Here’s the problem. A lot of us absorb our standards. We didn’t really intensely think about them. We definitely did not agonize over them. In fact, in many cases, it would seem like we just blindly or mindlessly absorb them.
Believe it or not, there’s a lot of power in letting go and moving on. I know it doesn’t feel like it. I know that at this point, you are focusing on what happened in the past. You’re thinking that if you were to keep dwelling on what happened, maybe you will be able to figure it out.
Can you imagine trying to change other people?
They have their own lives to live. They have their own agendas. They have their own paths through life. You cannot control them. Nobody has that kind of power.
By the same token, nobody’s an angel. Even people you know who are really kind, compassionate, loving, giving, and good can wake up on the wrong side of the bed from time to time. Usually, it takes just one bad day for the demonic side of a person who’s otherwise a full time angel to show up. What do you do when those days come? How do you deal with that?
When you can stop and show gratitude for what you have, you will experience amazing benefits. Here are seven tips for cultivating appreciation and boosting your overall happiness.
Starting and maintaining a gratitude journal can be a difficult task to undertake at first because it is just something else that you have to remember to do every day. However, after a while, the effort you put into showing your gratitude every day will be well worth it in the long run. Continue to push yourself to do it every night until it becomes a habit.
In recent years, positive psychology research has proven that gratitude is strongly associated with the emotions that can help you enjoy more significant health and happiness.
If you take the time to regularly express gratitude and thankfulness for the things in your life, you are more than likely to see long-lasting happiness. Gratitude doesn’t take a lot of fancy equipment to practice, but can significantly change your life.