You can easily spot a person who radiates joy and has a sense of deep happiness—they have a big smile on their face and radiate an aura of positivity wherever they go. So when you see a person like this, does it make you wonder… “How?” I mean, it’s natural to wonder, “Don’t they have problems? The truth is, they do, but they choose to see life with a different perspective and as a result, they handle their situations very differently.They make the best out of situations, stay out of other people’s business, and they don’t overthink things of the past, present, and future to keep themselves with a sense of peace.
People who are truly happy intentionally avoid negativity from affecting them. We at Feedfond have compiled a list of 10 negative things to avoid in order to have a happier and healthier life yourself.
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- #10 Stop Limiting Yourself
- #9 Refuse To Be Defined By Society
- #8 Avoid Being Ungrateful
- #7 Avoid Judging Others
- #6 Don’t Try To Change Other People
- #5 Avoid Seeking Fulfillment From Materialistic Sources
- #4 Don’t Neglect Your Loved Ones
- #3 Avoid Ignoring Your Passions
- #2 Avoid Getting Stuck Up In Situations
- #1 Avoid Running Away From Your Problems
#10 Stop Limiting Yourself
Do not constantly limit yourself to the boundaries of expectations, circumstances, and society. Strive to be a better person than you are today and to always move towards a better situation, striving to constantly better your life. Don’t be stuck focused on just one aspect of life—that would be overwhelming for anybody. Remember, life is made up of all different aspects like friends, family, career etc. You may not be successful in all aspects, but it’s important to be happy with what you have. Set your standards higher and defy gravity to fly.
#9 Refuse To Be Defined By Society
Do not allow anybody to define you. Do not allow society to label you. Embrace yourself for who you are. Accept your imperfections, celebrate your achievements and strive to be better.
#8 Avoid Being Ungrateful
Be grateful for what you have. When you start counting your blessings, you will see how much you already have. When you compare yourself to other people, you will only feel as if you are losing out. Focus on what is yours.
#7 Avoid Judging Others
Judging others will only make you bitter because another person’s flaws will shape your attitude towards them. And when you send someone a negative vibe, don’t expect them to respond to you positively. It’s a cycle that continues. Remember the phrase “Do to others as you want them to do to you.”
Be more kind and accepting of others and treat people with the respect they deserve.
#6 Don’t Try To Change Other People
It is very important that you understand a person is who they are and they will not change unless they want to. If you try to push or control other people into changing, you’re only leaving them to feel pressured and yourself to be disappointed. Instead of manipulating people to change, you can provide gentle feedback. If you feel someone is bad company, then walk out of the situation altogether.
#5 Avoid Seeking Fulfillment From Materialistic Sources
Happiness being a state of mind and the warm fuzzy feeling that you have in your heart, will not stay long if you this it is built on materialistic sources. Instead, seek it from rich experiences like spending valuable time with your family, nurturing relationships, traveling or anything else that will give you a story to tell your grandkids.
#4 Don’t Neglect Your Loved Ones
Our loved ones are a source of joy—they are constant reminders of the good things in life. They help to influence and shape who we become. They are the ones who pull us up during our worst moments. Do not ever neglect your loved ones because once they’re gone, they’re gone—irreplaceable. Never take that for granted.
#3 Avoid Ignoring Your Passions
If you are passionate about something, make sure that the object which has a special place in your heart gets its place in your life as well. Go out of your comfort zone and take risks on the things that you love. Chase your dreams and your meaningful goals.
“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller
#2 Avoid Getting Stuck Up In Situations
Look at everything in a positive light and find a silver lining in the midst of the clouds. If you cannot change a situation, accept it and move forward with what you have—this will help you to not only find a solution, but also to find something more desirable than what you expected. Do not allow yourself to get stuck in the past.
#1 Avoid Running Away From Your Problems
To solve a problem, it first has to be acknowledged—accept your problems and stop pretending they are not there. Never forget, you can’t escape a problem with drugs or other vices. Accept your problems as they come and solve them with a clear head. You will definitely survive and who knows, maybe become a better person with a new outlook on life.
Haruki Murakami put it best “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
Happiness requires work from the inside out. It is something you feel in your heart about what is intrinsic and extrinsic to you and how these things shape you.
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