EVERYONE HAS THIS PRICELESS
GIFT--BUT FEW DISCOVER IT!
If you are one of those people who is having a hard time
being happy, here is a crash course in chipping away at the
barriers that keep you from enjoying life right now.
1. Take nothing too seriously.
Nature doesn't stand still and neither do you. All of your
experiences, whether great or crappy, will pass. Everything
happens is just an instant of time. We give it meaning and
choose how we want to feel about it. Several Hurricane Katrina
survivors interviewed on CNN said that even though they lost
of their possessions, they were happy and most grateful to
Whatever happens, choose to be happy anyway. Why? Because
of dissatisfaction only contribute to the negative drama in
lives and can only make a bad day worse.
2. Eliminate the phrase, "But it's so hard..."
This type of statement may seem harmless, but keeps you stuck
the past. Justifying yourself keeps you from where you want
Better to take the same energy and use it to align with how
want to learn to be instead. If you really want to be happy,
your thoughts and your feelings to being happy.
Each moment, each hour, each day can be a new beginning with
fresh slate. You CAN reinvent yourself. Observe the qualities
happy people. Once identified, adopt them into your life.
easily integrate them by day-dreaming about already having
these desired traits.
3. Be true to yourself.
It's been said that the fastest road to failure is to try
please everyone. People-pleasing behavior will make you feel
miserable because it's impossible to sustain pleasing others.
Know your values and make decisions based on what's important
to you. If you don't, you'll be living someone else's life,
The people that agree with you, will adore you; the ones
disagree, will deplore you. None of it has anything to do
you. Remember, what other people think of you is none of your
4. Let go of your "shoulds."
Shoulds generate negative thinking and exhaust energy. If
can't turn your shoulds into wants, drop them. Also, be aware
of the shoulds you have for others (He or she should do this
be that...). When you think in this way, you are arguing with
reality because it isn't that way. If you insist on keeping
shoulds because you are "right," then you are making
It's actually a judgment. A judgment is comprised of emotion
lack of information. Think of it this way, unless you are
you cannot be all knowing.)
The next time you are tempted to be right, ask yourself,
"Do I want
to be right or do I want to be happy?" Make wrongs do
In summary, know that your happiness is within you right
waiting for you to give it permission to surface. By focusing
each of the steps listed above, you will clear the clouds
of happiness will begin to shine through.
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