Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Things to Give Up if You Want to be Happy
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. We’re told happiness is a choice. Unfortunately, as caregivers we complicate our lives to the point of being unable to recognize happiness when it appears before our eyes. So how do we clear the slate?
Here are 10 things you’ll need to give up in exchange for your happiness.
- Give up your need to always be right
“Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?” ~Wayne Dyer
- Give up your need for control
“By letting it go, it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. When you try & try, the world is beyond winning.” ~Lao Tzu
- Give up on blaming others
“A man can fall many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” ~John Burroughs
- Give up your self-defeating self-talk
“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” ~Eckhart Tolle
- Give up your limiting beliefs
“A belief is not an idea held by the mind; it is an idea that holds the mind.” ~Elly Roselle
- Give up complaining
“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Ziggy
- Give up the luxury of criticism
“Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.” ~Christian D. Larsen
- Give up your need to impress others
“Don’t try to impress others. Let them have the fun of impressing you.” ~James R. Fisher, Jr.
- Give up your resistance to change
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ~Joseph Campbell
- Give up labels
“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” ~Wayne Dyer
- Give up on your fears
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Give up your excuses
“99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ~George Washington Carver
- Give up the past
“Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.” ~Christian D. Larsen
- Give up attachment
“The wise individual doesn’t get too attached to any of life’s pleasures, knowing that wonderful science is hard at work proving it’s bad for him.” ~Bill Vaughan
- Give up living your life to other people’s expectations
“The world is a mirror and reflects back your expectations. What you get is what you see. You create your own reality.” ~Denis Waitley
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