I tried to find it in money, but it was not there either.
But when I placed myself in tune with what I believe to be the
fundamental truths of life, when I began to develop my limited ability,
to rid my mind of all kinds of tangled thoughts,
and fill it with zeal and courage and love,
when I gave myself a chance by treating myself decently and sensibly,
I began to feel the stimulating, warm glow of happiness.”
– Edward Young
How many of us treat ourselves decently and sensibly? I believe that I love myself and have healthy self-esteem, yet I continue to over-schedule myself — to make commitments I know I can fulfill, but only at the expense of my inner peace and well-being. Many of us are like this. While we may ultimately feel proud of ourselves for doing so much on a daily and hourly basis, it could hardly be said that we are treating ourselves with kindness and sensibility. If stress is eating away at your happiness, it’s time to focus less on doing, and more on being content with who and where you already are.