A friend shared an article entitled 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy on Facebook today. I assumed it was going to start by suggesting that you step away from the cell phone, social media, etc., and I rolled my eyes and almost passed on the notion of clicking and reading further. But I noticed that two of his friends thanked him for the link and shared it with others, so I was intrigued.
It’s good simple advice, and I too want to share some of it. You can read the article in its entirety here. I’ve paired some of the points that resonate with me with photos from my Pinterest board Beauty in Nature.
Give up your self-defeating self-talk. Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle
Give up your excuses. Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses – excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.