If you feel like your search for happiness is never-ending, and all you want is to finally be happy, look deep inside yourself and assess whether you’re welcoming any of the traits or thoughts stated below. If you are, start working to get rid of them so that you can accept more happiness into your life.
1. Being JealousIf you keep comparing yourself to other people as a way of inspiring yourself to work harder and be a better person, that’s a good thing. However, if you allow other’s success become a burning fire in your mind, it will make you feel unhappy.
Looking up to successful people can be a benchmark for success and a chance to learn, grow, and succeed. You can learn from their strategies and cultivate your strengths. But remind yourself to not be envious. This cannot contribute anything. It only keeps you dwelling on that envious feeling, which is only a misuse of time, energy, and peace of mind.
2. Being afraid of change
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert EinsteinChange can be frightening, since it’s not what you are used to. It is uncomfortable, and it does not make you feel safe or sure. However, the unknown that comes with change can in fact carry excitement and opportunities. Take a leap of faith in yourself and believe that change will bring you to a better place than you were in yesterday.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim RohnWhether it’s changing jobs, leaving people, or transferring to another country, as long as you stick to your instinct and do what feels right, you will be good.
Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. – Steve JobsAccept change. The best is yet to come.
3. Wanting to be always in controlA lot of people presume things to go as designed and want to be in control. But when things don’t go as planned, they feel sad, upset, and unhappy.
Actually, the most definite thing in life is uncertainty. The only constant in life is change.
Then, if you want to be happy, you must learn to let go. You have to learn to live without trying to control your life. Because the moment you try to control it, you become reliant on the feeling of control – which makes you lose control of yourself.
You can plan for the best. However things turn out, you need to embrace them. Be flexible . Go with the flow. That’s the way to live life with peace of mind.