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Practising a Change in Perspective

Have you, like many others, been feeling like you’re slowly losing motivation to do things that normally excite you? Have you found it more difficult to find the positives in your everyday routine? Today we will explore the value of perspective taking and changing.

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change" - Wayne Dyer

Something we are hearing a lot lately, is that people are struggling to find the excitement in their everyday routines. Some of us normally wake up excited to take on the day and others look forward to the weekend's activities. Unfortunately, people are reporting finding these aspects of life less fulfilling and like there should be more to look forward to. If you have felt like this recently, you are not alone and we will be providing insight and tools to re-kindle the otherwise dull aspects of everyday life.


An approach that is widely practiced is to take a brand-new perspective on life, simply act as if you are seeing everything for the first time. Look for the minor details in your everyday life that you normally would look past. Find the beauty in the simplicity of your garden, or the view from your balcony. By changing our perspective, we are able to create positive change in our neuronal networks responsible for association. As we navigate through the day, approaching each task as if it were the first time creates an exciting chain reaction in our brain that inevitable associates' positive thoughts to the stimulus you're attending to.


This year has really tested our patience, persistence and appreciation as our lives seem to be constantly changing as a result of the current COVID climate and we are finding ourselves planning more for an imminent lockdown than a destination holiday. Luckily, there are many practices that you can implement into your every-day routine to re-kindle the love for what you are doing while we wait to return to normality. Take an opportunity to approach your day as if everything was being experienced for the first time and you will find yourself looking forward to going to work and being more flexible with the current situation we are all going through.

If you are interested in discussing any of the points further, we would be more than happy to hear from you. Feel free to send an email to admin@youmatterpsychologists.com.au and we will answer any questions you may have.



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