This is gonna be abit of a personal one but there is some good advice (hopefully) in here as well, something I really need to focus on in 2017 is to stop caring! Stop caring what other people think, stop caring what people say. There is a famous quote from Deepak Chopra that’s says “What other people think of you is not your business. If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life”. This is often shortened to just “what other people think of you is not your business” however I decided to go for the full quote because it’s so accurate.
So I have a habit of overthinking things, this is something I am very guilty, there are many problems with this but one of them is its makes me a little bit paranoid like something little such as my friends not inviting me out can snowball in my head until I think that they all hate me. This is why I chose the quote I did, if I stop caring and stop making it my business what people think of me then I will be a lot happier as it’s caring about things like that, that are the greatest cause of anger or sadness in my life.
This is something I am going to work on in 2017 to make myself a better happier person and to improve my life, as Jamie Alderton so elegantly put it “Stop giving a f*ck!” this is something he said on his Snapchat the other day on this topic, that’s how I found about the quote above. I feel this is something a lot of people would benefit from if they implemented it in their life, when someone is miserable or unhappy how often is it because of what someone said or did? It’s most the time, if that person stopped caring they would be much happier.
Look around you in life, notice how the happiest people tend to be the ones that don’t give a crap, this is no coincidence. They have made the conscious choice to stop caring what people say or think of them and they are much happier for it. For me personally I think this along with carrying on my attempt to be more positive and stop myself from overthinking things will greatly improve my happiness, I have noticed that it’s these things that tend to bother me and be the main source of my sadness, so I encourage you guys to give it a try as well.
Anyway before this one drags on I am going to end it here so I will leave you with this:
“Be happy with yourself. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everyone.”
I apologise for my lack of blog posts this week, I have been doing ridiculous amounts of overtime at work, working retail at Christmas has completely wiped me out, I have been working basically every hour they can get me in and working ridiculously hard the entire time I have been there the past 2 weeks as well so I have not had time to get a blog post up till now, though normal schedule will be resumed next week.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy new year, get them goals set for 2017! Make 2017 the best year yet! Thank you for reading, please hit like if you enjoyed it or maybe leave a comment to tell me your opinion and I will see you on Tuesday! Ciao!