To find happiness – “Loosen Up”

To find happiness – “Loosen Up”

Please enjoy the following interesting and happiness relevant article from Lou Tice.

Winner’s Circle Network with Lou Tice – 7/26/07 – “Loosen Up!”

How often do you find yourself feeling irritated by things that other people do? If it is more often than you’d like, read on.

People who are easily irritated usually blame others for it. But to find the reason – and notice I’m not talking about blame – they need to look inside themselves, instead of those around them. Of course, irritability can have many causes, but one of the most common is having too many restrictive zones. In other words, too many rigid ideas and rules about right and wrong behavior.

These folks believe there is a right way to squeeze the toothpaste tube, a right way to load the dishwasher, a right way to do just about everything, and they have all the so-called “facts” to back them up. Now, the problem is not so much that they feel compelled to follow these restrictive and unnecessary rules themselves, but they have the same compulsion about other people too!

Sometimes others go along with them, just to keep the peace, but often they will deliberately or unconsciously break these needless rules, just to drive the compulsive folks crazy. It’s important to become aware of the self-imposed rules we live by and get rid of those that keep us rigidly confined for no important reason. It is also important that we don’t impose our personal standards on others.

Why spend your days stressed out and irritated, wondering why your relationships don’t work? Relax! Loosen up a little! I guarantee everyone will feel better for it.

Lou Tice

The Pacific Institute

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