How To Be Happy In An Unhappy World

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Can we be happy in this crazy world? Speaking of the world today as a place of happiness appears to just be “Pollyanna" positive thinking, not dealing with reality.

When we consider the present world, there’s much poverty and persecution on one side. In America, the poverty is minimal and the ‘persecution’ is verbal. We would think, then, that America would be happier. But, generally, no.

Gratitude for the blessings

What we find is those in poverty are grateful for every gift, every blessing, every morsel of food, every day of life. They are happy! They have joy! However, in America few are satisfied. There’s envy, grudges, the struggle for more money, power, and status. People are most stressed and worried.

How can someone who has, basically, nothing be happier than one with everything (or the potential for it)? They find happiness within themselves, yet they’re not concerned with only themselves. They are selfless and generous. These people find happiness in life every day, appreciating each meal, each moment.

They know the truth, they know the reality of eternity. Moreover, they’re patient and trustful. Can a wealthy country learn from a “third-world" country? Not in technology, true. Not in politics, no. Probably not in infrastructure, maintenance, or most other areas. But can we learn from the people, the strong souls? YES!

The old adage, ‘There are no atheists in foxholes’ is accurate. Those in ‘third-world’ countries are in ‘fox holes’ and continue to hope. They believe in eternity and what it offers. Also, they know their current situation is temporary. Hope makes them strong.

People of hope

We in America are spoiled. Many have no idea of the struggle we once endured that made us the amazing country we are. We once were also a people of hope… and belief… and love. But, today, most Americans have lost all sense of Faith. It hardly exists. Many of those who do ‘believe,’ don’t live their faith. Thus, the lack of hope—and, as a result, the lack of love. Charity is rarely observed.

Comments on social media are appalling. Hate and name-calling are prominent. People are quick to criticize and judge. Worse, they’re quick to attack. There is little attempt to understand. What good can come of it? Does the hate satisfy? Does criticism bring internal joy? Absolutely not! It hurts us—in many ways.

Step over criticism

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission." So, even if we are criticized or called names, we don’t have to respond similarly. We don’t need to feel offended by those who insult us, showing their ignorance. We can rise above, pause, breath, smile—knowing the insult is untrue, that the name doesn’t apply. “Let it go" and ignore the ignorant.

We can be a faith-filled, hopeful, caring people again. We can build up our faith in an eternal Deity. People can learn to trust. It’ll take a change in attitude, a realization that hate and unrest are upsetting in themselves and within us, hindering, hurting. A change requires yearning for peace, especially internal peace. Isn’t that what we all truly desire?

Calm down in order to be happy

In the recent movie, “Rampage," the gorilla, “George," would get upset and his trainer motioned for him to calm down. In the former condition, George was dangerous. When the trainer insisted George calm down, George would respond, calm down, and was able to listen and be reasoned with. Then, he was also the means for doing good!

We’re the same. If we’re upset, we cannot think clearly. So, doing good is the last thing we consider or even want at the time. But we must act as humans and make ourselves calm down to be able to consider all sides of an issue or situation—and then act and react reasonably, fairly. We can all seek and find that peace of mind and heart if we truly desire it. How can we not desire it?

We all have faults

No matter what we think, we’re no better than the other person. They may be faulty in an obvious way—but we are faulty in another way.
Continual fretting, constant upset– about political issues and every item on social media which the media and some famous people encourage– affects attitudes, relationships and also health! It damages bodies internally, causes pain, worsens conditions, and eventually can even kill. Worse, it can erupt in battles with others and someone getting seriously hurt. No good can come of it.

But, also, something few consider today is how it damages the soul. The soul lasts past death into eternity. If we all considered that what we do today in this life determines how we spend ‘forever,’ there would be less pain and less hate in this world.

Striving for happiness

So, let’s work on getting along, not jump to conclusions, consider pros and cons of each issue and motivations of each side. We should ask ourselves: Why am I so upset about this? What is the source of the underlying grief I feel? Even if we don’t believe in eternity, we will be happier in this world if we realize we are not “all that!" We’re just another person striving for happiness—maybe in the wrong way.

