Are you one of those who can’t figure out how to enjoy life? Many people are experts on making themselves (and others) miserable. So how can you flip-flop it? Here’s a start:
* Lighten up. G.K. Chesterton said that angels are able to fly because they take themselves lightly. So don’t take yourself so seriously. And don’t take matters so personally. Be hard to offend. I once heard it said that if you can laugh at yourself, you are in control.
* Laugh more. Perhaps your circumstances are so far gone that it’s time to just have a good laugh. I don’t mean to belittle, but it might just do your soul some good. Text a few friends, go have a steak and a beer, share some stories, and cut loose a bit.
* Don’t live in your past. Don’t let what you cannot control control you. We all have regrets. There are things we’ve done, and things done to us, that can own us for life. Don’t let it. Refuse it. Don’t bow to your past, make your past bow to you. In other words, let your past serve you with lessons learned. And move on to the joy ahead.
What do you do to enjoy life? What else would you recommend?