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Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life

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Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life
"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time." ~Edith Wharton I have a question for you. What would you be willing to sacrifice to be happy? Would you be happy to let go of Netflix? Alcohol? Pizza? Would you be willing to take up a monastic life?

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Happiness comes a lot more easily when we stop thinking about it

Happiness is more like a place you occupy than an object you obtain. Some days you’ll be there and some days you wont, but the more time you spend thinking about being happy, the less l...

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Sometimes a word can get overused and it becomes confusing

  • Contentment
  • Enjoyment
  • Laughter
  • Well-being
  • Peace of mind
  • Cheerfulness
  • Playfulness
  • Hopefulness
  • Ble...

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A lot of people that are searching for happiness will end up with “shiny object syndrome"

People bounce from goal to goal because they’re looking for something (or someone) to take away all their suffering. Knowing yourself and what you truly want can help you develop purpose a...

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We all need to learn to separate our happiness from our achievements

It’s okay to feel content with our lives simply because we have an inherent sense of self-worth. Reaching our goals can obviously bolster this feeling and give us a deep sense of accomplishmen...

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The disease of "What if"

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Turn regret into motivation

  • Acknowledge how you cope with regret: ignoring it makes it more present
  • Stop the regrets spiral, until you are ready to face the situation with more clarity
  • Revisit the story and identify practical lessons you can learn from it
  • Treat yourself like your ideal mentor would
  • Ask yourself why you feel regret and work backward to identify the values that are tied up in your feelings
  • The cure for anticipating regret isn’t feeling lousy or overthinking, but pursuing solutions, using the wisdom gained through self-reflection.

Turn regret into motivation

  1. Acknowledge how you cope with regret: ignoring it makes it more present;
  2. Stop the regrets spiral, until you are ready to face the situation with more clarity;
  3. Revisit the story and identify practical lessons you can learn from it;
  4. Ask yourself why you feel regret and work backward to identify the values that are tied up in your feelings;
  5. The cure for anticipating regret isn’t feeling lousy or overthinking, but pursuing solutions, using the wisdom gained through self-reflection.