Reframe your negative experiences.
In his book, Achor explains that people experience happiness based on how they perceive their daily experiences. He says, "Happiness is not about lying to ourselves, or turning a blind eye to the negative, but about adjusting our brain so that we see the ways to rise above our circumstances." Make a list of the the situations that put you in a bad mood, and then write out how you can reframe those experiences in a positive light. Did you learn something new? Did you start a new chapter? Did you grow in a relationship?
Embrace your failures.
We all make mistakes and it is easy to get hung up on our shortcomings. But when we can view our failures as growth opportunities, we are happier, and more successful. Failing at something is just finding out what didn't work. Failing is a stepping stone to getting it right next time. Write down your recents fails and think about how they projected you forward rather than set you back. What did you learn from them? How did you set yourself up for better success next time? Think of the hardship you endured because of mistakes you made as the tuition for the lesson learned. We can't always get it right but we can always grow.
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