9 things to give up to be happy

     Why hold onto things that cause a great deal of pain, stress and suffering? Let these things go.  Are you ready to go on a journey of what to give up to be happy?   Here we go:

1.     Give up your need to always be right

In order to be declared right, is it worth the stress and pain involved and even the risk of ending a relationship?  What difference will it make in the long run, if you relax and listen?  Pick your battles.

2.     Give up your need for control

Accept everyone just as they are and let go of trying to control others. Face the reality that you are the only one you can really control.  Walk in your own shoes.

3.     Give up blame and criticism of others

Take responsibility for your own life. Stop giving away your powers by blaming others for everything. Move out of what you think is your comfort zone, in order to live in a positive belief system. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.  Be grateful for the things you do have.

4.     Give up your self-defeating self-talk

Stop hurting yourself with a negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset of complaints. Fear is all in your mind.  Get the facts before giving in to panic.

5.     Give up your need to impress others

Be yourself instead of trying to be something that you think other people want you to be. People pleasers have to learn to live this life by owning it. Only you really know what’s best for you.                    

6.     Give up your resistance to change

Change is good. Change will help you to make improvements. Follow your bliss, embrace change.  Be the best that you can be.

7.     Give up labels

Minds only work when open. Look at all sides of every issue in order to learn the facts. 

8.     Give up attachment to things

Attachment comes from a place of fear, of being without. Love is pure, kind, and selfless.  Attachment and love cannot coexist.  Everyone can live without diamonds, but we all need love.

9.     Give up your excuses

Making excuses is limiting. Excuses are lies to yourself and to others. Be honest with yourself by telling the truth. The present moment is all we have. The past is over, it’s done, and it can’t be changed. Life is a journey not a destination. Live for today and plan for tomorrow.

What are you willing to give up to be happy?

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