Life is what you make it. Here are three suggestions for making life a little easier.
1. Forgive quickly. Holding onto a grudge takes energy. Energy that is better used somewhere else. Learn from each negative experience. Accept that the other person was likely doing the best they could at the time. Forgive quickly. Common sense says that you don’t need to invite that person back into your life if you don’t feel it’s right – it’s ok to let them go.
2. Stop worrying about what others will think. It’s a given that there will be people who will judge you. Let them. While they’re sitting at home judging, you can be out there living it up. There is so much life to live and if you’re waiting for permission, you’ll never get there. Think about a time when you have talked about someone else – it was a time when you were unhappy. Send them loving thoughts and get on with your life. They only have control over you if you let their opinion determine your next step.
3. Be kind. Randomly, be good to other people. There’s a distinction between being a doormat and being kind. Know the difference and get out there and be kind. A simple test is to ask if you’re doing this act of kindness to get something back, That’s unhealthy. If you’re doing it because you can and you want to, that’s great. Another test – if you’re being kind so that someone will be anchored to you – it’s the wrong type of kindness. .Be kind.