Ouch! This pinpoints things I’ve been doing for so long that they are as subconscious as breathing! I’m not sure I even know how to break habits that are 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years old! And which one should I choose first to try to break?
If we could all stop worrying and choose to be happy, that would be wonderful, but for some people, it’s not that simple. We all have the desire to obtain happiness, yet at times it appears to be unattainable. Obstacles are standing in your way. It might be a matter of slowing down your pace and analyzing what’s stopping you from being content in life. It’s natural to become frustrated when you can’t seem to find joy in anything and think, “Why can’t I just be happy?” The reality is you can’t force yourself to be happy if you’re not. What you can do is recognize negative thought patterns that keep cycling and make a concerted effort to change them.
Happiness is extremely complex. We can’t just snap our fingers and be happy; we have to genuinely feel it from within. And that’s not always easy. The good news is…
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