How To Simplify Your Life

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1. Don’t try to read other peoples’ minds and don’t expect others to be able to read yours. Communicate if it is important to you.

2. Don’t expect to be friends with everyone. We all are different and we all like different things. Instead, invest your time in a few good friends. That’s all you really need to feel happy and fulfilled.

3. Create a budget and live within your means. Accruing lots of debt will only cause you to feel stressed.

4. Kill off the monster of jealousy and only compare yourself with yourself.

5. Organize your clutter and get rid of excess stuff. It will leave you feeling calmer and will save you lots of time.

6. Stay on the sidelines and don’t get drawn into pointless scenes and dramas in other peoples’ lives (unless it’s a crisis and you know you ought to help).

7. Finish what you’ve started and then do something else.

8. Treat every person you meet with respect and err on the side of being gentle and kind.

9. Accept that there are things that you can’t change or control and focus on the things that you can change or control.

10. Admit when you’re wrong, say you’re sorry, and then move on.

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Happiness Is The Small Things

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I’m beginning to recognize that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead but something small, numerous and already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset. Your little everyday joys all lined up in a row.
Beau Taplin

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Give People A Chance

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People aren’t always what you want them to be. Sometimes they disappoint you or let you down, but you have to give them a chance first. You can’t just meet someone and expect them to be everything you’re looking for and then be angry when they’re not every hope and aspiration you projected onto them. It’s foolish to believe that someone will be what you imagine them to be. And sometimes, when you give them a chance, they turn out to be better than you imagined. Different, but better.
Chloe Rattray

We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.

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Overworking Is Not Healthy

I hate glamorizing overworking. It’s not healthy. The fact that there are so many people going without sleep, food, personal hygiene (not to mention time for relaxation, personal time and socialization, which are very necessary for mental health) just to stay afloat is not something to be celebrated or applauded. It’s a problem, not a goal that all good employees should aspire to or a norm everyone should be expected to perform.

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Learn How To Walk Away

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Do yourself a favor and learn how to walk away. When a connection starts to fade, learn how to let it go. When a person starts to mistreat you, learn how to move on to something and someone better. Don’t waste your energy trying to force something that isn’t meant to be. Because the truth is, for every one person who doesn’t value you, there are tons more waiting to love you better. Do better.
Reyna Biddy

One can cut the body, and it will heal — but do it over and over again in the same spot, and you will scar. The soul cannot be so different.
Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor’s Soul

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