What can happen when we ignore the ignorant, let go of pride, strive for peace, seek hope and practice love? We will be more productive, more successful—at our job, in our family, with friends, in life. We will be happier in this world. Then, if there’s an eternity, we’ll certainly find ourselves in an even happier place!

Is there an eternity?

Blaise Pascal said, “I would rather live as if there was a God and die to find out there isn’t than to live as if there isn’t and find out there is." It’s called Blaise’s Wager. Blaise was a mathematician, a philosopher, a theologian, a physicist! So, he wasn’t ignorant! He was a wise man providing advice we would do good to follow.

Author’s Bio

Monica Walker

Monica Walker is a wife of 50 yrs, mother of 5, grandmother of 23. Region Manager at Augustine Institute. Manager & Mortgage Underwriter at Bank of America. Published freelance author — various local publications including weekly and monthly entries in church publications. Author — three books almost ready to publish. Poet and Songwriter–ninety songs ready to submit.
“Outstanding Young Woman of America”
Guest on televised Business Awakenings show.
Multiple, various awards at Bank of America and Augustine Institute.
Volunteer for church and small-town activities.

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6 Tips To Develop A Positive Attitude And Stop Complaining

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Everyone wants to be happy and have success in life. However, it depends mainly on our attitude to others, to life and to ourselves. In particular, many people act as victims. Something is wrong and they feel that everything is playing against them or being stuck in the routine.

Whatever the reason, people who behave like victims are often depressed, negative and apologetic about their fate. They can be aggressive with others and with themselves. Unfortunately, it’s a terrible vicious circle. It’s also useless – feeling pity has never solved much.

What do you need?

Develop a positive attitude – a positive outlook on life. It is from this moment that you begin your journey towards a happier life. In fact, I would say even more: if you have a positive attitude then it is almost impossible to return to a vicious circle, as above.

Everyone has goals and aspirations in life. To be able to achieve one’s goals, you must have the right tools. Although some tools require special skills in some areas, often the most powerful ways are the simplest and are adaptable to any situation.

A positive mental attitude is part of these powerful tools and can be used to reach your dreams and greatest desires in life. There are 6 aspects to take into account to get a positive view of life. Here’s a quick summary of these 6 features, and some easy-to-use tips for you to be at the top of each of these areas and help you change your attitude easily.

  1. Health
  2. Perspective
  3. Gratitude
  4. Social Environment
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  6. Listening to emotions

 

  1. A HEALTHY LIFE – YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

I cannot stress enough the importance of living a healthy life. Seriously, if you always feel tired, hungry, fragile, chances are you will not be very positive! Healthy living involves a good diet and exercise: you need both to feel good.

By drinking a lot of coffee or energy drinks like Red Bull and eating foods that are too sweet, your energy and mood will change more than in roller coasters. It’s hard to stay positive when you’re short on sugar and caffeine. Calm down with the coffee, get away from it. Try to replace the treats with fresh fruit. Eating healthy products without dyes, preservatives and other added products will help you maintain a stable energy level, avoiding these energy falls. Also, if you feel a little tired and depressed, get some exercise! It sounds counterintuitive but walking or running for 30 minutes can really get your body going and air your mind.

As I said, healthy living is a very important factor in developing a positive state of mind, but it is also one of the hardest to follow, it takes a lot of discipline.

  1. POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE

See things on the right side.
Something vital to cultivate a positive mind is your ability to see life on the bright side. In general, people tend to exaggerate negative situations and relativize positive points. This happens when we put ourselves in a “frontal” position when we have to put ourselves in the shoes of an objective observer, measuring the positive and the negative.

What we are trying to do here is to balance the balance. You will be surprised to see how many times an insurmountable thing is revealed in the end achievable. By changing the perspective on things, we analyze situations or events in our lives in order to eliminate negative prejudices.

The next time you have a problem, big or small, take a step back. List the negative and positive points. Some people never change because they are afraid to change their life, although here is a tip for such people.

Try to list 3 things you could do to turn negative points into positives

For example, imagine having requested a promotion at work, but it was refused. Obviously, the bad thing is that you did not get your promotion. But what are the positives? Go see your employer and ask him why this promotion was rejected. You have now used this experience to turn it into information.

