I'm enjoying another one of James Clear's quotes: 'Feel compliments as deeply as you feel insults'. But I would say, feel compliments deeply and let go of the insults, they are merely another person's opinion, and not true. Maybe that person was having a bad day, and you just happened to be in their vicinity. The aim is to feel as happy about life as possible. Do your best to not let someone else's 'grump' affect your mood or your day. :-)
"It’s crazy how 1,000 people can compliment you and you’ll spend all day thinking about the one person who criticized you." James Clear
This quote is from the book, Atomic Habits, by James Clear, which I'm currently reading, and I thought a lot of people could identify with this quote. More about this book in a future post when I've finished reading it.
When stressed our ‘Flight, fight or freeze’ response kicks in, when relaxed and happy we let go and are in ‘rest, digest and heal’. (These are the 2 nervous systems - the sympathetic and parasympathetic). How can you get to ‘rest and digest and heal’, specially when you are feeling uptight and stressed? When we are in the middle of a pandemic? Try breathing slowly and deeply, meditation, yoga, stretching, sighing, yawning, singing and chanting, exposure to cold, gargling
What is happiness? We all know we want it, but what is it? Is it contentment, joy, pleasure, peace, relaxation, satisfaction, wellbeing or other pleasant emotions? I think it’s all these feelings and more. Put simply, you could say happiness is feeling good – about yourself, other people, a situation or life in general. I used to focus on (worry, obsess, think repetitively about) the things that weren’t going well, things that (I believed) were stopping my happiness. If I cou