Awhile back I wrote about 10 things all kids should learn before moving out or becoming adults. But what about the people who never learned simple things like don’t crowd the baggage carousel and let people get off the elevator before trying to getting on? Are they doomed to a life of being unhappy and obnoxious adults? Not at all, anyone can change assuming they want to and are given the opportunity. I’m not a very big fan of specific resolutions on New Year’s because I have crashed and burned with so many of them (Make my bed every day? Pffft, that one was cute.) But being happy? I can manage that one just fine, thank you.
I am really happy here at the beginning of 2013, really my only goal is to end the year just as happy, if not happier. But how does one do that, being happy in today’s society is so haaaard. It’s actually pretty easy, it’s just about making a few changes in yourself and your lifestyle and building upon them throughout the year until kindness is second nature and before you know it? Boom, you’ll be a happier you come 2014 (heck, before next week if you’re ambitious. Happiness is contagious like that.)
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Equally important? Surround yourself with good people.
If you’re angry and downtrodden after being with someone? Phase them out, check in occasionally with them, but do not spend your precious time and energy allowing them to trample your spirit. You should walk away from your friends and family feeling uplifted, not dejected. The same goes for you, how do people feel after they walk away from you? Good, I hope.
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