There were definite times in my life when I was looking to other sources to bring me happiness. And if I'm completely honest, I probably still do from time to time. I learned that my world is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of me. If I feel happy, then my world appears happy. If I feel abundant, then my world appears abundant. If I am happy in myself, then my relationships are happy too. Too many times I tried to manipulate outside circumstances so that I would feel good inside. Somehow somewhere trying to fill a void that I felt inside. I found that it never worked and the more I tried, the more frustrated and desperate I became. I realised that to a certain extent I was "plugging in" to outside circumstances as my source of happiness. When I realised this I started to train myself to "unplug" and to learn to find that source of happiness inside of me. When I was able to connect to that happiness inside, I started noticing that my world started changing too. It is so liberating to know that I am the source of my happiness and I no longer need to rely on any outside sources to bring me what I need. I can't pretend that it has been an easy journey, but each step has been well worth it.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Life Coach Southampton