This is a big myth. I have more than I need right now, but struggle to see it. One practice I love to break this pity party is to bring a gift to everyone I encounter that day. Deepak Chopra talks about this in the Law of Giving and Receiving. I start with my run for the day. I bring a gift to the people I run with or even the people I pass on the trail. Sometimes it’s just a quick hello, or others it is a stop and chat, or a compliment, or even a silent wish or prayer. This switches the focus from myself to giving to others.
I’ve done this exercise a few times and have seen that it takes significant discipline to follow, but makes a difference in my perspective. Deepak Chopra recommends doing this for the entire day. I start with bringing gifts to those I encounter on my run, and then the rest of the day is spotty. Try it though, and see what you come up with. How your day might change compared to any other day. Share your comments with us below!