10 Things Too Many Unhappy People Want More Than Happiness

It’s odd to think that you could want something more than happiness.

But look at your actions, your habits, your thoughts.

We all are aware of the “right” things to do, but can find ourselves neglecting our loved ones or our health our or work which directly leads us away from happiness.

This is in my book- I call it The Hidden Choice.

This post from Marc and Angel looks at 10 common things we do that take us away from happiness.

My favourite is number 4


4.  All those text messages, social updates, memes, and perfect Insta pics

If it entertains you now but will hurt or bore you someday, it’s a distraction.  Don’t settle.  Don’t exchange what you want most for what you kind of want at the moment.  Study your habits.  Figure out where your time goes, and remove distractions.  It’s time to focus on what matters.

A good place to start?

Learn to be more human again.  Don’t avoid eye contact.  Don’t hide behind gadgets.  Smile often.  Ask about people’s stories.  Listen.  You can’t connect with anyone, including yourself, unless you are undistracted and present.  And you can’t be either of the two when you’re Facebooking, Instagramming or Snapchatting your life away.  You just can’t!

If you are constantly attached to your smartphone and only listening with your ears as your eyes check for the next social update, you are ripping yourself off of actually experiencing real relationships and real life.  The same is true for texting too.  Yes, someday you will be slapped with the reality of a missed MEMORY being far more unsettling than a missed TEXT!

Full post here.