Friendship

How To Stop Focusing On Things You Want

How To Stop Focusing On Things You Want

Follow @joyfulmeanings Recently, I’ve become more aware of a phenomena where people tend to want things they actually don’t want. This is something I find myself doing quite a bit and only realized it recently. Perhaps you aren’t sure if you are even doing this. It’s a difficult line to figure out if you are […]

10 Steps To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

10 Steps To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

Follow @joyfulmeanings Many of us are guilty of comparing our lives to others. This comparison can happen with any area in our life and the negative feelings associated with this can occur at any time. During 2013 I really struggled with this problem. It was rather frustrating because I genuinely like my life, am happy […]

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 […]

The Downsides to Distrust

The Downsides to Distrust

Follow @joyfulmeanings Some of us are able to trust people naturally while many of us battle with issues that revolve around being able to trust others. Unfortunately, it’s likely that someone will eventually take advantage of you or compromise your trust. Your trust can be compromised multiple ways. Someone might be by stealing your money […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make The Choice To Be Happy: Steps You Can Make To Living a Happier Life

Make The Choice To Be Happy: Steps You Can Make To Living a Happier Life

Follow @joyfulmeanings The previous article explained the importance of knowing that happiness is unconditional and attainable. So what do you do now? Hopefully you have now made the choice to be happy, but you might still feel lost on what to do at this point. The next step you can take, is to create an […]

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 to Maintain Your Friendships

How to Maintain Your Friendships

Follow @joyfulmeanings Are you someone who has a hard time maintaining friendships? Do you have a work schedule where it’s tough to see people on weekends or find time during the day to chat with friends? Do you have children, and have slowly begun to lose what were very important friendships? Have you just moved […]