Today I’m featuring this lovely jumpsuit from ASOS. And I’m sharing ways that I go about maintaining my happiness. It’s not an easy task, but my sanity is important to me. So, I make a conscious effort to keep it in check. Here are some ways I do that.
Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Someone once told me that comparing yourself to others is abuse to one’s self. It’s basically mental and emotional abuse. The more you compare yourself to others, the more you put yourself down. The more you start to think less of yourself. Comparison leads to insecurity and depression. And who wants that. So instead of looking at what someone else has going on, don’t. Start focusing on how great you are and the strengths that you have. Learn to be okay with not being perfect and take some time to count your own blessings.
Make Decisions for Your Own Well-Being
Everything you do needs to be for you. Meaning that the decisions you make in life should sit well in your heart. They should make you feel good. And they should never be about what anyone else thinks. You have to do what’s best and right for you. Of course, this also applies to your style. Your style should be a reflection of you and what you like. It shouldn’t be influenced by anyone else.
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway
This statement is also the name of a book that I’m reading. It means that it’s okay to fear some things. However, fear should not stop you from moving forward and conquering that thing that you most fear. Believe me, once you conquer fear happiness is around the corner. I feared becoming a blogger, but I am so happy that I decided to do it because it has opened the door to so many opportunities. There are other things in life that I fear as well, but I am determined that fear will not keep me from moving forward in life. These two books have taught me so much about the importance of facing your fears. You should read them: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers and Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.
Embrace Your Flaws, But Show Off Your Best Features
I mentioned this statement in my post on Monday. But, I will reiterate the importance of embracing all of you – the good and the bad. Love yourself. Put less focus on the bad; and more on the great! As a matter of fact, remind yourself of your greatness daily. And for those flaws, try to make them better. If you can’t fix those flaws (the physical ones), move on. Focus on the positive.
Help Someone Else
There is nothing like the feeling of helping others and putting a smile on someone’s face. It’s enough to make the most unhappy person cheerful. If you want to experience that happiness, do something for others. Volunteer and give back. It’s that simple.
Another thing that makes me happy is getting dressed up! Dressing up for any occasion literally brightens my mood. Even if you’re not one of those people who like to get dressed up everyday. Try doing it at least once a week. I can guarantee that your day will go a little better. Oh and look out for a remix of this jumpsuit in the Fall. I see myself wearing it with a cute cream colored turtleneck and some booties. What do you think?
Speak to you soon!