Focusing On The Big Picture
Focusing on the Big Picture of Life, Not the Small Stuff
By Kellie Hynds, LMFT
Have you ever stopped to think about how much time you might spend worrying about things that are insignificant compared to the big picture in life? What does the “big picture mean”? I like to think that it means the most important things in life to you vs. things that are really small in comparison.
I have this conversation quite frequently with my clients who seem to worry and stress about almost everything. We talk about how things such as being healthy, having a roof over their head, food on the table, a nice job, etc. are more important things to focus on than things such as their child not doing their chores perfectly or the server getting their order wrong.
Thinking about things in this manner helps us to look at things from a different perspective. It helps us to realize that our lives are better than we think. A different perspective regarding the chores could be that your child did the best they could and it was helpful regardless.
So the next time you feel like a situation is terrible and stressful try and think how it compares to your “big picture” in life and how you could have a different perspective that is more positive and beneficial.