I stumbled across this amazing HuffPo article titled, "How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps." Clearly I decided to read it, who wouldn't?
The message: stop chasing the idea of "I will be happy when..." and just start being happy...now.
Author, Kate Bartolotta makes some great points. We are constantly trying to improve ourselves, which may not be a bad thing, but it can be if we base our happiness on achieving the next thing. So what are her 8 tips to rule the world?
- Stop believing your bullshit. - well stated I must add. All that stuff you tell yourself about how you are a commitment phobe or a coward or lazy or not creative or unlucky? Stop it. It's bullshit, and deep down you know it.
- Be Happy Now. Not because The Secret says so. Not because of some shiny happy Oprah crap. But because we can choose to appreciate what is in our lives instead of being angry or regretful about what we lack.
- Look at the stars. It won't give you flat abs, or better sex or even help you figure out your relationship and what you want to do with your life. But it's important. It helps you remember that you and your problems are both infinitesimally small and conversely, that you are a piece of an amazing and vast universe.
- Let people in.
- Stop with the crazy making. Stop inventing problems in your head.
- Learn to apologize.
- Practice gratitude.
- Be kind.
So simple. So wise. And so attainable.