With all the negativity in the world, it’s hard not to be a debbie downer. If you’re a millennial 20-something year old, you probably take a look at your life daily and go, wow, this is sad.
Your social life is netflix, your dating life is a series of unsolved mysteries, you're kind of a mess but kind of killin’ it too, and you often daydream about decent housing.
With all these things that run through your mind, it’s hard not to be pessimistic, especially when you factor in the craziness that goes on in the world.
But let’s be honest, apathy can be exhausting. It leaves you thirsty for happiness.
Scrolling down your facebook feed and seeing your friends do awesome stuff like get engage and backpack through Europe, doesn’t help either.
But you don’t have to travel the world to be genuinely happy.
You stream in your joy by taking your eyes off the negative and landing them on the good things that are going on in your life because there's no point in worrying about the negative, you just have to face it.
You find happiness in the little things.
You hard wire happiness when you stop looking for it in counterfeits. There's a difference between instant pleasure and fulfilling happiness.
Seeing your ex with someone uglier than you, scrolling down your facebook, eating a slice of cake, canceling plans, etc. will give you some kind of relief that won't last long and will leave you feeling empty.
But relief isn't happiness.
You stream in happiness when you learn to forgive and move on because those problems that plague your life no longer have a center.
Because you hardwire happiness when you become the center.
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