Monday, September 3, 2018

You Don't Have To Be Happy All The Time

                                              "Be who you are and say what you feel,
                                                 because those who mind don't matter
                                                   and those who matter don't mind."

You don't have to be positive and happy all the time.

There is so much pressure to be happy and positive, no matter what.

It's perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, stressed, disappointed, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious sometimes.

Having theses kinds of feelings doesn't make you a "negative" person. 

It makes you human.

Feel those feelings.

Recognize that these feelings are important.

And remember......that you are not alone in having these kind of feelings.

                                      When you start suppressing feelings at an early age,
                                                       it hurts you down the road.

A couple of months ago I was watching and interesting interview on TV. Two financial coaches were talking to a 31-year old man that had gotten himself into a big mess. He was in deep debt. Almost two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in debt, to be exact.
Of course one of the first questions that was asked could this have happened?
Come to find out that this man had trouble dealing with his emotions. When he didn't feel happy and positive, he shopped. He bought things left and right. Online and off line. He had things everywhere in his small apartment and he had a storage unit filled with stuff that was still in their boxes.
This guy couldn't handle not feeling happy and positive all the time so he used shopping as a "quick fix" to feel better. And now he was deep in debt.

Some people shop to avoid their feelings. Some people gamble. Others engage in relationship-hopping and sex. Others drink and some do drugs. Another group of people work all the time.

There is also a group of people that are always trying to be nice and likable.
Do you know someone that no matter what, they are always smiling and they always say that they are doing great?

Suppressing your emotions can cause you to have health problems later in life.

                                                  Never suppress your emotions. 
                                             Emotions are like water - let them flow. 
                    If you suppress them they will become stagnant and will cause disease, 
                                                       like stagnant water does.


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