This idea originated from Stoic philosophers. Instead of focusing on what you want to achieve, focus on what you want to avoid at all costs.
“Mudita?” is the principle of taking sympathetic or unselfish joy in the good fortune of others.
Conditional happiness is the shortest path to misery. I will be happy when I meet a specific outcome is not going to make you happy.
We will benefit from being honest with ourselves about uncertainty, difficulty and moving forward.
No need to understand what perfection looks like, focus on what better looks like.
“Uitwaaien” means to go out into nature as a way of clearing your mind.
We are happiest and most effective when our minds cease to be time travellers and stay focused on the here and now.
No relationship is more important than the relationship you have with yourself.
It is exhausting being a person of colour. Beyond discrimination, psychological and social stress are long lasting and damaging.
Successful, happy and emotionally balanced people don’t have time to shit on other people. Always be kind.
Obsession with yesterday leads to regret and a constant focus on the future breeds anxiety.
Some people avoid happiness because they fail to be grateful for the little things.
When you take everyday blessings for granted.
Living slow means listening to your body and giving it the rest it deserves. It means refusing to reach a level of exhaustion.
If you are happy with the current version of yourself, perhaps the question to ask is: How can I be better than before?
Mental strength is built through small, daily victories. It’s the individual choices we make daily that build our “mental strength” muscles.
The generosity of spirit is far more important than giving money.
Become good at not caring what irrelevant people think about you. Decide who belongs in the relevant bunch.
Having no direction is an excuse to get one step closer to a more fulfilling life.
Become more aware of your own judgments of strangers.
I am not against gifts. I simply prefer something that has meaning or memories, instead of stuff.
Staying true to your values, staying away from toxic people, and embracing change.
What you drive and where you live has absolutely nothing to do with your wealth.
There is no magic bullet to happiness. There will always be discomfort and worry.
You will know because it’s deliberate and conscious. Love is an act, not a feeling.
It started with the Scottish Halloween custom of “guising”. Children disguised in costumes and went from house to house for food or money.
I like Mark Manson’s definition: “The ability to see one’s own flaws and be accountable for them.”
Our own unrealistic expectations of ourselves and others makes us unhappy.
Expecting to be liked by everybody is exhausting. Likability is not necessary if you want to make an impact.
Living boldly means recognizing that many of your fears are false.
To be steady while the world spins around you.
The idea that you’ve only succeeded due to luck, and not because of your talent or qualifications.
Start the day by being true to yourself and trust your gut.
DAD: By not being present, we scatter ourselves; and that scattering causes us to look for fulfillment in the wrong places.
DAD: Whatever you want it to be.
DAD: Never. Worrying doesn’t change outcomes. Worrying ruins your day. Worrying distracts you from the work at hand.
Fear usually pertains to the future sadness is mostly confined to the present or past.