“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
It’s still dark as your alarm bell goes off. You pull up the curtains and the world is waiting for you outside of the window.
As you stumble out of bed and into the shower a new day begins.
So how can you make it more likely that it will be a good or even great day?
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
Some days are great, better than you would have expected when you rolled out of the bed in the morning.
Quite a few days are just good and OK days.
And then we have the other ones. The days that just wind up being bad.
What do you do then? I used to let them drag me down and I often wound up having not just one but a couple of bad days because of whatever happened.
“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.”
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
It is usually pretty easy to become a happier person.
It is also quite easy to rob yourself of your own happiness.
To make yourself more miserable and add a big bowl of suffering to your day. It is a common thing, people do it every day all over the world.
So this week I’d like to combine these two things. I want to share 7 happiness stealing habits that I have had quite a bit of trouble with in my own daily life (and I know from the emails I get that many of you do too).
But I’d also like to add what you can do instead if you find yourself being stuck in one of these destructive habits.
When you fail, make a mistake or things simply don’t go as well as you had hoped then how do you feel?
Do you feel sorry for yourself? Well, that’s natural in some situations and too an extent.
But do you get stuck in that mental state too often and for far too long?
If that’s the case then this guide is for you.
Because in it I’d like to share 10 steps that have helped me to
stop feeling sorry for myself.
Simple habits and techniques that have helped me to reduce and overcome this issue in my life and to stop spending so much time and energy on it.