“When bits of happiness go out of focus, zoom out and click a larger picture of life.” Unknown
Do you find yourself putting all your energy into one person? One relationship? One group of friends? One job? Are you too zoomed in and focused on only one aspect of your life? Often times we end up focusing on only one aspect of life, zooming in on it and end up unable to appreciate the bigger picture. Every now and then it is good to take a step back, zoom out and really appreciate all that life has to offer and all the blessings in your life ❤
Take a look at the picture above, when you zoom in it just looks like a beautiful Croton plant but when you zoom out, you see there is so much more to the picture. It is sunset, you the light is streaming towards you, there are some beautiful yachts in the background. It is the end of a lovely day 🙂
Now why you should you step back, why is it important to zoom out?
- You may be missing out on other opportunities. If you are just concentrating on a few aspects of life, you may block blessings and other opporunities from presenting themselves as you are too busy doing other things.
- Sometimes taking a break from something will help you appreciate it more. Maybe in time you may come back and realize its value to you and how important it is after you step back from it.
- Allows for new ideas to develop as you are broadening your horizons. You may also begin to see things from anther perspective.
- When you zoom in on people, you put pressure on them to live up to your expectations and then most of the time you end up disappointed as they may not be able to live up to these standards that you selfishly set for them (Thank you Shana for this important point!)
Life is about balance, balance between work and play, friendships and relationships. It is important to make time for yourself and social activities but it is also important to make time to be by yourself. Don’t zoom in on just one aspect of your life, zoom out and appreciate all the many blessings in your life today 😎