08 Apr 5 ways to feel good enough PLUS 5 ways to feel great!
Sometimes "good enough" is the best we can hope for; sometimes "feeling great" is what we really want!
Many people argue that aiming for "good enough" is the path to happiness because it's realistic, achievable and anything beyond that is a bonus!
But some also feel that setting our sights too low can limit the real happiness we get to enjoy.
I think both are relevant…at different times, depending on what's going on.
So today I bring you TWO articles relevant to those of us wanting more happiness; one focusing on the "good enough" approach and the other aiming more for exhuberance and happiness highs!
Read on and take from it what ever's relevant to you…
Five Daily Practices to Feeling 'Good Enough' via the Huffington Post
(here's an excerpt)
So I've developed 5 daily practices to feeling "good enough" separate from what anyone else thinks of me:
1. Let Go of the Approval of Others
Do you know how much time and energy I've wasted caring what everyone in the world thinks of me and my life? OMG. Shoot me now. Who cares? If you're living your life with integrity, and being true to yourself and what you know makes you happy, then do it. Stop worrying about what other people are saying about you and what they think. Everyone has an opinion. Let them enjoy spouting it to whoever will listen. You don't need to take it on.
2. Be Your Best Self Every day
My best self looks different from your best self. Me "getting in some exercise" may be three days a week of walking and that's enough to make me feel good whereas yours might be five days a week of Cross Fit and running 10 miles. But if I feel that every day I'm giving 100 percent to my work, my kids and the people I care about in my life, than I have something to feel good about.
…read the full article HERE
5 Proven Ways to Create a Happy, Fulfilling Life via Tiny Buddha
“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” ~Denis Waitley
You want it. You seek it. You wonder about it.
You’re constantly reminded that you are living in one of the greatest times ever.
Violence is lower than ever before in human history.
The quality of life we experience in Western countries is higher than it’s ever been.
And you’re bombarded with advice, tips, and tricks on how to construct your diet for optimal physical health, with minimal time and effort.
However, you can’t help but wonder: Are any of these things actually contributing to your experience of personal happiness? Or are they just making the world run faster?
As an avid student of happiness, I struggled with this as well. In my research, I’ve discovered five timeless principles that lead to a happy life.
How many of the following statements are true for you?
1. You have a clear definition of happiness.
You would never pursue a career goal that was as subjective as just more growth, nor would you want your child to grow up to be just a good citizen. So why would you have a personal goal of simply being happier?
Happier can mean so many things to so many people.
We all know what happiness feels like, but do you know what specifically contributes to your happiness? You must clarify what happiness truly looks like for you.
For example, my friends are often surprised that I don’t want anybody to give me presents.
I simply do not enjoy owning objects. They decrease my happiness, not add to it. The more you own, the more things you have to manage. I would rather spend time meeting friends for a coffee than fixing my broken smartwatch.
Of course, when I get gifts, I do not express negativity; I accept them with gratitude, but I definitely do not encourage them.
How about you?
Do you prefer to be doing physical exercise rather than indoor activities?
Do you prefer to spend time doing group activities rather than solo activities?
You are a unique individual, unlike all others. What are your preferences?
Clarity here can change your life…
…keep reading for more great happiness ideas HERE