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This month I am also going to post a bit about happiness. That’s the endpoint of achieving our goals right? But you can be happy while achieving your goals and even without fully accomplishing them. In a way, happiness is a type of goal too.
If you constantly find yourself feeling unhappy and dissatisfied with your life, it’s worth looking within yourself. Here, you’ll discover 4 things which could be compromising your happiness right now.
1. Your Inner Critic
We all have an inner critic and sometimes it can be pretty hard to ignore. It’s constantly there judging you and making you doubt your own abilities.
It’s true, we’re often our own worst enemies and listening to your inner critic is only going to crush your happiness. So, how can you stop yourself from listening to this negative inner voice?
When you notice that inner voice telling you negative things, contradict it. Think something positive to counteract that negative thought or judgement. Replacing negativity with positivity will help you to start fighting back against your inner critic.
2. You Play it Safe
Do you avoid taking new opportunities out of fear? Playing it safe may feel like the best course of action, but it could be really jeopardizing your happiness.
It’s often the fear of failure which stops us from going after the things we want. However, if you start seeing failure as a positive learning experience, you’ll start taking more opportunities. You’ll never know what you can achieve if you don’t even try.
So, stop playing it safe. Take those opportunities. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
3. You Focus on the Past or Future
While it’s normal and healthy to look back in the past or towards the future sometimes, it’s important not to lose sight of the present. The trouble is, if you’re too focused on the past or the future, you’re not going to be able to enjoy right now.
The past cannot be changed, and the future cannot be controlled. However, right now in this very moment, you can choose to be happy. So, stop beating yourself up over the past and stop worrying about what’s to come. Live in the moment and see just how much happier you feel.
4. You Over-Dramatize Things
In life, things do go wrong. It’s impossible to be happy 100% of the time. However, some people have a habit of over-dramatizing the negative experiences in their life.
Do you find the minute things don’t go your way, you think to yourself “that’s it, everything is falling apart”? You blow the littlest things out of proportion and convince yourself it’s worse than it really is. It’s a big drain on your happiness and all you’re doing is worrying too much over nothing.
These are just 4 things you could be doing right now to sabotage your own happiness. What you need to remember is that you control your happiness. So, stop making these mistakes and compromising your happiness. Learn to let things go if you truly want to be happier.
5 Reminders to Help You Start Living a Happier Life
If you’re stuck in a rut or compromising your happiness, it can be hard to find ways to get out. The good news is, regardless of your circumstances, there are ways to instantly boost your happiness.
Here are 5 reminders to help you start living a happier life right now.
1. People Care About You, Not What You Own
If you base your success on what you own, you’re never going to be happy. So many of us strive to buy the newest technology, designer clothes, and the latest cars to make ourselves look good. However, what you need to remember is that people like you for you, not because of what you own.
Letting go of the notion that your worth depends upon your possessions and how you look is crucial to happiness.
2. Stop Comparing Yourself
If you spend a lot of your time comparing yourself to other people, it’s a sure-fire way to ruin your happiness. Everybody has problems and no two people are exactly the same. So, comparing yourself to somebody else is a waste of time.
Social media has made it particularly easy to compare your life with your friends and family. However, you need to remember that most people only put positive things on their social media accounts. You’re basically seeing their highlights, rather than their actual life.
When you stop comparing yourself to others, you’ll notice you become much happier.
3. Create Time for Yourself
Spending time alone is crucial to your happiness. When was the last time you took some personal time? Ideally, you should spend a little time each day doing something just for you. This will boost your happiness and reduce stress.
4. Remember to Smile
If you want to feel instantly happier, smile! Just the act of smiling makes you feel happy. Plus, it’s infectious! Smile and the whole world will smile with you.
5. Get a Hobby
If you feel like you are stuck in a rut, it can help to find a new hobby. Immersing yourself into a new hobby is a great way to start living a happier life. It keeps the mind occupied while you learn new new skills. You could even focus on self-development if you want to truly boost your happiness.
There they are – 5 reminders to help you start living a happier life right now. Even if you just try one of them, you’ll notice it has a huge impact. Stop compromising your happiness.
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