Thursday, 26 March 2009

500th post... YAY ME.

500th post, 50 things.... 

I landed on this page through Stumble Upon. I found it to be a quite interesting list of things to avoid if one wants to be happy.

I have made it my mission to become happy. I think it is definately a decision we make and happiness is hopefully within the reach of most of us.

I am one of the lucky ones. I have three beautiful, healthy and (mostly) happy children. Lots of good and caring friends. My mum is alive cares about me a lot. My house is beautiful, comfortable and snake free. I have food in the cupboard / fridge, money in the bank and a warm bed / soft pillow. So...

I will take onboard these things, a roadmap of what NOT TO DO!!

50 Ways To Make Yourself Miserable

  1. Compare yourself frequently with others.
  2. Belittle yourself.
  3. Don’t believe in dreams, you think dreams only happen when you are sleeping.
  4. Say yes to everybody and everything.
  5. Work in a job you hate.
  6. Complain about everything.
  7. Complain about everything to your friends.
  8. Suspicious of everything.
  9. Counting your troubles.
  10. Harbor negative thoughts.
  11. Trying to please everyone and let everyone walk all over you.
  12. Constantly think about the past.
  13. Constantly think about the future.
  14. Focusing on what you lack.
  15. Focusing on what you don’t want.
  16. Need others to validate you constantly.
  17. Think of everything that can possibly go wrong in your life.
  18. Being jealous easily.
  19. Always envy others and never grateful of what you have instead.
  20. Imitating others due to lack of self confidence.
  21. Lacking self esteem and cause others to dislike you.
  22. Think the world revolves around you.
  23. Constantly judging others.
  24. Absorbing all the bad news daily in the papers.
  25. Junk food is your best companion.
  26. Exercise is your worst enemy.
  27. Think that things can only go your way.
  28. Do not accept others opinion.
  29. Lack of sleep.
  30. Lack of goals.
  31. Worry consistently about the sky is falling.
  32. Plan but never take action.
  33. Fail to plan.
  34. Feel that people around you are all jerks.
  35. Thinking there is no purpose in living.
  36. Being the “If Man”. If my father is the prime minister, then I will be successful. If ____ then I will be _____. (fill in the blanks)
  37. Lottery is the only way to success.
  38. Try to control everything that you can’t control.
  39. Expect to be appreciated.
  40. Expect others to be grateful to you.
  41. You will not forget about criticism.
  42. Hate people around you to be successful.
  43. Shirk responsibilities.
  44. Receive and never give.
  45. Do things that are easy.
  46. Overwork.
  47. Never forgive.
  48. Never give your best effort in things you do.
  49. Perfectionism.
  50. Choosing to be miserable.

Excellent. Now I know.



Natalie said...

Hmph! So now I do too! xx♥

Myst_72 said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!

That's an interesting list - I must work on no. 26!


Natalie said...

Oh, Yeah, 500 posts ~ totally cool, darling. WAY cool.xx♥

Lisa said...

way to go Morgs o fur
great folder too
better than everyone elses

Jen said...

Thanks guys - yes once we know, we cant 'un-know' can we... one of lifes greatest tragedies... or blessings.

Lisa, yes. Thank you. ahem

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 500!

This is a great list - I relate to pretty much all of them! I am going to copy the list and keep it close by, maybe work on one at a time! Thanks!

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Great list, hard to do all of them all of the time, but we can try and us happy people do try! (My post of today being a miserable, depressing exception!)

Michelle said...

No no no, you don't know until you know is a BLESSING. Really, and also a good excuse :)

Congrats on 500 pists indeed!

Cyndy said...

I KNOW people who live by this list.... and they specialise in being miserable..


Breeze said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!

This is my kind of negativity!


Dragonesque said...

Yay, Jen - congratulations on your great choice to be happy and also on your 500 posts ♥

Renee said...

Thank you for your birthday wishes.


These 50 things are choices so many people just keeping wanting to do.

Well you and I can be counted out of that, right?

Love Renee xoxo