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I think that most people would agree that their emotional and psychological wellbeing is pretty important to them. It’s odd, therefore, that we overlook or ignore these aspects of living for so much of the time. Often it is only when something goes wrong that we decide to do something about it. When we get depressed, anxious or worried we decide to seek help.

We need to maintain and care for ourselves and this includes what is on the inside just as much as what others see. Some would even say get the inside right and the outside will take care of itself. The path to happiness and contentment lies this way, and it is our path, nobody else’s.

It’s always useful to find a guide when trying to find your way or exploring unfamiliar territory, but use a guide with caution. Remember that though they might understand the terrain, they cannot know anything about your path, or where it will lead.

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Never Mind What Others Think

what others think

Even though we don’t realise it when we say we know what someone thinks about something, we are guessing. Even mind-reading – in a fairground or on stage – is trickery.

Yet we often allow our own thoughts and behaviour to be goverened by what we claim someone else will think. Maybe it’s time to review what we ‘know’.

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One thing better

Getting things done is not half as satisfying as doing things well. This is because we get personal satisfaction from giving something all our attention, doing it to the best of our abilities, being absorbed in it while we are doing it, and looking back with pride at a job well done.
“Enough time” has nothing to do with it, as you’ll see.

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