“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”  ~ Jim Rohn


Happiness! Something we all crave and wish there was a little more of in the world. You can’t buy, grow it or store it in a jar. But what you can do is stop doing the things that don’t bring you happiness.


5 Habits that are getting in the way of your happiness

1. Putting off your goals, your life plans- Putting off your plans only make them seem impossible, there’s nothing more stressful than procrastination, it makes your goals seem scarier than they are. You can’t finish tomorrow what you don’t start today. Getting ahead of the game is simple. All you have to do is start!


2. Playing the blame game- Don’t deny your responsibility! Blaming someone else for what’s happening to you will only perpetuate the matter, stop making excuses for your pitfalls.


3. Avoiding change- Change is probably one of my most used topics. I know you may feel comfortable where you are right now but nothing feels as good as moving outside your comfort zone and exploring new experiences. Everything changes, a good situation can turn bad just as a bad situation can change for the better.


4. Your negative self-talk- Another much-used topic. It’s a daily tag for most of my blogs! The mind is a beautiful thing, however, when used incorrectly it can be destructive. Be mindful of your self-talk. I talk to myself all the time, mostly it to ask myself where I left my cell phone or my keys.

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford. It’s as simple as that, self-talk it crucial to personal development.


5. Criticizing others-While you’re at it in being mindful of all the negative self-talk. Be just as mindful of the negative talk towards others! The negativity you project on others hinders your own happiness. People often project their anger on others and wonder way happiness evade them. How can you be happy if you’re spewing venom at someone?

Happiness is a wonderful thing and it’s FREE to anyone willing to work towards attaining.

~ Happy Wednesday

©Etta D. Richards