True happiness is an "inside job". Look at a happy person's life and you don't see any magic or unicorns. There's nothing in them that isn't also in you. Though external realities can certainly play a role, happiness doesn't spring from what you have, what happens to you, the situation you are in, where you are, or anything else. Happiness doesn't have much to do with money, with achievement, or with possessions, because plenty of people have all three and are still not happy. In this guide, we'll approach happiness not as something you have, but something you actively do.
Even if you can't meet the expectations of others on a daily basis, don't excel at anything, or don't look like a Victoria's Secret model, everyone should be treated with respect, understanding, love, and acceptance - including you.
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Do you ever look at people who are successful, healthy, and happy and wonder what their secret is? Why you can't be like that? After more than a decade-long struggle with emotional eating, depression, and low self-esteem, I realized that the reason I couldn't be happy like the people I envied was that I didn't love myself. For me, developing self-love has been profoundly healing. I can hardly believe how effortless it has been for me to quit overeating, exercise daily, attract a loving relationship, and more.
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The dieting industry makes it seem like losing weight is some sort of rocket science. And so it's understandable that when someone seems to stay slender, it must obviously be because they're just naturally that way. By accident, even. We assume some special innate characteristics mean they get to run circles around the laws of physics, eat junk food, and end up with flat abs. The truth, though? Nobody is naturally thin.