone number and then the good old press 1 key let alone a password on some systems you can never remember. 

 When it comes right down to it I am very grateful for the phone and even the email invention, because it does help take care of business much faster than the pony express did back in the day.  (No I’m Not That Old, so hold down the laughter.)

 5.   Evening chores.  Making dinner, getting to the gym is the most taxing people say.

 Now I’m not as fond of the kitchen as some people are, but let me tell you I have been in a situation where I didn’t know what I was going to cook, because of lack of money to buy food. When I have to cook that dinner you can bet that I am grateful and feel blessed.  It’s great fun knowing I have a choice of what to cook and something to cook.

 Stop the whining and get happy you have FOOOOD many people don’t.

 As for the good old work out in the gym.  This is your choice, society is telling everyone they need to do this these days and if you are a follower and do everything you’re told, to bad for you. 

 I realize we do have to stay in good shape, but the choice is yours on how you do this.    (Don’t forget there is a good work out you and your partner can have fun doing together you can start that with a little dance.)

 Do something on your damn to-do-list that you have for home.  You get exercise when you’re vacuuming.  Washing windows there is lots of arm exercise involved.  Don’t forget all the fun work outside in the summer time.  Now that can be a real workout. 

 To sum it up there are many people that would love to get up in the morning and have a daily routine, but are to sick or maybe paralyzed , so see the blessing in it and be grateful.  In the drop of a pin your life can change.

 Are you seeing that daily routine a little different now?  Let me know if I made a difference in the comment box below.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Hi Debbie,
    There’s a lot of positives to be taken from our ‘negatives’…..’tis a matter of reframing. We complain when in fact we should be grateful. Thankyou for the highlights
    be good to yourself
    David

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi David,

      Thank you . There is always something positive to find in an situations. Many times we are not looking in the right places. It is easier to see the negative side. it is a matter of reframing,
      thanks again and blessings to you,
      Debbie

  2. Nancy Shields says:

    Yes I feel BLESSED – and thank you for these gentle reminders my friend.

    Blessings to you,
    Nancy

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi Nancy,

      You are very welcome and thank you for sharing. Knowing that you are are blessed and being grateful is finding your happiness.
      More blessings to you,
      Debbie

  3. Hi Debbie,

    This was a lovely post, my friend.

    It really helped me put things into perspective. I know at times I can get bogged down and daily life becomes ‘difficult’.

    The reality is, there isn’t anything difficult. It’s just forgetting to be grateful for what we have. We have so much when others don’t and still we whine. There really isn’t any excuse for doing so.

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi Hiten,

      Don’t be to hard on yourself we all find ourlselves doing a little whining now and than. When I start feeling the pressure during the day I stop and think and start being grateful. This brings me into line real quick.

      Life is wonderful, we just have to learn to appreciate and be grateful for the little stuff.
      Thank you for sharing and blessings to you,
      Debbie

  4. Hi Debbie,

    Shifting our atttiude from negative to positive is crucial especially in the times of sadness and when things don’t go our way. We should always look for the positive in every situation to improve our moods. Thanks for sharing my friend

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi Dia,

      You are welcome. Yes, the key wheb those sad things happen to find the positive in them. I always think of when my mother died. It was a very sad day, but at the age of 87 she was tired and needed to go home. It was a time when I put her first and me second. Now I have the wonderful memories of her that always bring a smile to my face.
      thanks for sharing and my you always have many blessings.
      Debbie

  5. Debbie

    I don’t really find my daily life too taxing. I like the gym, I like where I work (home), I like my work, I like cooking.

    There are things that I find a ‘chore’ rather than ‘taxing’ (or is that the same thing!).

    Getting Petrol (gas) for the car. I hate it! I’m always going somewhere and I have to waste 15 minutes getting gas to get there.

