Another fantastic Tiny Buddha article called "10 things to stop doing to be happy". While I find the information below very useful based on my own experience, ..I don't much like the "STOP this..STOP that..." of it all. Which is why I gave this post my own Title (10 habits worth curbing just sounds better, non?) The overall information is definitely worth a read. And I am guilty of ...well, all of these, given the moment, day, mood, etc. And that is okay! We can certainly experiment with recognizing and minimizing these moments. Oh I just thought of another alternate title: Unconcious Patterns worth noting!
We tend to be unconscious of behaviors that are causing pain and unnecessary suffering in our lives.
If we could just become more conscious of behaviors that are leading to the pain in our lives, we would be a lot happier. Today we can start giving up some of the things in our life that are causing this conflict.
Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.
~ Henry Ford
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.
~ Paulo Coelho
3. Avoiding your fear.
Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
4. Being hard on yourself
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
~ African Proverb
Come to terms with these patterns, the biggest enemy you ever have to face in the one inside of you.
Misery loves company.
6. Caring about what other people think of you
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
~ Lao Tzu
7. Worrying about the small stuff
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
~ Winston Churchil
Focus on what you can do at the present moment and not about how you can worry about the outcome.
8. Needing to be right all the time
The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
~ Edward De Bono
9. Blaming others
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
~ George Bernard Shaw
10. Living in the past or the future
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
~ Henry David Thoreau