23 March 2014

5 Lies You Tell Yourself That Keep You From Being Happy

I've written a bit before about the ways that perception and language shape reality. The things you believe affect the way that you see the world, and the way you see the world shapes the way that you interact with it. This includes the people around you, your work, and your physical environment.

Everything starts with you. What you tell yourself about yourself and your experiences will affect the way that you feel about yourself and the world around you. For many of us, this is a somewhat somnambulistic process...we're not even aware of it, it's something we do unconsciously.

But it doesn't have to be that way. It begins with a choice - the choice to wake up and take responsibility for yourself. Pay attention to what you're telling yourself and, if you need to, start telling yourself something new. As you change the way that you think, your own level of happiness will improve and spread into other areas of your life. So watch your thoughts, see if you're telling yourself any of these lies.