    Andrew

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi Andrew,

      You are living life the right way. You like the gym, working at home and cooking. Wished I liked cooking. Come to my house and I’ll turn the kitchen over to you. LOL

      As for getting gas, ask yourself this, “How would you get where you need to go if it was not for the gas?” Next time you stop to run this error be thankful that there is a gas station and that you have a car to put gas in.

      I mean really Andrew how would life be if you didn’t have this wonderful thing called gas and a tank to put it in? It is you choice to have a car, so stop the whining. Just funning around with you!! LOL

      Blessing to you and thank you for sharing and letting me give you a bad time
      Debbie,

      • OK…when we visit later this year – I’m in charge of the cooking…right?

        A good whine, did no-one any hardm!

        Andrew

        • Debbie Bills
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          That would be great. I’ll hand the kitchen over to you. I will supply the wine!
          You make me laugh and I thank you.
          Debbie

          (I really won’t make you cook, but than again who knows LOL

  6. Hi Debbie,

    Great reminder to be grateful for what we do have. We all can get into the complaining mode so easily, but we don’t have to look far to see how lucky we really are. Thanks for sharing!

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi Cathy,

      No, we do not have to look to far to see how lucky we really are. My thoughts are if you have good healthy, roof over you head, food to eat, air to breathe and someone to love and they love you what more can we ask for. Life is simple we just like to make it more difficulty with our attitude at times.
      Thanks Cathy for sharing and blessings to you,
      Debbie

  7. Hi Debbie,
    You are a breath of fresh air! It reminds me of the great buddhist call to awareness that “the greatest miracle is to be alive.” When I let this feeling of rightness settle in, it illuminates the lies of NO … and WOE lets go. This understanding lifts us to a higher plateau of perception. It reveals things very different from what our mind even now conceives about us.

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi rob,

      Thank you, “breath of fresh air”. That made my day. Yes, “It is a great miracle to be alive.’ wish everyone would see it that way. It is very important to let go of the NO and WOE and enjoy that life which is a blessing and honor.
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful wisdom rob and blessings always to you,
      Debbie

    • Hi Rob,

      I definitely agree with you – “the greatest miracle is to be alive.” Whenever I’m feeling blue and quite depressed, I visit Debbie’s blog and read her posts, and they make me feel much better and see things in a different light. Bad things may happen to us or we need to do difficult tasks, but we must not think that it is a burden that we alone carry, they are a part of life and we learn many a great deal from these hardships and bad experiences we encounter.

      Let me share a short story with you (and to Debbie as well). When I was in my teens back then, there were times I had some problems in school and my self confidence dwindled each day. Simply put, I was experiencing “identity crisis” that teens usually go through. I felt so sad/angry about my life that I acted mean to my sisters and my mom at home many times. I even lashed back at my mom when she tried to talk to me and I said that my problem is complicated that nobody would understand me, not even her. I think I really went overboard that time. She turned away quietly and left me alone in my room.
      That night, I was going downstairs to get some hot milk when I overheard my mom crying in her room and my eldest sister is comforting her. It was not my intention to eavesdrop but I heard them talking about problems, most especially those related to financial issues (our tuition, expenses at home, etc). I went back to my room and I pondered, my problems are actually “pointless” when compared to the problems my mom was facing, and there I was, acting so sad and angry at her a few moments ago. Even if I was so mean to her, she never told me the problems she has that concerns me (how to pay for my tuition, my food, everything I have).

      The next day, I apologized to my mom and she smiled. I cried when she did that because it really made me feel guilty that I was so unfair to her, she sacrificed a lot and is still sacrificing a lot more just to sustain us and keep us all happy. To all teens out there, if you feel you have a lot of “serious” problems, take the time to observe your parents, especially your mom. They have many “real serious” problems that you won’t be able to help with and of course, they do not require you to help them out.

      Glad I could share this short story here. 🙂

      • Debbie Bills
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        Hi Filica,

        Thank you very much for sharing your story. As teens we do not realize the presser a parent can be under, special a single parent. I know for myself having been a single parent it is very rough. However it does make us stronger.

