Friday, July 19, 2013

Don't let self-pity destroy your life

Considering what's been happening in the U.S. the past few years, it's pretty easy to fall into a pattern of self-pit, bitterness, grudges, and even hatred.

It could be directed at the government, at the bank that forced you out of your home, at the corporation that kicked you out of a job you believed was secure, or at any individuals who played a part.

Even if you haven't had any financial disasters, you could be feeling a great deal of resentment because people you care for have been harmed by this economic chaos.

The truth is, those feelings won't help a thing - but they will harm you. 

So instead of letting them fester, take action and take back your own joy in living. 

Start by investing in a bottle of Dr. Bach's Willow flower essence, and take it regularly. That will help you re-
balance your energies and have the desire to go back to living a joyful life. 

Then take stock of all the good things in your life. List the people and animals who love you. List your capabilities (that no one can take from you). List the small courtesies that have been paid to you by perfect strangers. List the possessions you enjoy having and using. In short - look around with gratitude. 

It's a truism that the more you thankful you are, the more you'll have to be thankful about. 

A second benefit is that once you get back on track to living a happier life, solutions will come to you. You'll be able to see things you could do to improve the situation, whereas you couldn't see them at all when you were under the spell of self-pity. 

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