16 Dec 5 habits that will boost your happiness and inner peace
Thanks to Elyse Gorman from the Huffington Post for this…
Set your soul free by adopting these five habits; they are the building blocks of happiness and greater inner peace.
1. Spend your energy on things within your control.
Let go of things you can't control — like the weather, the bus being late, the behavior of others, traffic and long queues, the café running out of your favorite salad roll, or coming down with a cold.
When these things occur, let them gently wash over you like water off a duck's back. Don't let them disturb the sense of inner peace and contentment residing deep within your heart.
Then something magical will happen. All of a sudden you will have a wealth of free energy to spend on things you can control.
Things like your dominant thoughts, your attitude, your behavior, your values, and how you live your life — your daily lifestyle, exercise, food, career, passions, self-education, friends, fun and leisure time.
This is where your true power lies. Spend your time here, and watch how it transforms your life.
2. Adopt an optimistic worldview.
We are taught to focus on problems, on fear, on protecting ourselves from all the things that could go wrong.
The world is a reflection of our dominant thoughts, so with this overly pessimistic outlook, problems and misfortunes are exactly what we find.
We're not able to see all the beauty, blessings, kindness, love, abundance and opportunity surrounding us in every moment — because we're not looking for it.
We've trapped ourselves in a self-fulfilling prophecy with our negative stories about the world.
Adopt an optimistic worldview. Wake up and anticipate an amazing day. Feel excited about the infinite possibilities for your life. Notice all the love and gifts around you just waiting to be seen.
Have you ever spent time thinking about something (a green car, a black pug, an engagement ring) and then all of a sudden you spot them everywhere?
It's the same with your life. Spend time focusing on the positive, and then all of a sudden you will see positive outcomes, serendipity and good fortune everywhere…
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