11 Feb A somewhat surprising way to make your life better. Stop avoiding these 16 uncomfortable feelings!
Happiness … is NOT something we can enjoy ALL the time.
Unhappiness … is NOT ALL BAD!
Living our best lives will, realistically, involve good and bad; happiness and sadness; success and failure.
The sooner we understand that the better. And the sooner we understand that avoiding discomfort and unpleasant moods is not necessarily the best strategy.
So if you want MORE happiness; embrace uncomfortableness. If you want a better life, STOP avoiding these…
via Thought Catalog by Brianna Wiest
1. Not having a 5-year plan.
The idea that any of us know where we will be years down the road is an illusion – a comforting illusion. It is better to focus on one step at a time than getting overly-attached to a path you may not want to be on when the time arrives.
2. Spending a whole day by yourself.
In solitude, you find self-awareness. When you don’t have to be anything to anyone else – you see what it means to be yourself.
3. Doing “nothing.”
Hyper-productivity is gratifying in small doses, but it is in doing what we often brush off as “nothing” that we find the true joys of life: reading a novel, having coffee and breathing in the morning air, relaxing on the couch, laughing with friends and having no further agenda.
4. Admitting when you’re wrong.
As the adage goes: would you like to be right, or would you like to be good?
5. Not justifying your actions.
We do not justify our actions to convince other people we’ve done the right thing, we justify them to convince ourselves…
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