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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Small Acts of Kindness

Small Acts of Kindness

Follow @joyfulmeanings Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Small Acts of Loving Service Zechariah 4:10 Personally, I love this bible verse. This verse provides a message that I forget more often than I would like to admit. I’m sure many of you also struggle with this problem as well. You may be feeling that the […]

Four Things I learned From Volunteering in Kenya

Four Things I learned From Volunteering in Kenya

Follow @joyfulmeanings I apologize for the lengthy delay with writing you back. I have been in Kenya volunteering for the last 3 weeks with Living Positive Mlolongo. A combination of keeping busy and lack of consistent internet access kept me from writing the majority of this month. Anyway, I am happy to be back in […]

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. […]