Pearls of Wisdom
for the New Year
as seen in BRITE Magazine
Eva Krzewinski, MBA.,CHRM
Co-Founder/President Pearls for Women
A Pearl of Wisdom is defined as a succinct insightful saying, a
piece of advice, or a moral precept. As a New Year's toast we tend to hear and
say “Here is a toast to good health, happiness and success.” Well, who doesn't
want to be healthy and successful because this surely will lead to happiness…
right? But most people will be about
as happy as they decide to be. The mind is such a powerful tool as it guides us
in our decisions and processes. So why
is that a person who has health and wealth cannot find happiness? Because being
happy is a choice we have to make everyday. The true happiness we seek is
within us. Happiness is a state of mind and what makes one person happy is
different for every person. Here are a few tips on easing your life so you can
be happy. I promise you that a bit of true happiness will make a WORLD of
difference in your health and your well being.
Be grateful everyday for the little things you have in your
life and around you. Stop and smell the roses. Be grateful for your friends and
family who love you and look out for you. Be grateful you have your health and
count your blessings.
Get rid of negativity because a negative outlook on life
will bring you down. Negative feelings
are a choice you make. Negativity is like a disease that eats away at your
happiness. It can ruin your entire emotional state of mind if you let it so
don't let it.
Positive self talk is so important. We are our own worst
critic. Choose your words wisely. Be kind to yourself and love yourself.
Things happen for a reason-both good and bad. Life and the
universe don't always pan out in the time frame you want. Understanding that
there is a time for everything will help you realize that if what
you wished for doesn't happen today, then there is a reason; and the
day it does happen it will be better than you could have ever dreamed it to be.
Believing that the possibilities of what you really want are
already on their way will help you manifest that happiness in your life.
Surround yourself with positive people. Take a look around
at the people you communicate with on a daily basis. Does simply being
around them make you feel good inside? If not, then it's time to seek
people who make you feel good about yourself. Talking with people who
really enjoy life will help you become a happier person yourself since their
positive energy will rub off on you.
Take time to relax and rejuvenate. It’s so very important to
make time for yourself. You cannot be everything to everyone and lose yourself.
If you need to, make an appointment with yourself to do whatever you want.
Read, meditate, call a friend, walk the dog, exercise, or do whatever you want. Afterward your brain is recharged and ready
to act on things that will create your happiness.
Now you have a choice to make. You can choose to wallow in
negative thoughts or you can decide to be happy. Yes, things might come along
that can put a damper on your happy feeling. But you can choose to get back up,
dust yourself off and walk away with a smile on your face. The choice really is
Go ahead and make a daily effort to seek out your own
happiness. Before you know it, the majority of your life will be happy and
carefree, and that will allow more happiness to manifest itself in your life.
It's a win win situation. I love the freedom to choose my
happiness. I know it can be a good or bad day since it will be the way I
make and design it.