Things you could give up to be happier !!

Anne Siret Health, Self development, Well being Leave a Comment

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Most people think that by gathering more stuff, they’ll finally find happiness.

But often, you can find true happiness RIGHT NOW, in this moment, simply by letting go.

Here are 4 things that you can let go of that will make you a happier, more peaceful person by the time you go to bed tonight :

1) Let go of the need to impress others

If you’re a human being, chances are you care about what other people think of you. After all – we are naturally social creatures !!

But if you find yourself spending too much of your time, money or energy trying to impress other people and get their approval, you’re not being true to YOU.

There’s no need to try and be something you’re not, because who you are right now is FABULOUS !!

Focus instead on living the most authentic version of yourself. When you fully embrace who you are and share it with others, you’ll find that people will appreciate how REAL you are and will flock to you effortlessly.

2) Let go of the need to be right

Sometimes when we feel we’ve been mistreated or misunderstood by someone, we can get caught up into wanting that person to admit they’ve wronged us. And we want an apology !! Or at least acknowledgement that we are right and they’re wrong.

The problem is that not all human beings see things from the same perspective. In your world, you’re right… but in their world, so are they.

There are definitely times where an apology is necessary. But most other times, rather than allowing feelings of negativity to take root inside you and start spilling over into other areas of your life, it may be best to ask yourself this :”Do I want to be right or do I want to be happy ?”

Often it’s just our ego that keeps us holding on to past resentments and upsets. Instead, consider letting go of the desire to be right and you’ll find you’ll instantly restore happiness and contentment in your life.

3) Let go of the desire to gossip

I’ve heard it said that gossip is just a cheap way to make yourself feel good, and I have to agree.

We all know that gossiping about other people is… well, not so good. But when the people around you are doing it, it can be easy to slip into doing it too !!

Consider though that the quality of your life depends on the quality of the conversations you have. If you want to live a more fulfilling life, start by embracing the power of your word. Your voice is powerful !! And what you have to say makes a difference.

Be committed to having more positive conversations about things that matter… not people… and you’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll brighten your outlook on life.

4) Let go of the past

It’s easy to dwell on the past, especially when the future is so unknown !!

Looking to the past can feel safe… we know what has happened and we know what we could do to change things… if only we had the chance. The truth is though that you never will have the chance to change the past. Not unless scientists finally invent a time machine.

Your past has served its purpose – its brought you to the place you are today and made you the person you are now. And who you are right now is absolutely perfect. Be grateful for your experiences, but know that NOW is all you have. So do your best to enjoy each moment. Give yourself the gift of being present !!

 

THE BOOKS’ CORNER

From long-harboured guilt to deep-rooted prejudices, many of us bear the weight of harmful tendencies in our daily lives. Whether we realise it or not, these things are actively holding us back from the happiness we long to attain. In this inspirational book, minister and counsellor Hugh Prather provides a guide for mental cleansing. It is only in ridding our minds of the fear and judgments we cling to that we open the door for happiness. Read a copy of Little Book of Letting Go today and discover…

– A simple 3-step process for letting go

– A 30-day plan for spiritual renewal

– Personal stories from Prather about his own journey

 

 

 

 

 

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