Chances are that you have heard the Bobby McFerrin song “Don't Worry, Be Happy!” That song advises you to not let worry overwhelm your life. Albert Einstein also said “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow…” Both of these sentiments seem very simple, but sometimes our life gets in the way and worry creeps in. However, to truly be happy you need to work toward banishing those worries from your life.
Mistakes happen every day, but you hurt yourself if you worry about them after the fact. Unfortunately, it is in human nature to beat yourself up about past mistakes and decisions.
Each and every mistake is an opportunity to learn. Any time you learn something you should be happy for the experience that you have had. Even if it has been a painful learning process you are better equipped to handle things in the future, and that is definitely something to be happy about.
You don't ever want to spend too much time living in the past. You are alive today, and you should be happy each and every day. Every day you are given is a blessing, and you should wake up each morning happy about the experiences that lie ahead of you.
One of the best ways to do this is to not worry about the future. The future is going to come, and things will go right and some things will go wrong. You are going to come up against some difficult situations.
Worrying about them does you absolutely no good! Worry doesn't make you happy. Worry doesn't stop those things from happening, and worry doesn't help you to handle tough moments better. So set the worry aside so that you can enjoy the day that you are in. “Don't Worry, Be Happy!”
Speaking of the future, it is important to find hope in the future. You can’t disregard the fact that it's coming. Yet you do want to prepare for a happy future. This can be accomplished by creating a self fulfilling prophesy.
Rather than living in fear and anxiety about what could be, create a happy plan of what you want to be. If you do this you can trust that things will generally go in a more positive direction. Why? In life you receive what you give, so if you are sending out happy and positive energies they will return to you!
This is the only life that you have, and you want it to be a happy one. The past has happened, today will fly by quickly, and the future is coming. Worrying about anything will only set you up for sadness and anxiety.
Find a happy and hopeful outlook to live in. If you do that you will find yourself embracing and cherishing each and every day! “Don't Worry, Be Happy!”
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