Every Wednesday is Tip Day — or List Day, or Quiz Day.
This Wednesday: 10 common happiness mistakes.
- To delay to do something important until you have some “free time,” because you may never have any free time
- To retreat into isolation when you’re unhappy
- To neglect to make a small change because you think a big change is necessary
- To refuse to consider a big change because you assume you can only make a small change
- To “treat” yourself to something you wouldn’t ordinarily permit yourself, because you’re feeling blue
- To postpone something important until you’re feeling healthier, or thinner, or married, or whatever
- To think that you can “make” someone else be happy
- To imagine that what’s true for other people is true for you
- To spend too much time, or not enough time, thinking about the past, present, or future
- To ignore the truth about your own temperament, interests, and aptitudes
I had an eleventh mistake, but my computer didn’t save the document properly, and now I can’t remember what else I’d added. Very annoying. What have I overlooked? Wait! I just thought of another. “To think about everything you don’t have, instead of everything you do have.” But that wasn’t the one that I forgot…
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