Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a trip, a occupation … or an election. It starts with your thinking and what you tell yourself today. Remind yourself of this truth. And remind yourself that the absolute best instructions we learn in life-time are the lessons we learn over and over again. The human attention needs a lot of proactive reminders–lots of practice–to operate effectively through thick and thin. For example, deep down we know it’s OK to…
Say “no” Speak up Tell the truth Believe differently Change our attention Prioritize our needs Learn from our corrects Embrace our shortcomings Forgive and strive forgiveness Begin again, stronger than before
Yet, we often aim exactly the opposite when living gets stressful and we’re under pressure.
We do the wrong things even when we know better.
Because the human mind has weaknesses. It becomes slapdash and insensible when it’s stressed. And the only way to conquer these fragilities is to practice conquering them.
Now is the time to practice! ( more …)
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