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You cannot always be happy but you can always …

You cannot always be happy but you can always be brave. And that is the beginning of everything.

The less you respond to negative people the mo…

The less you respond to negative people the more peaceful your life will become.

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It…

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do.

Sometimes people with the worst past end up cr…

Sometimes people with the worst past end up creating the best future.

How to Take Control of Negative Emotions

1. Don’t take every thought and feeling seriously. Both of those tend to be patterned and habitual. Thus, they are not necessarily accurate and reliable.

2. Don’t blow small things out of proportion. Take control of your thinking and keep things in perspective. Don’t allow yourself to dwell on the negatives, or critical thoughts.

3. Accept that we’re all hit by negative emotions. It’s a fact of life – and is unavoidable.

4. Work on strategies that work for you, and that help distract you from the way you feel.

5. Deliberately think about more positive things – like what is going well, or the things you’re thankful for – then shrug your shoulders and move on with your day.

6. Notice your triggers – the things that bother you, attack your self esteem and your self confidence – so you recognise the patterns and can plan how best to cope.

Find a heart that will love you at your worst …

Find a heart that will love you at your worst and arms that will hold you at your weakest.

Happiness Tips

1. Experiment to see what makes you happy.

2. Hang out with people who are happy and upbeat – as other people affect the way we feel.

3. Make a list of your blessings – don’t focus on “what’s wrong”.

4. Cultivate an attitude of thankfulness. Add to your list several times a day.

5. Focus on solutions instead of on your problems.

6. Make time to connect with the people you love.

7. Accept the way that you and others are. Growth and change don’t happen instantly.

8. Take time to enjoy the moment. Savour what you can from the small things in life – a sunrise, a rainbow, or a giggling child.

9. Remind yourself often that “this, too, will pass”. Hard times and trials are only temporary.

10. Follow your passions –as they reflect who you are – and are a natural source of fulfillment and joy.

11. Engage in random acts of kindness.

12. Try to smile and laugh and often as you can.

Know that you can start late, look different, …

Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed.

Unless you know who you are, you will always b…

Unless you know who you are, you will always be vulnerable to what people say.

Just because you can feel another person’s emo…

Just because you can feel another person’s emotions doesn’t make you responsible for them.