“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin
Experiencing peace doesn’t mean that your life is always joyous. It means that you’re strong and skilled enough to tap into a blissful state of mind while the chaos of your hectic life is still on.
- Let’s face it. Life is not perfect and often things don’t work the way we want them to. The hardest part of life isn’t controlling those things; it’s letting them go. It gives us freedom, which is the only condition for happiness.
- Don’t strive for perfection. Your imperfections are marks of your uniqueness. It’s pointless trying to become someone you aren’t and burdening yourself with unnecessary expectations.
- Find positive people and grow your circle of happiness. It’s important that you spend time with open-minded and supportive people. They’ll inspire you to be receptive to new ideas, experiences, and creativity.
- Don’t hold grudges. By offering forgiveness, you’re relieving yourself of that negative weight you’ve been carrying all this while. When you hold onto grudges, you’re thinking about the people and events that caused you pain. It can create stress and isolation and you don’t want that, right!
- Avoid overcommitment. Saying ‘no’ isn’t always bad. A ‘yes’ all the time can be draining, so you need to draw the line. By saying ‘no’, you’re saying yes to happiness and more time for yourself and your hobbies.
A balanced life can make things easier and lead you to live a happier and healthier life. Go with the flow, lower your expectations, work with different situations as they are, and you’ll often be surprised that things turn out better than you’d thought.