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Happiness Hack #54 – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Don’t Get Angry Over a Parking Spot

Have you ever been waiting on a parking spot and had someone sneak in at the last moment and take your space? How angry did you get? What about when someone cuts you off in traffic or won’t make room for you to merge? Do you get angry when the weather changes and throws a wrench in your plans?

We often give up our happiness to small inconveniences we can’t control. Little things happen and we let our initial feelings of frustration and anger smolder all day and eventually explode at the next small inconvenience.

Happiness is based on our ability to let things go and to understand what we can control and what we can’t control. Initial feelings of anger and frustration are natural and are created by chemicals released into our brains. But those chemicals usually only last about 6 seconds and everything after those six seconds has to be manufactured by our negative ruminations.

Let the small stuff go. Focus on what is good in your life and spend your moments appreciating what you have instead of ruminating about what didn’t go your way. Think about what is positive and let your happiness conquer your frustration and anger.

Don’t sweat the small stuff and you will be happier.

 

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Happiness Hack #42 – Being Happy Includes Being Unhappy

Happiness is not all cotton candy and rainbows. For most people happiness is contentment, fulfillment, and satisfaction. It is a belief that you can be the “real you” and life will still turn out great. But for life to be great we have to experience all of our emotions and persevere through all the ups and downs. We have to be authentic in who we are and how we feel. Bad things happen and we feel sad. We see injustices that make us angry. We can be frustrated, or scared, or disgusted. Being authentic means experiencing all of our emotions with an internal understanding that “This too shall pass” and overall we will find happiness and joy in our lives. So don’t worry if you are not constantly happy. Authentically experience all of your emotions in life. Find joy in just being you and remaining confident that happiness can always be a part of your life even while the other emotions come and go as part of the smorgasbord of life.

Live and feel and be the “real you” and you will be happier.

 

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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

Happiness Hack #40 – Stop Taking the Poison

“Anger (or hatred) is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.” Alcoholics Anonymous

Close your eyes and imagine you could feel better about all of your bad relationships. Imagine you could stop being angry and upset and could get past whatever event or memory is preventing you from getting along with that person. The good news is you can. You choose to be angry and upset. You choose to let that past wrong interfere with your relationship. You decide that what they have done is so horrendous that you have to keep them out of your life. So make a different decision. As hard as it may seem, forgive them. Understand that whatever they did was an insult, inappropriate, and unforgiveable; but your relationship with them is more important.

Stop taking the poison and your relationships will survive and become stronger. Stop taking the poison and you will be happier.

 

 

 

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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

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