How full is your cup?

You are either filling your cup or emptying it by the people you surround yourself with, the choices you make, and the actions you take.

Every person we interact with, every decision we make, and every action we take has an impact on our lives. If we surround ourselves with positive, supportive people who encourage us to grow and pursue our dreams, we are more likely to feel fulfilled and happy. On the other hand, if we surround ourselves with negative, toxic people who bring us down and discourage us from pursuing our goals, we are more likely to feel drained and unhappy.

Similarly, the choices we make and the actions we take can either fill our cup or empty it. If we choose to engage in activities that bring us joy and fulfillment, we are more likely to feel energized and motivated. However, if we engage in activities that drain us or make us feel unhappy, our cup will slowly start to empty.

Therefore, it’s important to be mindful of the people we surround ourselves with, the choices we make, and the actions we take. By doing so, we can ensure that our cup is always full and that we are living a life that aligns with our values and goals.

5-Minute Cup Filler Exercise

You are always one choice away from a completely different life.

Here is a 5-minute daily exercise to develop your skills around recognizing you hold the power to filling your cup.

Think back over the last 24 hours.

BECOME AWARE: Name something that emptied your cup. How has this impacted you? How could it impact you positively if changed your perspective on how you can leverage this to make a better choice?

BE GRATEFUL: Rephrase your original action into the choice you can be grateful for. What is the “better version of you” you choose instead?

I am grateful for __(insert what you became aware of)___ because it gives me a chance to __(insert what you will do differently)___ .

TAKE ACTION: What is one choice (when you become aware again) you can make to improve the outcome?  Name an additional action you choose to take throughout the day to reinforce.

Jen Weis

The publisher of Morning Cup.