How do you react when things don’t go your way?
To give you an example, I broke the camera charger a couple of months ago. Breaking the charger meant that I couldn’t film my usual Sunday video. Rather than not put a video up at all I used a different resource to make another type of video.
I recently read an article in Cosmopolitan magazine about Youtuber Zoella’s (Zoe Sugg) battle with anxiety.
Zoe feels able to broadcast her message to youtube, yet suffers from so much anxiety that she feels unable to do certain things that many take for granted, such as going to London on the train.
Do you like change? Some love it, always moving, adapting and changing while others like some staticity.
Do you like new challenges? Do you find yourself too scared to try something new or prefer staying in the same place yet wishing that things would change? Which camp do you fall into?
It can seem daunting thinking about making a start on your goals. How would you even make a start? What I thought would be helpful is to share my top 5 tips to achieving your goals. Use these tips to begin your journey to a happier more fulfilled life.
Happiness is subjective, we all have our own versions of happiness depending on, for example, our upbringing and our interests. We know what will make you happier yet you don’t always follow your dreams. Maybe you have responsibilities or commitments and so have to keep following the same path. Forever dreaming about a better, more fulfilled and happier life but feeling unable to begin to make that change.
Is that the real reason or would you rather feel that the life you always wanted is there if you tried?
Why does everything we do have to be perfect?
We have unrealistic expectations on what perfection is. We dream of undertaking a project or trying something new and expect to be great at it straight away. Expectations are founded with people’s achievements. However what has not been highlighted is the work that they put in to reach that level.’.
Our emotions are ever present in our lives. One moment we can be happy and the next, waves of sadness, anxiety or fear can come over us.
We are taught to run from our more difficult negative emotions (as discussed in the the blog on anger and rage). We are expected to be happy and content all the time but this is not realistic.
We all have flashes of anger and rage throughout the day. I could be that someone cuts you up while driving, your boss shouted at you at work or a partner didn’t do the washing up.
You may think anger and rage are the same emotion but actually quite different.
What is the difference?
How often do you feel overfull after eating? We all sometimes go to a restaurant and order too much or cook too much and keep eating until it’s all gone.
You might have a sweet tooth and can eat an entire bar of chocolate rather than the two or 3 squares.
Everyone’s happiness is individual, and nothing should be more important than your own happiness.
What will make you happy? Some say, ‘money.’
‘If I were rich I would be happy and all my problems would be gone.’