This information is very expensive – you have obtained an objective answer about the future of your career. Now, what can you do to change the negative to positive? Well, if you discover that the promotion has been rejected for a lack of aptitude in a certain field, you can see this event positively by acting in the field concerned and obtain new qualifications. We have just turned a negative experience, applying a new perspective, in positive action!

Seeing things on the right side, allows you to experience each event/situation. Moreover, you can use it enthusiastically to move forward, instead of constantly thinking about it, complaining and regretting. One of the strengths of putting things in a new perspective is that it is a universal method. It is as important and effective to apply it, in the small daily events of your life as in the greatest moments.

  1. GRATITUDE FOR YOU, AND TOWARDS OTHERS

Being grateful for what you are, for your life and for others, is also a key to staying positive. This can really help you stay focused on the positive aspects of your social interactions and in your life.

To have gratitude means that you know how to appreciate what you have. The past is past, and there is nothing to change it. Reminiscing about the negative experiences and mistakes of the past is useless – other than depressing you. Focusing on what you have today can be a very good exercise. Look where you are in life. Instead of focusing on the missed opportunities of the past, look at what YOU HAVE. All your successes, the people who support you, the sources of happiness in your life right now. That includes just about everything: your job, your friends, your family, your goals… absolutely everything.

Another important point is to show that you appreciate others. If there is someone in your life who has had a positive influence in your life one day, be it a mentor, or someone who has supported you in a difficult time, or one of your friends: tell them! You could invite them to dinner, to see a movie, to give them a small gift. You could simply write a card or letter and let them know that you appreciate what they did for you. All of these options make very strong gestures and have the benefit of making you and your friends feel happy. It is very effective to develop a positive attitude.

  1. THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Positive creates positive. One of the most important points in your social environment. It is common to say “you are what you eat”, and it is true. If you eat healthily, you will be healthy, you eat fat, you will probably end up overweight.

Something else is very important, people with whom you spend your time play a very big effect on your mood and attitude. That’s right, negative people tend to hang out with other negative people. Very often, a source of conflict between you and some people is that there is something that annoys you at home. This person can show a character trait that you do not like, being shameless or disrespectful, or it tends to lie or other negative traits.

If someone gives you that kind of feeling, then you should consider spending less time with him. A trap in which many people fall is that they want to help the other to grow, to change, but it is impossible. A change is made first by one’s own will.

The important thing to remember is: spend time with positive people, you will become more positive. It will influence your character and your attitude.

5. Have a tattoo that reminds you peace

Almost every person has a small or big tattoo but there is a most important thing to tell you that every tattoo has a big meaning. There are so many unique tattoos with deep meaning and you can choose one that reminds you every time: I am a positive thinker, I love peace, I don’t hurt people, I always help others, etc.

Remember you are a good person, not a gangster or some kind of bad person so choose a tattoo with the meaning of love and peace.

  1. LISTENING TO EMOTIONS

Moods tend to be uncontrollable and are vulnerable to vicious circles. One of the reasons some people take a negative attitude is because they are already in a negative state of mind. It is too late, they are in a spiral. And most do not realize is in this state that becomes self-destructive!

The fact that you are still reading this article shows that you are already aware that something is wrong. It is a major and decisive step. The next step is to apply these concepts and continue to listen to your emotions. If you feel that you are falling back into this negative spiral, you must step back and clear your mind. Do something that you like or change your activity to distract yourself. Once you are out of this negative mood, you can evaluate your situation. Look at the good things of course and make the necessary changes.

Author’s Bio

My name is William Jacob and I am a professional writer. After completing my study I started my career as a blogger and as a writer. I am 5 stars rated author at HolyPakistan.com. I have 4-years experience of writing in different niches like health, travel, lifestyle, business.

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Why Self-Love Is a Key to Success and it Helps You Grow

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If someone were to ask you the following question, what would your answer be?

How much do you love yourself?

The answer to this question belongs only to you, and the importance is much higher than you believe. Self-love can have a grand impact on the choices you make in life, the things you are inviting in, and the effect you have on other people.

‘Your life is your own creation. Living on the basis of self-criticism will never bring you to improvement. If you want to achieve the things you aim for, you must learn to love yourself’ – explains Luke Megaton, a psychology writing expert at UK BestEssays.