        It is wonderful that you overhead the conversation your mother and sister were having, so you understood more. Sometimes as a parent we try to protect our children from things. I use to let my girls know some of what I was going through, but not all of it. I am very proud of you for talking to your mother. Sounds like in the long run you were a wonderful teenager and have grown into a very smart adult.

        Blessings to you and thanks again for sharing.
        Debbie

  8. David Hamilton says:

    Wow, what a practical yet powerful list! I tend to think in the bigger picture, probably too much sometimes and these warning signs are fantastic. My favorites are #1 daily grooming (making the hair look nice!) , and the #3 daily to do list. One specific to me, which falls under evening chores, is not wanting to do the dishes. It’s weird but I can get immense joy out of doing the dishes when I’m feeling present and content.

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi David,

      Thank you Daivd, glad you enjoyed them. Yes, the daily grooming can take some time when said and done we sure feel better and are ready for a great day. Of course hoping that for a good hair day. LOL Yeh, the good old to-do- list. I gave that one up and keep it in my head. Any time you want to come a do the dishes at my house just let me know. I’ll get out of your way. 🙂 Actually I don’t mind it that much, just happy to have the dishes to use.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I did enjoy your comment lots.
      Blessings to you,
      Debbie

  9. Hi Debbie,
    Being grateful for all the things we have in our life currently should be practiced by all of us. I know that sometimes we tend to get “bored” or “sick and tired” of the daily routine we normally face in our lives, but as long as we have a roof on our heads, good and decent food to eat, a fulfilling career, friends to have fun with, a loving family to go home to, and many other small things that complete us – then we should be really thankful that we are blessed! Be thankful that you are not one of those who have a hard time in their lives and couldn’t even meet the basic needs in order to survive in each day. Thanks for sharing this awesome post!

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi Felicia,

      Thank you Felicia. Being gateful does make a world of difference in life. When we concentrate on the miracles of the day life just smiles on us.
      Thank you for sharing these beautiful thought and have a wonderful day.
      Blessings to you always,
      Debbie

  10. I have some people I work with that need this attitude adjustment. I hear them complain about not getting any tables, then when they do, they complain about the tables they have. Seems they always have some problem with whatever is going on.

    We need to learn to be grateful for the things we do have. The more we focus on the good things that we do have, the happier we become. Our lives are filled with blessings if we are just open to receive them.

    Thanks for sharing, Debbie!

    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi Grady,

      You are welcome Grady. Don’t you just want to smack some people when it comes to the whinning. it does sound like some of the people you work with need an attitude adjustment. If i was there when I hear them whinning I would look at them and say, “Yesterday you were complaining about not having any table, aren’t you luck to have a table today. Today is your day, enjoy.”
      Thaks again for sharing on the personnal side.
      Blessings to you always,
      Debbie

  11. Yes, our attitude dictates everything related to our life. Approaching a job with the right attitude could make you accomplish that overcoming all those challenges that may come across. Thanks for this post that’s full of great tips that makes one to find happiness from daily routines.
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    • Debbie Bills
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      Hi George,

      Thank you George for all the kind words. Attitude is the key to a great life. When approaching a job or anything with the right attitude we always have better results.
      Thanks for sharing and stopping by. Always appreciate imput from others.
      Blessings to you, George.
      Debbie

  12. I love that you have a ‘no B.S.’ attitude, Debbie.

    Life CAN be taxing, sure, but a lot of us – me included sometimes – do need to straight up, shift our attitudes at times and realise that overall our lives are actually pretty wonderful!

    Sometimes it just takes a straight-talking blogger to open our eyes! 😉

    • You arer so kind Darcy. Thank you. Attitude comes down to having a good day or a bad day. I vote for a good day and if things do start going south, i look for the humor and find a way to laugh about things.
      Thanks again,
      Debbie

  13. Ken Atodahl says:

    I agree. It all boils down to our attitude and mindset.

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