18 Jun Happiness is saying “yes” to life; and “no” to many aspects of life!
by Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)
Many words have been written and spoken about how happiness is about embracing and saying “yes” to life…
…but just as importantly, happiness is also about saying “no” to those aspects of life that for whatever reason, bring about or cause some form of negativity!
One reality many of us fail to fully acknowledge, is that we can’t do or be everything. We only have so many hours in a day, days in a week, weeks in a year and years in our lives.
The consequence of this is that anything and everything we do, quite simply, reduces the time we have to do other things.
The big question then becomes … what proportion of your activities and how much of your time is contributing to your happiness and wellbeing? And how much is detracting from it?!?!
Now it’s probably worth noting that no one will, or should expect to spend 100% of their time engaged fully in entirely useful and positively influencing activities. But many of us could increase our percentage; and doing so by even a small amount might return a large benefit!
What then, could you say “no” to?
Who then, could you spend less time with?
Could you replace even just some of that TV/Netflix watching with something more productive or stimulating?
Is spending time with certain people and/or engaging in certain activities really in your best interests?
Saying “no” can be difficult at times; but it can also be quite liberating and it can free you up from an “okay” life and enable you to live a “great” life!
…So that’s today’s mailing. Take some time to reflect upon the message and how it might apply to you. Check out, also, the links below for some additional readings and resources.
I hope it helps you enjoy some more happiness. Until next time…
Keep well & keep smiling
Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)