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4 things you should give up to be happy

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on January 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM

The following is from an email fro my good friend Natalie Ledwell.

I thought it too goo to let pass.

 

"Most people have it wrong.

 

Most folks 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 hit the sack 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!

To your everlasting happiness,

Natalie Ledwell

Mind Movies

 

P.S. I have a challenge for you…

 

Out of the four things I've listed above, what one are

you willing to take on THIS WEEK for your own happiness?"

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