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Steps for Recovering From Betrayal

Steps for Recovering From Betrayal

Follow @joyfulmeanings  Each of our lives is full of different people, and one can never tell who will be a great friend in our lives and who may end up being a negative influence. Betrayal can happen to anyone at any time. It can be something that is unexpected or a situation where we received […]

Stop Being a Spectator: How Action Changes Your Feelings

Stop Being a Spectator: How Action Changes Your Feelings

Follow @joyfulmeanings  Many of us can agree that taking action helps us achieve goals and make changes in our lives and relationships, right? However, even with this knowledge, many of us feel this incapability to take action, when action is necessary. I have been in plenty of moments where I felt depressed, sad, lonely or […]

How Being Right Can Prevent Your Happiness

How Being Right Can Prevent Your Happiness

Follow @joyfulmeanings You might be thinking, how can being right possibly deter you from being happy? Let me clarify that it’s great to have an opinion that you feel strongly about. It’s wonderful to share that opinion with others and to be vocal about what you think. The problem is when you want everyone to […]

Steps to Becoming a Successful Risk-Taker

Steps to Becoming a Successful Risk-Taker

Follow @joyfulmeanings You have probably heard someone tell you that it’s important to be risky. Risk is an important element in life. You will have to take risks when making decisions about your career, relationships, education or with other activities in your daily life. Unfortunately, risk tends to have two sides: the destructive and constructive. […]

10 Steps on How To Be Aware of How Your Actions Impact Others

10 Steps on How To Be Aware of How Your Actions Impact Others

Follow @joyfulmeanings An often overlooked component of creating a happy lifestyle, is the importance of awareness. Many of us do or say things without being completely aware of how that impacts another. We navigate through the world not realizing that our decisions and actions have consequences, both positive and good. Just this past weekend I […]

Productivity: Does it provide happiness?

Productivity: Does it provide happiness?

Follow @joyfulmeanings Do you feel that you will be happy when you get promoted? How about when you find the right person for you? Perhaps you will be happy when you finally are done with graduate school? Perhaps when you pay off all your debt is when you will have time to be happy? Many […]

Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness

Follow @joyfulmeanings Before you can truly be happy, you have to learn to make the choice that you want to be happy. I cannot count the times I have heard someone say or imply that they do not deserve happiness or that happiness will never exist in their life. You can give someone a ton […]

Asking for Help: How to Do it and Why

Asking for Help: How to Do it and Why

Follow @joyfulmeanings So why are you afraid to ask for help? Do any of these reasons ring a bell in your experience? They aren’t sincere! During tough times you may have heard someone say, “I’m here for you whenever you need it”, or “feel free to let me know if you need anything.” Even with […]

12 Ways To Know If You Are You Emotionally Mature?

12 Ways To Know If You Are You Emotionally Mature?

Follow @joyfulmeanings Just because you are an adult does not mean you are emotionally mature. Many of us can think of people in our lives who do not take responsibility for their actions, are unable to make commitments, are very selfish, dependent on their family members financially, or have difficulties handling emotional responses such as […]

How Do Others See Me? Why Should I care?

How Do Others See Me? Why Should I care?

Follow @joyfulmeanings At some point all of us have wished to be psychic. We wanted to know what exactly someone is thinking about us and how to respond to those judgments. Alternatively, you may be wondering why someone suddenly dislikes you or why your team is not describing you as an effective leader. We may […]