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Happiness

How to Make Better Decisions: Why Happiness is the Best Compass of Which Direction You Should Go in Your Life.

How to Make Better Decisions: Why Happiness is the Best Compass of Which Direction You Should Go in Your Life.

Decision-making can be excruciating, especially if it's an especially important decision. If you are like me, your mind swirls with worry about making the “right” decision or the “best” decision, endlessly swinging between options like a pendulum out of control. You try to take every possible factor into consideration: “How will this person feel? Am I letting someone down? What will the future be like if I go this way?” (And so on, and so on, and so on...for hours or even days.)

I’m happy to report that I've finally figured out a better way to make decisions, and it's made my life a whole lot easier.

Choosing Happiness Even When Things Are Difficult

Choosing Happiness Even When Things Are Difficult

I am a smiley kind of person; I can't help it. I love people and I automatically smile when I meet someone's eyes.

I stopped at a gas station today and ran in to grab a water. I smiled at the cashier and greeted him cheerfully. He responded, "Wow - you must have a really easy life to be that happy." 

Um, no. In the last 8 weeks, my beloved dog died and we went through two failed adoptions. So no; it's been anything but easy. 

How to Get Through a Bad Day: 4 Simple Ways to Feel Better Now

When you are in the middle of a gut-wrenchingly awful, pound-your-head-into-the-wall-terrible kind of day, it's hard to imagine that you might be able to make it better. 

We all have bad days. So, here are a few coping tactics I've employed on the most awful of days: