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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Do Something that Makes You Happy

I know what you're thinking: "Duh!" This may be the dumbest sounding thing you've ever heard.

But wait, hear me out: How often do we deny ourselves the right to do something that makes us happy?

Sometimes it's because we "don't deserve it." Sometimes because of "the kids," or "Mom," or "the Boss." Sometimes because we "can't afford it" or it will "distract us from our mission."

But what mission is more important than being happy? And how much could it really cost? And will it really hurt others?

I'm not advocating that you run off and become irresponsible. But I'm sure there's something you can do that will make you happy without violating all those standards you've got for yourself.

Bottom line: We often prevent ourselves from doing things that make us happy because there's that little voice in our heads. The mind can be a powerful ally, but it can also be a powerful impediment to happiness.

So what is it? What could make you happier right now?

Do it.

You'll be happier.

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