Every day we have to do tasks that we are not exactly excited about. Mostly, it's stuff we can't avoid and which are actually an important part of our adult life. Still, we complain "I have to do x, y, z ..."
Now, let's shift our mindset here by switching one word in this sentence. Instead of "I have to ...", say "I get to..." You have the chance to do something and make it great. Even if it's something small and mundane.
Let's look at a few examples:
- I get to clean my apartment, so I feel comfortable in it again and can have guests over.
- I get to go grocery shopping and buy yummy stuff for myself and my family for a wonderful meal together.
- I get to write 200 words every day to improve my writing skills.
- I get to work out and improve my health. I might even look better.
- I get to work on this project which could be a breakthrough for my career.
- I get to get up early every morning, so I can attack the day and get the most important thing done first.
A small shift in wording could make a big difference how you feel about something.