The “I Wish I Had” Mindset

When I’m sat around the house doing nothing, my mind goes into nuclear overdrive. I think of all the things I need to do on my ever growing to do list, but mainly I get the thinking about all the things I wish I had but don’t have in my life. Yep, quite a sucky topic.

"I wish I had a flat stomach"
"I wish I had my own flat"
"I wish I had more followers on Instagram"
"I wish I didn't have CF"

Let’s face it, nobody’s life is perfect, there’s always something you wish you had in your life but you can’t have, whether it’s that car you swear you’ve seen everyone driving around in. Maybe it’s that house you drive past on a daily basis which you’d love to live in. It may well be that you want that perfectly toned body but you can’t keep yourself away from pizza. Or it could be the man you want to be with and can’t have. That one hurts the most.
But yes, it’s a mindset that can drag me down and make me think that my life is s**t. But it isn’t. I know that it isn’t, but sometimes you can’t help but pine and yearn to have better things. People say that the grass is always greener on the other side, but that's certainly not the case.

It’s important to focus on all the good things in life and appreciate all the things we have, we're a lot richer than we thin we are.

That can certainly uplift my mood. I have a wonderful set of friends, I have a job, my blogging is going great and well, I’m not 100% healthy, but it could be worse!

So I'm going to be thankful for all the good things I have in my life and work hard to get the “I wish” things I want and turn them into the "I've got" things!
Do you have the same mindset?
1 comment
  1. Great topic. I've definitely had that mindset before and it can be so negative.