Finding Silver Linings in Life

Clouds with a silver lining in a blue sky

Today, please  join eternal optimist, Hollye Jabobs for the next Guest Post in the series “One Thing I’d Change in 2015″ — DrGreene Team

As the New Year approaches, I find myself yet again thinking about New Years resolutions for 2015.

In past years, I have made resolutions such as reading more books, taking more yoga classes, and making more homemade dinners. But lets be honest… sometimes life gets in the way and those resolutions become history by the month of March.

This year, I am changing things up a bit. Instead of making a resolution that is physically achieved, I want to make a resolution that changes my perspective and won’t dwindle away after a few months into the year.

I am making the resolution to choose to find more Silver Linings in the year 2015 than ever before! I know that this is definitely a doable task for me because I have had some pretty rough years (aka my cancer diagnosis in 2010 and horrendous recovery process in 2011).

My experience with breast cancer showed me the importance of finding Silver Linings in the darkest seasons of life. Sometimes it seems like there could be no possible way that a Silver Lining exists in certain situations, but (believe me!) they do. I promise!

So please, join me in choosing to find Silver Linings in this New Year!

Here are a few ways to start:

  • Express gratitude for what you DO have in this moment
  • Smile often
  • Be playful. Put a bounce in your emotional step
  • Take breaks from technology
  • Express love, even to strangers
  • Sleep
  • Look at challenges as opportunities to learn and grow
  • Eat healthy, but treat yourself
  • Focus on the present
  • Exercise
  • Be open to change
  • Do what makes you happy
  • Simplify
  • Decide that no matter what you WILL find a Silver Lining

In what ways do you choose to find SilverLinings?

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Hollye Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and author of The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she speaks publicly and writes about her experience on the award-winning blog TheSilverPen.com.

Note: This Perspectives Blog post is written by a guest blogger of DrGreene.com. The opinions expressed on this post do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Greene or DrGreene.com, and as such we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied. View the license for this post.

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