My life was roller coaster of emotions and stressful thoughts until I learned how to own my happiness. Here are 10 tips I wish I had figured out sooner that allowed me to do so.
It’s important to have things to strive for, both big and small. It keeps you motivated on hard days. Big goals are important: a new career, new home, a new car, providing college tuition for your children, etc. But small goals are important to. When I wake up every morning I think to myself what I’d like to accomplish. It’s important to make your daily goals achievable—don’t set the bar too high. If you have to work a full day, your goal may simply be to have a good day at work and do the laundry when you get home. Whatever it is, if you mentally note your goals before you start you will be much more likely to feel accomplished and satisfied when your day ends. Here’s the important part: don’t get discouraged if you fall short. Sometimes things happen, we get sidetracked, or tasks take more energy and time than we had assumed they would. At the end of the day, rather than lamenting what wasn’t done, focus on all you did accomplish and the enjoyments, no matter how big or small, you had. With a little effort, you can put a mark in the win column at the end of each day.