Steps to a happier you!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I recently found a motivational site that gave some tips on how to be happier, more productive and a contributing factor in your environment. One particular post highlighted things that us meager humans do everyday that keeps us from growing and being truly blithe.

Adding my own thoughts, and my own findings, here are some of my favourites.

I recently learned that we shouldn't harbour relationships or friendships that feels like it is dragging you down.
I believe, that although true relationships are hard work, it shouldn't be demeaning. It shouldn't feel like you are always second guessing what the person is saying, or that you have to choose your words carefully when you are around this person. 

You should also not spend your time with people who make you feel worthless, or who try and suppress your 'youness'. If they really like you, and want to be your friend, they would accept you as you are.

Sometime, giving a break could work. I recently reconnected with one of my best friends.
And it makes me happy.

Don't think that that one extra cookie, or that one extra chocolate, or that sauce over your meat won't hurt.
It will. I need to start applying this rule as if my life depends on it. Practically, in the long run, it does.
By lying to ourselves, we think that everything is okay, that we are blissful and that, in my case, the problems (weight) will just disappear by itself.

If I don't stick to my gym plan, or start eating healthier, I will not get the results I am wishing for.
Is there something that you might be lying to yourself about?

the cliche is unbelievably true! You would never be able to find happiness if you are not happy with yourself.
As long as you keep on looking at other people's happy moments, which may look much better than the things you are going through at the moment, and wishing that you had that life, you will miss the great things happening in your own life!

Hahah, I know a few of you might be reading and shaking your head, probably muttering something like:
"Please Megan, you're one to talk."

I admit, I am a cynical person. I am also very realistic, something that is often perceived as negative. 
But I am also happy-go-lucky and I grab most opportunities with both my hands.
I am smiling most of my days and am very often in a happy disposition. 

Negativity is ugly.
To shoot down other people's ideas because it doesn't accord with your own, is just plain mean.
I truly believe that when you have negative thoughts all the time, negative things will happen to you.
I have proved this theory quite a few times.
Just ask people who see me on a daily basis.

What are some of the things that you think you should stop doing?

Images from Weheartit


ChinkyGirLMeL said...

ooh love love love this list! So true about the last one. You should look into getting yourself a copy of Rhonda Byrne's THE MAGIC. It will completely change everything around you. It tells us that we attract certain energies and that negativity will attract more negativity. To become happy we really have to be grateful, by being grateful we attract more things to be grateful for in our life. =)

Lisamarie said...

I love this post! I want to try to stop worrying abuot the future and try to start enjoying the "now" more. Its tough!

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Wow - I just love this and I love the first one! Great find and thanks for sharing. PS. love the girly photo!

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