10 May If you think in any of these 5 ways you’re really going to struggle for happiness
via Inc.com by Amy Morin
As a therapist, I often work with people who are struggling to deal with tragic circumstances or traumatic events. But, I’ve also worked with many individuals who struggled to feel good even when good things happened to them. For one reason or another, they just couldn’t allow themselves to be happy.
Whether they couldn’t celebrate a promotion or their good fortune created more anxiety, they couldn’t accept joy. And often, they asked questions like, “Why can’t I just be happy now that I got what I wanted?”
It wasn’t their situations making them unhappy–it was their mindsets. I’ve discovered there are five common beliefs that cause people to feel bad even when good things happen.
1. Whenever something good happens, something bad follows.
Have you ever come into good fortune only to think you’re going to get hit by a bus at any minute? It’s impossible to revel in your joy if you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.
But many people insist it’s not possible for good things to happen without something bad happening too. Waiting for something bad to happen is anxiety-provoking, yet many individuals fully expect something is going to rob them of their good fortune at any given second…
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