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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 […]

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 […]