10 things to STOP if you think things aren’t quite going your way!

10 things to STOP if you think things aren’t quite going your way!

We mostly advocate DOING MORE POSITIVE things for happiness. 

But sometimes happiness requites DOING FEWER NEGATIVE things. 

The reality is, most of us probably need to do both (that is, more of some things and less of others). 

Anyway, today we're going to focus on what you might want to STOP, especially if you feel things aren't quite working out for you…

by Maggie Heath from Life Hack

There are an endless number of reasons that things might not be going your way. But not all of them are external. You can benefit from taking control of your life and changing what you believe needs to be changed. Here is a list of 10 things to stop doing in order to lead your life in the direction you want.

1. Stop whining.

Notice I said “whining,” and not “venting” or “expressing frustration.” Whining is negative. It does nothing to improve your situation or your mood (or the mood of whoever has to listen to you). If you need to get something off your chest, you should do it. You’ll feel a burden being lifted. However, whining is totally unproductive. Examine your emotions and see what you can do to change whatever is frustrating you.

2. Stop losing perspective.

Is your problem short term? Is it likely that things will start going your way once X, Y, and Z happen? If the answer to those questions is “yes,” then remove yourself from your immediate situation and focus on the long term.

3. Stop comparing.

So what if someone else is better at something than you are? You have a particular set of skills and knowledge that others don’t have, and the reverse is true as well. You are your own worst critic, so ease up and stop comparing yourself to everyone else…

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