Get your mind outta the gutter! When I said ‘give it up’ I meant something else entirely! When we think about how to create more happiness, we typically look for things add to our lives. However, sometimes the key to happiness is actually giving something up. Here are a few things to give up in order to become happier individuals.


Give up the habit of blaming. Blame is a scapegoat for taking responsibility of your own outcome and is not constructive. The amount of energy and stress it takes to blame just takes away from you moving forward and finding a solution.

Give up your need to impress. When you accept who you are, and you embrace your quirks, flaws, strengths and vulnerability, you get a lot more comfortable in your own skin.

Give up feeling entitled. Nobody owes you anything. When you approach life with the perspective that you are owed things, it’s likely that you will find yourself disappointed time and time again.

Give up pretending. When we embrace who we are and decide to be authentic instead of perfect, we open ourselves up to have true connection with others.

Well I can see here, that there are several areas where I could improve, and ‘give it up!’  How about you?

What have you given up recently that has indeed made you happier?


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