Whilst there are many items on the “To DO” list to achieving long-term #joy and #happiness in our lives, there are equally as many things on the “Do NOT DO” list too. These are often not shared as much, yet i believe them to be as important if not more so – to overcome those deeper issues that stop us from finding joy.
Whilst I do in general agree with everything here, Meenakshi Sarup and I would also say at our workshops on Rethink. Reset. Results.™ or add that
– There is no such thing as negative emotions – all emotions have wisdom in it, so sit with those emotions and try and understand the message or maybe even the insight it is trying to provide
– It is ok to wallow in a little self-pity now and then – the trick is not to let it get out of hand where it becomes a full-blown pity-party, Worse still one that does not seem to end. Have strategies in place to pivot
– Focus on finding a cause or community to contribute and add value to – magic formula in increasing our own state of joy.
– I love going back into the past. My suggestion if you find yourself there, aND it’s not comfortable – gather as many Nuggets of wisdom from there aND bring that back to contribute to a powerful present. And NOW.
LETS NOT REPEAT MISTAKES. – did someone not say that suffering or hardship or challenges are wasted if we have not gained the lessons from them?