What to Give Up to Be Happy

I’ve never had a sunroof on my car.  Not until now.  And when the weather is perfect, like it was yesterday, I’m not sure I could ever go back.

Nope, never.

Anyway, the other day a friend of mine posted this article: 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

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I’m no expert, but this is pretty spot on.  Many of these statements are things I’ve learned throughout the years in my journey of growing up and finding out who I am.  I still have a lot of work to do, but there’s definitely some good reminders, even if you already do these things.

Here’s a few of my favorites:

-Give Up Your Need for Control

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-Give Up Your Self-Defeating Self-Talk

-Give Up Complaining

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-Give Up On Your Fears

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-Give Up the Past

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-Give Up Living Your Life to Other People’s Expectations

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I highly recommend reading the whole article.  It’s interesting and like I said, completely spot on so an amazing reminder.  Some days, especially when we’re feeling crabby or unhappy, we need to remember at least one of these little things.  It’s possible it might be just the thing to pull out of that bad mood and back into the life you want.  The happy life.

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What have you given up to be happy?