Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Use Memories to Control Your Happiness


It's common knowledge that memories can make you feel certain ways. If you spend too much time thinking about something sad, you'll eventually start to feel sad. Spend too much time on something someone did to piss you off? You'll start to blow things out of proportion and build up hatred inside of you. Everyone wants to be happy. That's probably one of the biggest goals (if not the biggest goal) in life, yet a lot of people let this one thing hold them back from living to their potential. You can change your mood instantly, just by changing the way you think and remember. 

Let's take an example from my life. A lot of times when I hear people talking about their friends or classmates from high school it's about the negatives. The bad things that these people did, the way that these people hurt them, how stupid they were, how needy they were... That doesn't do anyone any good. It brings up so much negative energy that it literally brings down everyone that hears it. There is no room or need for negativity like that in life. 

Well, what should we do instead? Think of the positives! You can give me the names of anyone from high school and I will give you a positive memory of them. It's not that I don't have bad things to say about them, because I do, but it's that I would rather remember the best versions of people than the worst versions. I want to attract positivity in to my life, and there's no way that I can do that when all I focus on is the negatives. 

Here's my challenge for you. Whenever you talk about a person in the next week only say positive things. Sure if something big happens and you need to rant to feel better, do that. But if you are just talking about people, gossiping, or reminiscing, focus on the positives. Laughter because of funny memories is 1000x better than laughter at the expense of another human, and the more you do it, the more you'll realize this. 

Let's manifest happiness this week. Let's be good, nice, humans this week. Let's change our memories. 
-Sienna


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