If you are lacking direction, feeling lost, or just not sure where to go next then these cardinal rules for life are just what you need. By following these 7 simple rules, you will see improvements in your life and how you feel about yourself. Check it out.
Simple, right? All you have to do is make an effort to smile more. Smile at someone you pass on the street. Smile at someone who looks a little sad. Smile because everything is going to be just fine.
2. No Comparing
You can’t compare yourself to others. You don’t know what their life is all about and they don’t know what yours is about either. Stop comparing and enjoy your own journey. Feel blessed for you what you have because somewhere there is someone else feeling blessed for having much less than you.
3. Forget about What Others Think
First off, someone else’s thoughts are really none of your business, even if they are about you. That stings a little, but let that truth set you free. Don’t worry about the opinions of others. You can’t change what they think or how they feel anyways.
4. Stop Thinking so Much
While we are on the subject of thinking, why don’t we just stop that one altogether? Not completely, but let’s not overthink things anymore. It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers. No one should expect that from you, but you will have the answers you need when you need them most.
5. Time Heals
Know that some things just take time to heal. You can’t rush through the process, but know that your hurts will eventually get better over time if you allow the process to happen. Take it day-by-day until it’s a distant memory.
6. Only You Can Control Your Happiness
Yes! Your happiness is not dependent upon another person. Having a man won’t make you happier, having a baby won’t make you happier. Only you and your actions can control your happiness. What are you going to do about it?
7. Make Peace with the past
Don’t allow the past to control your present life. Make peace with it. Know that your past mistakes, behaviors, and relationships will only affect your present life if you let them. Forgive and move on.