Mental Health

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 […]

How to Nurture Your Soul

How to Nurture Your Soul

Follow @joyfulmeanings A few months ago I had this realization that I may not be nurturing my soul enough. In other words, I haven’t been prioritizing my own happiness in the ways that I need to. Many of you may be able to relate to this feeling. Work, children and other responsibilities tend to take […]

12 Simple Steps For Living A More Peaceful Life

12 Simple Steps For Living A More Peaceful Life

Follow @joyfulmeanings  I am certain that many of you have been in situations where your life seemed far from peaceful. Sometimes life can become so crazy that attaining peace seems near impossible. Everyone has their own meanings about what peace is, and this article is not meant to give you a strict definition of what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]