HBW Staff Writer
We are all going to face obstacles and changes in life. The only thing that we can control is how we face those changes. Approaching things with negativity seems to work in the short-term, but in the long-term, are you setting up habits that are blocking you from happiness? You have the ability to make change in your life and to break the cycle of negativity, so give it a shot. What’s there to lose?
Begin by embracing change. Be willing to change and be willing to accept change. When you can do that then you can face the truth. We operate with or against our fears on a daily basis, and in order to rid yourself of the negativity in your life, you need to spotlight it. Bring to the surface how your negativity has hurt you and others so you can learn from it and move forward.
You must be willing to forgive yourself for your mistakes and be willing to forgive others too. Holding on to negativity from your past is keeping you from moving forward into a better future. You must choose to be grateful for what you have, because even if it doesn’t seem like much, it still has tremendous value. Be aware of where these bad feelings are coming from and nip them in the bud. Increasing your awareness of these thoughts and destroying them early will help you live a more positive life.
Help others however you can. By doing so, you will open your eyes to things you would never have imagined. Finally, you must accept that there are some things in life that you don’t cannot control, and you must find a way to be happy for what you do have. The key here is a commitment to positive thinking, nothing less. This is the first major step toward happiness.