5 excuses to stop making for more happiness

5 excuses to stop making for more happiness

For a variety of reasons, many of us make excuses as to why we're not happier, healtier or more successful. 

Sometimes we're aware of these excuses but many times we're not. 

It's my hope that by sharing this article you might become more aware of what you might be doing and accordingly, take some steps to stop making these excuses and then to enjoy more of all you want to enjoy in life…

by Lindsay Holmes from the Huffington Post

If life were a game of Monopoly, excuses would be our trademark "get out of jail" cards. We put off the things we wish we could do for one reason or another, and before we know it, we're in a perpetual state of "do not pass go." And while we think these excuses are helping us, the truth is we may be limiting our happiness overall. And who really wants that?

Below, find five excuses we need to stop making so we can stop just existing and start truly living.

"I'm too busy."

It's our natural tendency to live life in a "time famine," always going from one thing to the next with no real moments of pause. As Agapi Stassinopoulos put it in a recent HuffPost blog, our actual task list isn't the problem, it's our glorification of it. "It's not that we are not busy and we don't have a lot to do, but it's as if our whole selves — body, mind and spirit — are being wrapped up in our daily to-do list and we utterly lose perspective of the whole picture," she wrote. Taking some time to relax can offer numerous health and happiness benefits — so it's time to stop excusing ourselves from a little downtime.

"It's too expensive."

That's not to say we should all be spending outside of our means, but when an opportunity of a lifetime comes into play — why not grab it? Studies have shown that we are happier when we put our finances toward experiences not things. That weekly Chipotle habit or monthly sundress splurge may seem harmless at first, but wouldn't you rather indulge in one trip or concert of a lifetime instead?

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