For those who believe that criticizing yourself is essential to becoming successful, here is the truth behind the two choices:

Self-Love vs. Self-Criticism

Criticizing oneself is a choice, a tendency people have. Many of us see criticism as a tool essential for our improvement since the idea pushes us to live up to our higher standards.

But, what if I told you that you have been wrong all along? Instead of helping you become better, self-criticism makes you akin to sabotage your dreams and goals.

Without self-love, you can only hurt your productivity and performance. By doing this, you are hurting your well-being.

Self-Criticism Holds You Back

Here is how criticizing yourself reflects on your life

  • Self-criticism will make you focused on your flaws and decrease your confidence
  • Self-criticism builds on your fear of failure, which will make you give up easy and lead to rushed decisions
  • When you criticize yourself on regular basis, you are very unlikely to learn from the mistakes you are making

Yes, criticism may be beneficial for you in some cases, but you must find your own limit. As Alexander Pope once said: ‘’To err is human, to forgive, divine’’.

Self-Love Helps You Grow

  • Increases your motivation
  • Boosts your perspective and improves your decision-making skills
  • Self-love improves your relationships by making you happier and more confident
  • Self-love decreases depression and anxiety and boosts your psychological health
  • Makes you resilient, which helps you raise from failure and learn from the mistakes you make

Loving yourself is the best thing you can do to achieve great things in life. Starting with feeling good to looking confident in the eyes of others, you must learn how to love yourself more, and criticize yourself less.

Learning to Apply Self-Love in Your Life

Believe it or not, self-love is a learnable thing. There are so many things in life that will make you feel less worthy than you are. Some of these could decrease your self-confidence and make you judge your decisions.

Sometimes this will be beneficial and help you change the bad things. Although in most cases, letting others kill your self-love is the worst thing you can do.

If you want to improve your life and well-being, here is how you apply and grow self-love in your life.

1. Find your mantra

Have you heard the word mantra’? To fight the stillness and anxiety, practice some meditation and find your mantra. Once you do, return to it every time you need a little boost. It helps you grow your inner peace and empower you.

2. Get yourself some alone time

It is as simple as that – if you want to love yourself, find the time to love yourself. Whether it is a warm, calming bath before bed or drinking your favorite hot chocolate in front of the TV, get yourself some alone time. During this time, love yourself and nobody else.

3. Find support

There will be times in life when you are struggling – we all have such times. However, just because you are having a rough patch doesn’t mean that you should do it alone.

We all need people in our lives, but not just any people. People who value us as individuals, and are positive. Such people will help you get through hard times and grow your qualities.

4. Let yourself be vulnerable

Open up to others, no matter how hard it seems. People spend days and years keeping things to themselves, only to let these things out at the worst time possible. Set some time aside to be vulnerable with the people you love. Seeing people who love you will help you love yourself more.

5. Notice yourself

In times of challenge and doubts, notice yourself. Instead of criticizing your every move when things go bad, seek the positive things you have. We all have them. It makes us grow and develop even more.

Put yourself in the shoes of people who love and admire you, and notice yourself from that position. Who do you see?

6. Write to yourself

Yes, as ridiculous as it sounds, writing to yourself works. You can write yourself a letter or start a diary, but the important thing is to keep the conversation between you and yourself.

Talk to yourself as if you are talking to your dearest friend. Advise ‘your friend’ in tough times and tell them everyone can make mistakes. You can comfort yourself instead of attacking yourself, same as your best friend would do.

7. Make a gratitude list

What are you grateful for? Write down five to ten things you are grateful for each day. It is very simple but very beneficial for your well-being and motivation. If you want to increase your self-love, give yourself good reasons to love yourself.

It can be something as simple as seeing a friend you haven’t seen in a while or eating your favorite ice cream on your day off. Just think of the things you feel grateful for.

Practicing your self-life can make all the difference in your life decisions and success. If you learn to stray from criticism and aim towards appreciating and loving yourself, you can grow and achieve more than you ever hoped for!

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Warren is a marketing enthusiast and a blogger at UKBestessays.com, who loves music. If he doesn’t have a guitar in his hands, he’s probably embracing new technologies and marketing techniques online! You can meet him on Twitter and Facebook.

