"A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them." ~ Vernon Howard
Previously I wrote about how simple it is to avoid a bad day. So I felt it necessary to point out that it is almost just as easy to avoid a good day. I know most of us don't want to avoid a good day. Still, there are times we make decisions that can cause our days to be far more complicated and stressful than they should be. There are some people you and I know who seem to experience one bad day after another. Why is this? Obviously there are times things happen to us that we have very little control over. But what I want to look at are the things we sometimes do in our day to day lives that cause us to avoid experiencing a good day.
Here are some simple ways you can avoid having a good day:
- Dread the day ahead.
- Be negative.
- Be negative often.
- Refuse to be friendly
- Be envious of the advantages (real or imagined) of others.
- Blame everyone or everything else for your ills.
- Don't smile
- Hold grudges.
- Feel entitled
- Put others down in an effort to feel better about yourself, or gain some sort of perceived advantage.
- Get angry over small and meaningless matters.
- Feel sorry for yourself.
What sort of day are you going to avoid having?
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do." ~ Dale Carnegie