The path to happiness is in perceiving mistakes as lessons rather than failures

The path to happiness is in perceiving mistakes as lessons rather than failures

It’s hard to feel peaceful if you punish yourself for making mistakes. You may even end up avoiding risks and new experiences to escape the pain of your own self-judgment. But trying new things not only opens up avenues for you, but also brings a sense of fulfillment in life.

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Avoiding negative emotions can give you the feeling of being trapped in a prison

When you can’t accept them, you can’t deal with them. You deny yourself the opportunity to resolve those feelings permanently and feel free.

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Emotions don’t go away when we hide them. If anything, they control us even more; we just don’t realize it.
There can be no happiness without peace of mind

....and materialistic things can’t provide that. Indulging in a certain degree of hedonistic pleasure will do you good, but happiness comes from feeling at peace with who you are and how you spend your time.

Life always happens in the present

Holding on to your past will only allow it to control your present. Thinking about the future, on the other hand, will lead you to daydream and imagine potential outcomes, which may be far worse than the reality.

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  • Engage in art therapy: paint or start a journal.
  • Create a peace collage. Include images that make you feel relaxed and at ease. 
  • Take a walk with the sole intention of photographing beautiful things that make you feel at peace.
  • Write a blog post about what gives you peace of mind.

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Emotions like overwhelm, anger, and frustration may indicate that others are intruding on your personal time or space.

Instead of pushing the feelings away, try understanding them. It will allow you to set the right boundaries.

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What you’re saying to yourself

Observe the thoughts that come up and do not judge yourself for having them. If you have unkind thoughts, ask yourself if you would speak to any other human being the same way you speak to yourself.

You deserve to be spoken to kindly, just like you would speak to a friend.

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