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100 Positive Thoughts To Transform Your Life And Reconfigure Your Brain

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“All we are is the result of what we thought. The spirit is everything. What we think we become.” – Muhammad Ali

Generally, we greatly underestimate the power of positive thoughts and how it can transform our lives.

Yet they have a physical power that directly or indirectly influences and transform our lives. Here and there, we can speak of presence, magnetism, aura, which are only the invisible envelope created by thoughts.

This power of thought is all the greater when it is steeped in faith and emotion. These increase the vibration, as one would increase the sound of a radio to better hear it.

Positive thoughts filled with faith will act favorably, just as negative ones will create the bed of misery.

We are thinking machines

Each person emits an average of 60,000 thoughts a day! Surprisingly, 95% of these are the same thoughts repeated each day. On average, 80% of these repetitive thoughts are negative.

Unfortunately, our brains are configured to pay more attention to negative than positive experiences. This peculiarity allowed the human being to survive. In the past, it was essential to remember negative experiences such as the bite of a snake, the toxicity of a plant…

Our world is much less dangerous today but our thoughts are still mainly negative.

Using MRI imaging, researchers have shown that negative thoughts stimulate areas of the brain that promote depression and anxiety. They have also proven that positive thoughts trigger a cascade of positive hormones throughout the body that results in a sense of calm and peace.

What wisdom of the ancients had taught us, modern science confirms today. The brain is “reconfigurable” by various methods including positive thinking.

Anxiety, medicines and positive thoughts

Stress and anxiety is our big problem nowadays and doctors are searching for new ways to get rid of it. A very popular medicine in the United States that is Xanax is being used for this purpose but it is not a permanent solution. Here is a question how long does Xanax stay in your system to make you relax? Just a few hours and that is why we must change our thoughts to cure us with positive thoughts. Here are some powerful and positive thoughts to be happier and transform your life. Please select only those that speak to you.

So let’s get started

Positive thoughts in the morning

Today is a day that will leave me with a wonderful memory.
My thoughts are my reality, so today I am building a wonderful day.
I only have one thing on my schedule today: to be happy.
I wake up excited and this enthusiasm follows me all day long.
Today I fill the world with positive energy and make it overflowing with joy.
Today, I’m giving up my old habits and taking new, more positive ones.

Positive thoughts to attract success

Life has given me unique talents that I’m starting to use today.
Every day, I have more and more success in my work and in my life.
I feel the success right now and I’m working today to make it fruitful.
I know that fear is a step towards success, I welcome it with grace and I overcome it.
I have reached my goal and I am feeling the joy of achieving it.
I know success today. I know success tomorrow. Every day I know is my successful day.
I allow success to enter today in my life.
I have everything I need to live easily.
I am comfortable with money and I give myself the right to be rich.
Money comes to me with abundance and ease, I deserve to be rich, prosperous and fortunate.
I like to give and receive. The more I participate in the success of others, the more I prosper.

Positive thoughts for self-confidence

I am the master of my thoughts and emotions.
I like what I am and I accept my qualities and my faults.
Every day, I am more and more confident.
I am full of self-awareness.
When I breathe, I inspire confidence and I exhale shyness.
I am enthusiastic and incredibly comfortable when I meet new people.
I live in the present and I trust for the future.
My being overflowed with confidence, I radiate confidence.
I trust myself in all circumstances.
I am energetic and enthusiastic. Trust is second nature.
I always attract the best situations in my life.
I always focus on solutions to solve problems.
I like change because I adapt to all situations.
Every day I realize more and more that nothing is impossible.
I attract positive people naturally and give them the best of myself.
I trust life and life brings me a lot.
I shine by my presence, my charm, and my grace.
I am more and more master of my mind and my emotions.

Positive thoughts to attract luck

I succeed everything I undertake.
I expect success in all my actions because it’s my natural state.
Every day I attract more and more success.
Everything succeeds me without showing any expectation.
I find solutions to problems easily.
I gratefully acknowledge the obstacles because they are rich in teachings.
I expect only the best and I always get it.
The more I think positive, the more my life is illuminated.
I am open to life and I have more and more luck every day.

