Keep Your Happy

Keep Your Happy

There are a lot of things out there to be unhappy with, I get it. Although I tend to be a serial optimist I'll admit that there have been a few times recently that I've had to check myself and reaffirm that I'm in control of me and readjust my own viewpoint to get back on track.

A lot of times people think they are being made miserable by the uncontrollable elements in their own lives when really it's a direct result of a self-fulfilling prophesy of some kind. The trick is to stop letting others or outside situations take complete control of your emotions. When you give up that control, you lose the ability to attract positive things into your life. 

When it comes to others, I have always found that when people actively try to belittle or question your happiness, it's one of two things. It's either they are unhappy themselves and/or confused by your happiness amidst their own despair. It's not up to you to make others happy, it's up to you to make YOU happy. Don't get caught up in the "why's" of other people and instead focus on what you can do for you. No one is going to take care of you like you can.

Jobs can also become a huge source of unhappiness in a lot of people I talk to. I always tell people that you are not obligated to stay in any situation that makes you miserable. You're not always going to love every single job you have, but that is the beauty of it. Just like moving living spaces, you can change your job or even profession (which can sometimes take time) and that is okay. Often times people are so scared of change of any kind, so they stay where they because they are more comfortable with their misery than change. Don't be one of those people. One of my former bosses gave me this piece of advice that I always remind myself: "Don't wait until you're miserable to start looking for other options, because then you become desperate and will take anything that may be worse than where you are now."

Regardless of what is happening around you, even if it feels like hell, just let the W.T.F. wear off and then figure out a way you can either make a change in you or make a difference for others. 

Unhappiness is never on-brand

-JV

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