You Don’t Need a Reason to be Happy
Are you a single working woman? You dare to be different, dare to be independent and dare to be just yourself. You don’t kowtow to societal pressures or family demands. You are single by choice…
Are you a single working woman? You dare to be different, dare to be independent and dare to be just yourself. You don’t kowtow to societal pressures or family demands. You are single by choice (may be waiting for the right man or may be not). You are confident, happy and fiercely ambitious. But you are also under a lot of stress- the stress that comes from daring and from doing things differently. If you are one of these women then we have something for you that will help you combat the stress that may hinder your growth and development. All you have to do is make the following Dos and Don’ts a part and parcel of your life.
DO – Be an optimist
Do remind yourself again and again that the whole world is there; ahead of you waiting to be conquered. Your glass should always be half full and never half empty. People may find it difficult to accept a ‘career-oriented single woman’, at work as well at home. If you can’t change their thinking, then there’s no point in worrying about what others will think. So many times you worry not because there is an issue but because you have become a habitual worrier. Instead of thinking: ‘Will I find a man who will be supportive of my career,’ just go ahead and say yes to the man who will support your career wholeheartedly. You will soon realize that having a positive and optimistic attitude will reap positive results.
Don’t – Create problems that are not there
Many times your worries are the fruits of your own wild imagination. Can you recall how many times you have thought: ‘If only I had the figure of Cindy Crawford, if only I had the energy of a five-year-old, if only my boss wouldn’t boss, if only the men didn’t come too close … ‘
The list of ‘if only’ seems endless. We have a special stress buster to rid you of all these imagined worries. Set an alarm for 15 minutes and think of all the possible worries that you can. As soon as the alarm goes off, rush to the bathroom and wash down all those thoughts down the washbasin.
Do – Be happy
Happiness is a perfect antidote for stress. Just be happy and watch all that stress vanish into thin air. The most important happiness is intrinsic – one should be happy with one’s own self. In fact make it a point that at least once in a day you tell yourself, ” I am happy, I am good and I love myself. ” Chant this mantra and you will see that all those problems that you thought were big are actually trivial. You don’t need a reason to be happy, but when you feel you do just write down five things that you think are great about yourself or your five greatest achievements. Do you still need a reason to be happy?