“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller
Have you ever found yourself wanting more?
More shoes, more money, more, more followers, more, more, more!
Often times society makes us feel as though, we must have more of everything to be happier or better. The more the merrier, right? This type of mindset isn’t something we’re born with, it’s a learned mindset.
It seems like more always equates to “better” but that’s not the case. If you live your life with this type of thinking, you can risk personal happiness because you’ll always be dissatisfied. Luckily, there are some things you can do to change your mindset.
The Problem With Always Wanting
When we give in and obsess over the things we want in life, we create dissatisfaction with our personal reality. Wanting makes it impossible for us to truly appreciate our present state because we feel like we’re missing out on something. This type of thinking takes us from a present mindset to one of anticipation and desire about the future.
How To Cultivate Happiness
To start, you must understand that stuff does not equate happiness. You’ve probably heard about separating your wants vs. needs in life. When you change your mindset to focus only on the things you need, you are welcoming happiness.
True happiness comes from within. It comes from giving, being mindful, practicing gratitude, and a long list of other elements that don’t cost a penny.
Redirect your focus and learn to nurture the things and people in life that are truly important like your friends, family, coworkers, your health and happiness. When you stop wanting more and appreciating what you have, you’ll live a happier life.