It’s often second nature to look at situations, emotions, and people, and label them. A cancellation of plans is a disappointment, a criticism is a punishment, a risk is scary, so on, and so forth. When you look at things differently, though, the things you look at change.

Rather than sticking a positive or negative connotation on life’s experiences, make a daring decision. Name it something good: a new opportunity, a lesson to be learned, an adventure to be explored, or a new friend to spend time with. When it doesn’t work out right take a step back, see things from a new view, and discover new possibilities.

Redefine what you believe to be true. Paint your reality in the hues you wish to live within. Let it be bright and bold, or light and calm.

Look at what’s weighing on you today, and try to see it from a different perspective.