Friday, January 3, 2014

*How To Be #Happy In Your Life*


I want to start 2014 in a positive light.

Are you with me?

A lot of people pledge during the first of every new year to start working out, lose weight and tone their muscles. But what about working on being happy? Why not exercise your mind and reprogram it to where you won’t have to think about the following steps to reach a joyful state of mind? It’ll just come natural to you. How about that?

 STRESS:

What’s the point about stressing out about something? What benefits does it have? Um, none. I think stress goes hand and hand with worry. You’re worried because you have no control over a situation. You can’t control everything. However, you can control how you react to things and your attitude. Focus your energy on that and relax.

 Quit Comparing Yourself To Others:

I don’t care who you are, we all do this. I think it’s human nature that we compare ourselves to others. You need to stop it. The only person you should compare yourself to is yourself. Look at where you were a year ago or maybe two. What have you done with your life or self since then? What have you learned? Have you accomplished anything? Don’t look at Mary Lou who seems to have the life or looks you want. We’re all unique and have our own paths to take. Mary Lou may be gorgeous and seem like she has it made, but she might not. So stop comparing yourself to others and start looking at your own self and life.

Stop Blame Shifting:

Stop shifting the blame on someone for what you don’t have. Take responsibility. You’re in charge of your life, and it’s up to you to change it.

 Gratitude:

Be grateful for what you have. Look at all the blessings in your life and appreciate them. Yeah, you might not have all the things you desire at the moment, but think back ten years ago at things you didn’t have and now do.

 Don’t Belittle Yourself:

You’re awesome and a good person and shouldn’t talk down to yourself. We all make mistakes and have done bad things in our lives, but if you’ve learned from them and moved on, it’s all good. You’re not a horrible person and can do whatever you put your mind to—if you really want to. Your mind is a powerful thing. If you continue to think negative thoughts about yourself, it’s going to emotionally and physically hinder you in your life. So be aware of those thoughts and replace them with positive ones.

 Surround Yourself With Positive People:

Negativity breeds negativity. What’s the old saying? Oh, that’s right. Misery loves company. If you’re around miserable people, they’re going to bring you down. They’re toxic. Plain and simple. However, if you’re in the company of uplifting people who you can learn from and brings you joy, your world will be a lot brighter.

 Think About Your Goals And Not Your Problems:

If you dwell on your problems, you’re not going to get anywhere. You’ll just find excuses on why you can’t accomplish something. But if you think about your goals and how to attain them, you’ll be a lot happier and have something to look forward to.

 Quit Living In The Past And In The Future:

The past and future doesn’t exist. Quit thinking about what you could have done or if you would have had awesome parents where would you be in life right now . . . or whatever. Stop thinking about the future and Be Here Right Now. That’s what exist. What you’re doing today will help create what your tomorrows will be. Every single moment you’re creating yourself by your thoughts, your actions, and how you choose to live. Be in the moment.

 Be Yourself:

Don’t ever sacrifice who you are to please another person or to fit in with the crowd. If people can’t except you for who you are, then they’re not worth your time. That includes family as well. Be yourself. You might not have the perfect looks, car, house, bank account. You might be into vampires, werewolves, heavy metal, and wear vintage concert T-shirts. So what. That’s who you are. Don’t change it. Because seriously, you WILL meet people who will genuinely like and love you for YOU.

Period.

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