How to make yourself miserable? Here are some suggestions:
- Hold on to resentments.
- Expect people to change for you.
- Notice the negatives.
- Compare yourself to other people.
- Avoid awareness of the current moment.
- Anticipate the worst.
- Live in the past.
- Stubbornly resist inevitable changes.
- Stay in upsetting situations.
- Hang around with critical people.
- Beat yourself up about mistakes.
- Say “yes’ to everything.
- Say “no” to everything.
- Squelch your creativity.
- Let your fears control you.
- Cultivate your distrust of the unknown (especially other people).
- Stay small so you won’t “bother” others.
- Avoid things that might make you happy.
- Decide you’re too old to learn.
- Decide you’re too young or inexperienced to know enough.
- Be so invested in a particular outcome that you don’t have a Plan B.
- Focus on should’s rather than could’s.
- Do not indulge in hope because you might get disappointed.
- Do not read the hilarious and helpful book “How to Make Yourself Miserable” by Dan Greenburg with Marcia Jacobs.
I hope none of my other photos make you miserable, here and now.
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Heaven knows I’m not miserable now that I’ve written today’s daily blog. Thanks to all who helped me create this post and — of course! — to YOU.