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Monday, 23 February 2015

Time to give up...

23rd February 2015
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.

Well short and sweet this morning as I'm driving to Maidenhead so need to get my wriggle on, need to sort mom before I go and leave her food and drugs etc ;-)

So I've decided to borrow todays blog from a pinterest pic because I know a lot of people are giving stuff up for Lent at the moment and I'm not a big fan of that idea, especially when it's usually a food item you love to eat such as chocolate, so here's some suggestions for things I agree would help us all to get a little happier;

15 Things to Give Up If You Want to Be Happy

1. Give up your need to always be right.
Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind? — Wayne Dyer

2. Give up your need for control.
By letting it go, it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. When you try & try, the world is beyond winning. — Lao Tzu

3. Give up on blaming others.
A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. — John Burroughs

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. — Eckhart Tolle

5. Give up your limiting beliefs.
A belief is not an idea held by the mind; it is an idea that holds the mind. — Elly Roselle

6. Give up complaining.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. — Ziggy

7. Give up the luxury of criticism.
Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. — Christian D. Larsen

8. Give up your need to impress others.
Don’t try to impress others. Let them have the fun of impressing you. — James R. Fisher, Jr.

9. Give up your resistance to change.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. — Joseph Campbell

10. Give up labels.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. — Wayne Dyer

11. Give up on your fears.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. — Franklin Delano Roosevelt

12. Give up your excuses.
99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. — George Washington Carver

13. Give up the past.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. — Christian D. Larsen

14. Give up attachment.
The wise individual doesn’t get too attached to any of life’s pleasures, knowing that wonderful science is hard at work proving it’s bad for him. — Bill Vaughan

15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations.
The world is a mirror and reflects back your expectations. What you get is what you see. You create your own reality. — Denis Waitley

I like them a lot, they originally come from http://infographicaday.com/15-things-to-give-up-if-you-want-to-be-happy/ which took the idea from http://worldobserveronline.com/2012/04/25/15-things-you-should-give-up-to-be-happy/

See rarely is an idea original, we're all very similar but also very unique.  Embrace your individuality and choose to be happy, if you can through in some healthy too, all the better.

Now wish me luck as I attempt to make it 'food wise' through a day which is out of the norm for me and I haven't planned at all for!  I can feel a stop at a petrol station or a M&S service station for supplies - I'll make them healthy ones though I promise. 

Have a great day BeYOUtiful, yay it's Monday!

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