Not Happy with What You Have?

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Are you struggling to be happy with what you already have? Are you constantly wanting more?

Well, you may know by now that being content with what you already have is a major component of being happy.
Here are some quick tips to help you stop focusing on what you don’t have and be happy with what you do.

Break from Social Media
One reason people often feel they aren’t happy with their lives and what they have is that they see friends, family or celebrities with things they don’t have.

If this sounds like you (be honest), it is time to ignore these people on social media. And if it is more than just a few people, but social media as a whole, then delete or ignore those apps and accounts completely. Less time on social media can help you avoid the comparison trap and be happier with what you have.

Take an Inventory
It may sound strange, but sometimes just making a list can help you be happy with what you have. Take the time to list all the amazing things you have in your life.

And not just things; include on your gratitude list those attributes and skills you are thankful for and for people you are glad to have in your life. For best results, make these kinds of lists regularly.

Celebrate Often
Another reason that people find that they can't be happy with what they have is that they are waiting around only to celebrate the major milestones of life. But there are only so many big milestones.

Instead, start celebrating the small wins in life, no matter how small they may be! Did you get through an entire week of workouts? Tell all your friends! Or maybe you decorated a new wall. Why not send some pictures to your family? Celebrating the small wins in life will help you realize how many amazing things you have to celebrate! These mini-celebrations will help you see and be happier with what you have.

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Sometimes, it can be quite the challenge to be happy with the things you have in life. But if you quit comparing yourself to others on social media, you may find this is a huge help for your happiness. Then, add to that the practices of regularly making a gratitude list and celebrating the small things. You’ll be amazed. . .and happy with what you have.

Resources
What is Happiness?
Keys to Discovering Happiness

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