“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’ If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” Chinese Proverb
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” Helen Keller
Happiness must not always come from big things and events. It can come from smaller, daily habits too.
So today I’d simply like to share 3 quick tips and habits that help me to live a happier life.
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“When you say “yes” to others, make sure you aren’t saying “no” to yourself.” Paulo Coehlo
When you get stuck in the habit of trying to please other people pretty much all the time then it can have a sneaky and negative effect.
Not only on you but also on the people around you.
Because as you try to please:
You put on a mask and try to guess what to do while getting anxious and stressed.
You sometimes feel taken advantage off by others who use your people pleasing habit and you often feel out of tune with what you yourself deep down want.
It can also have an unintended effect on other people as they may see through your mask, start to feel your inner discomfort and stress themselves and get confused or upset because they sense you are not being honest and straightforward with them.
So being a people pleaser is often an even worse choice that one may at first think.