It always feels great to have a new start, a new beginning, a clean slate.  To me, that is what the New Year offers.  It’s an opportunity to let go of some old beliefs and recommit to new, more healthy ones, maybe like being happier.   But wait, that’s pretty overwhelming and much too vague.

So begin with this-  You will start with you, and I will start with me.  Isn’t that really the only person we are totally in control of?  Here is the game.  Refuse to let anyone, anything, or any circumstance rob you of your happiness and well-being for 1 day.

What does that mean exactly?  That means that when someone cuts you off on the freeway, or your child comes in past curfew, or you don’t have any clean underwear, you absolutely refuse to get upset or let that person or situation control you and steal your happiness.  It doesn’t mean you have to like what happened, it just means you refuse to have it mess with you.  If 1 day seems too long then start with 1 hour.   Simply refuse to give your happiness up to anything or anyone.  Be in charge of YOUR happiness and it will start to grow!

One thought on “Will You Be Happier this Year?

  1. I love this post, Jane. It reminded me yesterday to not let someone mess with me – well, it took me a few minutes to remember. But really helpful once I did.

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