21 Aug Take a big step towards happiness by taking responsibility for your unhappiness!
Living a thriving and flourishing life can be seen to involve at least two parts – minimising and managing distress and difficulties AND maximising and cultivating happiness and achievements.
Here at The Happiness Institute we believe both are important which is why we're pleased to share this important article with you today…
by Joyce Marter from PsychCentral
Are we really talking about your in-laws again? This was my thought as I sat with my client who has logged countless hours lamenting about her husband’s family and their endless shortcomings. Once again, I redirected her to focus on that which she can control—herself.
I’m guilty of this myself. My first round of therapy during graduate school starred my mother. The second round featured my husband. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-to-late thirties that I truly brought the focus of my therapeutic journey to myself. This is when I began to awaken and blossom.
Fast-forward through the bullshit to the path of happiness by taking these steps:
1) Take responsibility for yourself. Consider the wisdom of Wayne Dyer, ”Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make.”
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