5 Beliefs You Must Give Up To Be Happier
These are 5 beliefs you must give up to be happier. Use the principles of growth mindset to overcome the mental load that isn’t serving you.
It’s truly said that our thoughts create our reality. Our minds are so super powerful that we can change our lives just by changing the way we think. A lot of the time, we hold ourselves back with destructive mindsets and limiting beliefs.
These limiting beliefs prevent us from being our best selves and live a happier life that we always imagined.
Most of the time you don’t even realize the limiting beliefs that your mind is fed with. It’s only when you take a step back and start doing some inner-work. Then, you realize how much your limiting beliefs have held you back.
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Here are some of the limiting beliefs you must give up to become happier
Blaming others for your current situation
If you have been holding grudges against people, you are really just harming yourself. It’s easy to blame people for our current situation and for our unhappiness. But the reality is other people don’t have a lot to do with our current circumstances.
It is hard to forgive the past, but holding on to past hurt will not bring you peace. Learn to forgive and practice radical forgiveness as a way to take ownership of your own mental and emotional health.
You are not a victim. You are an overcomer and even though you can’t control what happened to you, you can control how you respond to it. Forgiveness is an act of strength…and it is a very powerful way to bring you inner peace.
Happiness is an inside job and you’re responsible for your wellbeing more than anyone else on this entire planet. Do the work and release these thoughts of blaming others. It will be difficult in the beginning but you need to work on this to help yourself grow and be the best version of yourself.
‘I can never be happy because I don’t deserve it’ – negative self-talk
When we indulge in negative self-talk we often put ourselves behind the negative lens. The words that you say to yourself are super powerful and those negative words impact you the most. Imagine this: if plants can grow with the positive words, why can’t you?!
Break the habit of talking negatively about yourself and start practicing positive self-talk. Go in front of the mirror and say aloud how valuable you are and how much you love yourself. We are the only ones who can break or make ourselves, so make sure that you instill positive thoughts and help yourself to leave that negative mindset behind.
You are so loved and protected. Just practice a few positive affirmations and be conscious of your thoughts. As soon as you start thinking negatively, stop and break the chain. Reframe your thoughts and choose again.
Here are some affirmations to start with:
- My mind is sharp; my body is healthy; my soul is calm.
- My abilities are to overcome challenges are endless; my capabilities to succeed are infinite.
- My thoughts are full of positivity and my life is filled with prosperity.
- I trust the process – everything that’s happening with me now is for my ultimate good.
- I am good, loveable, and kind; I deserve all the happiness and success out there.
- I am thankful for the abundance I have.
Seeing the world with negativity
No doubt, the things happening around the world may look like evil to you and to everyone else. But with all the evil around, there are things that are good too.
You may feel the rush of negativity because of social media or the news that displayed all the negative stuff but you need to understand that these are from someone else’s perspective.
The world is not that bad as we have always imagined just because twitter and facebook told us is was. There are many kind and generous humans that surround you too. You just need to shift your perspective to attract that energy. Take off your negative lens and feel the beauty of the world.
Playing with a victim mindset
If you’re suffering from abuse or depression, it indeed is difficult to remove those negative thoughts and limiting beliefs but once you put in some conscious efforts, you really can help yourself.
This can be really challenging to change because many people never think of themselves as a victim. But sometimes, the fixed mindset and victim mentality is so ingrained inside our heads that we think these limiting beliefs are normal. It is important though to understand that victims are not always happy and to be happier you need to change my mindset.
You may truly be a victim of something horrible, but only you can do the hard work to work through your trauma or bad experiences and put yourself in control of how you will respond. You surely cannot be your hero if you don’t change your mindset.
Let it go even if it seems to be the hardest thing you have to ever do.
Do you believe you need to be perfect in order to be happy and successful? If so, you will always strive to attain perfection and still be never satisfied.
Perfection is a myth and no one in this entire world is perfect. You need to understand that perfection is nothing but a difficult mindset that is preventing you from doing the work. You won’t accomplish any task if you run behind getting it perfect.
I had this belief that whatever I do should be perfect and this unknowingly made me a procrastinator. I had to give up being a perfectionist in order to grow myself. We make mistakes and this is how we learn.
If you stop yourself from making mistakes in order to be always perfect, you will simply halt your progress.
Let go of this limiting belief of being a perfectionist or doing it all. These are never going to lead you to the path of happiness.
The beliefs that you must give up in order to be happy
Happiness is indeed an inside job and no one can make you happy except your own self. You need to help yourself to change these limiting beliefs in order to be your best self and find true happiness.
Doing this is challenging and intimidating in the beginning. But when you take one step at a time, you will realize small growth and progress towards your happier self.
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