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10 Things To Stop Caring About To Be Happier

10 Things To Stop Caring About To Be HappierSometimes the words ‘I couldn’t care less’ may actually work in our favour. We live in a fast-paced and competitive world where most of us are stressed out of our minds because of things which when we look at them in the greater picture, really are quite menial. Cases of stress, anxiety and depression are on the up. Stop! It’s time to care less! Do you ever come across people who seem to not have a care in the world and they really seem quite content? There’s a reason for that – they don’t take themselves or things or life too seriously which makes them happier people. Here are 10 things to stop caring about to be happier:

10 Things To Stop Caring About To Be Happier

1. What others think

Dance to your own beat. Act dumb. Do whatever you have to but don’t take on board what others think. It’s your life, your decisions and choices. Others love to judge, and why should you care if they do? Only you define yourself, so let them be amused if it makes them happy. When you care too much about that others will say, you live your life for them and not yourself.

2. Past mistakes

We all make mistakes and mess up in life. That’s just how life goes. Don’t be hard on yourself, though. Accept that everyone gets it wrong sometimes; it’s part of the human condition. You really are allowed to cut yourself some slack. Learn to forgive yourself more often.

3. Failure

The big “F” word that everyone fears. It doesn’t have to be a scary concept, though. Ultimately, it depends on your attitude to failure. If you see failure as not being perfect, you’re going to be permanently miserable. A more realistic idea of failure is giving up. If you haven’t given up, you haven’t failed. See failure as a learning curve, a trial and error process. See failure as your friend – it’s no big deal unless you allow it to be.

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It’s interesting how much we care about what others thinks. Although I think this diminishes with age. 10 years ago, I was much more self conscious and was concerned about what people would think of actions I took, decisions I made – and would search for approval from others. Even with relationships! A trait of highly successful people is that they back themselves with decisions they make. They also aren’t afraid of failing as they believe that there’s no such thing as failure. Failure is feedback form which we can learn and move forward. Why have most highly successful people failed in some form or another? Which of these 10 things to stop caring about to be happier most resonate with you?

 

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