Positive thoughts for health

Every day, and in every way, I’m getting better and better.
My body is in perfect health, my mind is clear, my soul is at peace.
I am beautifying myself every day.
Every cell of my body is vibrating now to the rhythm of full health.
I have no pain and I am full of energy.
I feed my body with healthy foods.
All my organs work perfectly. I thank them for what they do for me.
My body is getting closer every day to perfect health.
I like to exercise my body, my muscles. Every movement connects me to my body and gives me an incredible energy.
At each exhalation, stress comes out of my body.
I send love and gratitude to every organ of my body.
I am attentive to the messages of my body. I listen to my body and we are in harmony.
I sleep deeply and at peace with myself. I wake up refreshed and full of energy.
My immune system is very strong. It can handle any bacteria, germ or virus.
With each passing day, the cells of my body become stronger and stronger.
What I eat strengthens and transforms for me in health.
My healing power is more powerful than any illness.

Positive thoughts for peace

My world is harmonious, peaceful and full of love.
I plant the seeds of peace wherever I go.
I accept what I cannot change.
I surround myself with gentle and serene people.
I inspire peace, I exhale chaos and disorder.
My house is a sanctuary of peace where I feel happy and protected.
In all my decisions and actions, I choose peace.
I release all my negative emotions from the past and now fill me with positive thoughts.
I wish all beings to know peace as I know it.
I am superior to negative thoughts and actions.
I am at peace with everything that has happened, happening and going to happen.
I like people, I’m interested in them and I go to them.

Positive thoughts of love

I am surrounded by love and everything is fine.
My heart is always open and I radiate love.
I see everything with loving eyes and I love everything I see.

In life, I always receive what I give and I always give with love.
I meet love in all my relationships.
I deserve love and I receive it in abundance.
I attract the most loving people and my life is now full of joy.
I love myself and in return everyone loves me.
I give love and it comes back to me multiplied.
The partner I am looking for is looking for me too. We are brought to meet and love each other.
I am in love with a wonderful person, committed, faithful and trustworthy.

Positive thoughts for self-esteem

I love myself and I accept myself as I am.
I am perfect as I am.
I am a unique person and I respect myself as such.
I see perfection in me, whatever my faults or qualities.
I approve of what I am now and I enjoy myself more each day.
I feel good about myself and proud of my experience.
I see myself as a gift for those around me.
I only compare myself to the best person I can be.
I have as much to offer to the world as anyone.
I like what I am and I accept myself as I am.
I am unique and happy to be me.
I trust myself and I know that inside I have the best guides.
I am honest, trustworthy, I always do what I say.
I know that by being in agreement with myself positive events await me.
Today, like tomorrow, I choose to be proud of myself regardless of the circumstances.
I find peace in being myself.
My confidence and my self-esteem are increasing day by day.
I like my body as it is.

Positive thoughts to be calm

Day after day I am happier and relaxed.
All the negativity and stress are now coming out of my body and mind.
I inspire calm, I exhale stress.
Even when it is chaos around me, I remain calm and relaxed.
Stress has no hold on me, I am at peace with myself for that.
I trust my inner calm and my intuition.
The whole universe conspires to my happiness.
I let go easily because I know that in life, the best always happens.
I speak slowly, with remarkable calm and confidence.

Positive thoughts for mindfulness

I am anchored in the present moment.
Everything is going well at the moment.
I am grateful for this moment and I feel joy here and now.
I keep coming back to the moment.
I observe my actions and thoughts without judging them.
I am totally present in my relationships with others.
The apotheosis of my life is now.
I accept and embrace all situations, even the unpleasant ones.
I observe my emotions without being attached to them.
I meditate easily without any resistance.
I let the past go and live right now in the present.
I am open to positive changes in my life.
I allow myself to think and dream unlimitedly.
I create what I want without effort.

Positive thoughts of gratitude

I appreciate and I am grateful for everything I have.
I am happy to have so wonderful family and friends.
I send love and gratitude to every organ of my body.
Every day I thank the universe for putting me on the path of my dreams.
I accept all the gifts of life with gratitude.
I am happy to be alive.
Every morning I say “thank you” to the universe for giving me a new day of life.
I take the time to be grateful for something as simple as a blue sky or the sound of a laugh.
Every day I enjoy my life a little more than yesterday.
The more I am grateful, the more I am connected to the universe.

