Category: General health
If my wife would make shorter honey-do lists, I’d be happier.
If my husband would plan more dates, I’d be happier.
If my boss promoted me, I’d be happier.
If I lost weight, I’d be happier.
If my savings account was greater, I’d be happier.
If my children visited more, I’d be happier.
If my kitchen were bigger, I’d be happier.
If I could turn back time and make different choices, I’d be happier.
How many times throughout the day is our hope for happiness placed on a flawed source? How many times do we allow an external situation or a person to determine our mood? How often is the responsibility for one’s happiness placed on someone else’s shoulders, weighing that person’s shoulders down with both the pressure of that responsibility and the expectations they know they can’t meet?
Stop relying on people and things outside of yourself for happiness. Take control of your happiness pedometer or as I like to say, your happdometer.
Elite Daily advises three strategies to create your own happiness:
- Allow some quality alone time for yourself.
- Recognize when your actions have become contingent on another’s opinion.