Category Archives: Mindset

You Can’t Have It All, but You Can Have a Lot

The Best Revenge is Enjoying Your Life

Can you really have it all? Can you really become a billionaire, marry a supermodel, have a happy family, be a Pulitzer Prize winning author, and be the world authority on stamp collecting? Probably not. But, deep down, you already knew that. There’s a lot you can do, but there’s a lot you can’t do, too. This is real life we’re talking about. However, you can have a lot. There are several reasons why you can’t have […]

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What Does It Really Take to be Happy?

What Does It Really Take to be Happy?

What do you need to be happy? Is it a big house? A great career? The freedom to do whatever you want? Of course, the requirements for happiness will vary from one person to another. However, there are many things common to most happy people. Since we all want to be happy, researchers have been busy on the topic. Opinions vary, but these things are likely to add to your happiness: 1. Relatively few things that detract […]

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The Struggle Can Be the Reward

The Struggle Can Be the Reward

The average person avoids challenge like he’s avoiding the plague. Struggling isn’t enjoyable, so it’s natural to avoid it as much as possible. There’s an issue with this strategy: There’s a lot to be gained from struggling. There are many aspects to humans that are anti-fragile, meaning that stress makes them stronger. For example: – Exercise is a stressor that delivers positive benefits. – Being hot or cold, within reason, is good for your health. – Fasting […]

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The Inner Road to Mastering Minimalism

The Inner Road to Mastering Minimalism

There’s more to minimalism than clearing away clutter and buying less stuff. Unless you change your thinking, you’ll find it difficult to downsize, and you may miss out on the major advantages of simple living. Understanding why you overstuff your closets and your schedule will make changing your habits easier and more satisfying. Consider these 3 common obstacles and what you can do about them. Overcoming Materialism: Happiness has more to do with experiences and relationships rather […]

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The Dangers of Comparing Yourself to Others

The Dangers of Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparing yourself to others is a reliable way to reduce your confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. It must be natural to make these types of comparisons, because nearly everyone does it. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a good move. If you want to become the best possible you, avoid comparing yourself to others. The Dangers There are several challenges that occur when you compare yourself to someone else: 1. Everyone has a different starting point. You might be […]

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How to Tame Intrusive Thoughts

How to Tame Intrusive Thoughts

Do you sometimes feel like your thoughts are beyond your control, and some of them make you uncomfortable? If so, you can relax. Intrusive thoughts are very common and usually harmless. One study reported by Psychology Today asked volunteers to talk about what goes through their minds. They found that the average participant had about 500 unintentional thoughts each day, and about 30% were socially unacceptable or downright shocking. You can learn to feel more at ease […]

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