HOW TO BE HAPPY
No matter who we are or what we do, we could all use a little more happiness. And you’ll be pleased to read it’s not as difficult as you might think to turn that frown upside down. By developing a few simple habits we can boost our happiness levels significantly, here’s how…
SHRUG OFF NEGATIVE COMMENTS
Refusing to accept negative comments is one of the most positive things we can do. At the end of the day criticism is all about the person delivering it – generally those who criticise others reserve even more criticism for themselves. So, even if they are being really harsh to you, chances are they’re harbouring some sort of self-hate in there. A negative comment will only affect you if you allow it.
STOP CRITICISING YOURSELF
When you look in the mirror as soon as you wake up and pin point all the bits that you hate. Too many of us start our day this way and it truly does nothing but damage. This destructive dialogue will continue through the day if you let and will only build. So, be kind to yourself, train yourself to start with positive thoughts about yourself and most importantly forgive yourself if you make a mistake.
SOAK UP THE PRAISE
As a country we are notoriously crap at accepting compliments, but we really do need to break the habit of batting away nice words. All too often we let the bad words in and turn away the good ones. No more! Embrace the positivity and accept the kind energy into your life.
KNOW THAT YOU ARE ENOUGH
Some want to be funnier, more successful, wealthier, more loveable or just better looking. Even those that are already all of the above are not immune to the feeling of not being enough. Because, if you keep moving the finish line every time you get close to it, you’ll struggle to feel that sense of achievement. Reaffirm the phrase: ‘I am enough, I have enough, I have always been enough and I will always be enough.’ Over and over again, say these words to yourself in the gym, when you’re walking the dog, or whilst you’re on your way to work.