It took me a long to come to the conclusion that not everyone is going to like me or agree with me and my choices. And that's fine. Everyone is free to have their own opinion. I don't need anyone's approval to live my life in the way I choose to.
How often, though, do we let fear of what others will say or think prevent us from doing what we want or from trying something new?
My thinking is this: you may as well make yourself as happy as you can because no one is going to do it for you.
My happiness is not dependent on anyone but myself. And so is yours. Here are some guidelines I try to live by:
~ Stop worrying about what others are doing, saying, or thinking. It's none of your business.
~ Don't give others control over your emotions or your life. Remember, this is your life and you have the right to live it as you choose.
~ Live and let live. You live your life in the best way that you can and allow others to do the same.
~ Stay far away from drama. It's okay to have a calm and peaceful life. If the people in your life thrive on drama, you may have to end the relationship. You have the choice to not participate in their games.
~ There are no failures. Even if something you try doesn't work out, you still have the experience. You've learned something from that experience. Go on to the next thing.
~ Do not take offense over every little thing. Will this matter a year from now? If not, let it go.
~ Happiness is a choice. Do the things that make you happy. Spend time with those who make you happy.
~ Look on the bright side. Train your mind to think positive thoughts. Expect good things to happen to you and more often than not, they will!
How do you keep your peace and live happily? How do you deal with negative people in your life?