We all have those times when we let other’s dictate our lives for us. We all have those times when we go with what everyone else wants to do because it is what will make them happy…but what about what will make us happy. Here are 7 Ways that have helped me strive to stay happy and not give people the control over my life.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others! There are times when I think “Ok I wish I looked like her or I love her dress, wish I had that.” But I shouldn’t do that because maybe what they have, they don’t really like, or maybe it might look horrible on me…so don’t compare yourself to others. You are great the way you are.
Have Your Own Style. Create a style that you love and go with it. Whether that’s wearing hippy clothes, or dresses all of the time, or like me; a pair of jeans and a t-shirt with sneakers…whatever your style is….create one and go with it. If people hate it, who cares, it makes you happy and it’s who you are.
Find A Bright Side to Every Situation. Something that I love doing, is to try and find the bright side of things. Even if I am scared out of my mind, I try to think of a bright side to it. For example, lets say you get into a car accident…everyone is ok…but the car is totaled and you have a huge bill or something….ok well the bright side is that everyone is alright. Yes you may have to pay for repairs for the car or get a new car, but you can’t replace people, so there’s a bright side to something.
Have a Gratitude Journal. Find something in each day or week to be grateful for. I’ve talked about this on my blog before, which I will leave a link for the post below. There is always a rainbow after the rain…basically meaning that there is always something to be grateful for, even if your day has gone so wrong, you have had such a bad day…find the rainbow…
Meditate, Pray, or have Quiet Time. Ok so at my house, I have what I call “quiet time” for my toddler. It’s a way for him to relax, take a nap or play quietly for an hour or so. By doing this, I can have my time…same goes with adults. You have to have those times where you have time to quiet your mind. I love meditation, but I also love yoga and reading. Which brings me to my next suggestion.
Read. Reading is something I love and I hope that you grow to love it too. Reading can be so enjoyable, educational and also peaceful. I’ve recently read a really good book and I’m on another really good book, that I will eventually share…but the one I’m talking about in this one is “Note to Self.” I did a review on this book because it was so inspiring and just beautifully written, which I will leave the link to the post below if any of you want to check it out. However, reading can really make you happy because you go to another place other than the place where you are at…plus it can help quiet your mind.
Exercise. Last but not least, exercise. This is something that everyone talks about but that’s because it’s true. Exercise, releases endorphins which makes you happy. You are getting all that stress out so that you can have peace in your mind and focus and be happier. I’m not a doctor but you get the point.
Whatever you do…Do things that make you happy. The more you do what makes you happy, the less time you will be spending thinking of things that make you stressed out or unhappy. The more you do things that make you happy, the more you will enjoy your life and the people around you.
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