Positive Thoughts to Manage Anger

I forgive myself for all the mistakes I’ve made.
I let my anger escape in order to regain serenity.
I accept responsibility if my anger has affected a person.
I replace my anger with empathy and understanding.
I offer a sincere apology to those affected by my anger.
I forgive those who have harmed me in the past and I detach myself from them in peace.
A river of compassion is washing my anger and replacing it with love.
Forgiveness has a healing power that I always have at my disposal.

Positive thoughts of happiness

Every day I am happier than before.
All my days begin with the joy of life and end with gratitude.
My positive thoughts are making more and more people happy. I create a world of joy.
I enjoy every moment of my life. To be happy is my only principle.
The simple fact of living makes me happy. I know that happiness is a path, not a destination.
I always see the good side of things.
I see the beauty around me and I radiate love and joy.
I change the world around me by changing myself.
Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own achievements and what I bring to others.

Positive thoughts for the future

I persevere because I believe in my future.
It’s still too early to give up on my goals.
I know that the greatest difficulties hide the greatest successes.
I choose my goals wisely and in the interest of all.
The more I advance in life, the more I attract success, health, and abundance.
I am the master of my destiny.
I deserve a wonderful life.
Every day, I become a better person.
I create what I want without effort.
I transform what I want in a positive manner.
I am the architect of my life. I build its foundations and choose its content.
My future is made of what I imagine in the present.
My efforts are supported by the universe; my dreams are already being realized.

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5 Things To Give Up For Happiness And Fulfillment

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We all want to be happy – that’s just a fact of life. However, no matter what we do or how much we attain, it always feels like something is missing. Therefore, that poses the question: what brings happiness and fulfillment? The answer lies in “giving up,” as contradictory as that sounds.

These are five things you need to give up for happiness and fulfillment:

Unhealthy coping mechanisms

Stress is inevitable, but appropriately reacting to it is an entirely different obstacle. Ask yourself: do your coping mechanisms improve the state of your stress or do they make it worse? Examples of harmful coping mechanisms include emotional eating, gambling, and substance abuse. While these things help your stress at the moment, they have the ability to become habitual. Instead of avoiding stress with unhealthy behaviors, make an effort to be productive with your coping mechanisms: dedicate time to a hobby, invest a moment into self-care, or even go outside and exercise. By doing so, you redirect your energy and emotions into a positive outlet, rather than avoiding a problem and hurting yourself in the process.

The need to please other people

It’s understandable that you want to be accepted and well-liked by other people, but that doesn’t mean your choices should be made based on what others want or expect from you. The most important opinion in this world is the one you have of yourself. People-pleasing is ultimately living your life for other people, who may not even care that your main goal is to please them or avoid disappointment.

Negative self-talk

Our worst critic is ourselves, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an angry and berating critic. Therefore, challenge your negative self-talk. Put it into perspective: is the negative self-talk realistic? What evidence deduces that you aren’t good enough, etc.? We all make mistakes and are imperfect, but that’s what makes us human and helps us become more emotionally mature and resilient people.

Toxic relationships

Toxic relationships do nothing but bring unnecessary stress and anxiety to your life. There’s no reason to be around people who are condescending, morally questionable, or emotionally draining. You should feel valued and like an equal in your relationships. Never settle for people who treat you like an inferior or only care about themselves.

An attitude of entitlement

Entitlement breeds laziness and close-mindedness, preventing you from ever growing as a person. Success does not fall into your lap, nor do you simply wake up one day owning everything you want. If you live life with an attitude of entitlement, you never learn to take responsibility for your actions. Happiness demands hard work – but accomplishing a goal is more fulfilling and rewarding than having everything handed to you.

The number one thing every human being has in common is the desire to achieve happiness and fulfillment. While that may be defined differently for each person, the solution is still the same: people must look within themselves to find happiness and fulfillment. Only through introspection, changing our attitude, and committing to the right actions can we truly satisfy our inherent restlessness.

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Trevor is a freelance writer and recovering addict & alcoholic who’s been clean and sober for over 5 years. Since his recovery began, he has enjoyed using his talent for words to help spread treatment resources and addiction awareness. In his free time, you can find him working with recovering addicts or outside enjoying almost any type of fitness activity imaginable.

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