10 Qualities of Happy Women by Dan Baker, PhD and Cathy Greenberg, PhD with Ina Yalof
1. Believing in Yourself.
- No one can create unhappiness in me if I believe that I am doing my best.
- I have to let go of judgments about myself.
2. Knowing Your Truth Worth
- I have to think about myself and isolate what it is that I really like about myself and what makes me feel happy.
- I have to realize that it doesn’t work if I am looking outside of myself for someone else to make me feel better. I have to do things that make me feel good, by myself and for myself.
- Knowing I am not perfect, and I have made mistakes. At least I know who I am and where I am going. I feel like I no longer have to explain anything to anyone.
3. Taking Personal Responsibility
- How do I forgive myself for spending so much of my life on someone that isn’t working
coming from a perfectionist father? One of the most difficult things I had to learn is that it’s okay to admit mistakes and sometimes saying them out loud is more healing and beneficial than anything.
- I believe in kindness and good manners toward all.
4. Having Courage
- I would rather be alone and lonely than not be with the person that I can or want to be.
- It won’t matter what kind of car I drove or how much money I had in the bank. What will matter is if I have changed a small part of the world for the better.
5. Being Altruistic
- Serving others can help take your mind off yourself. Doing for others is what life is
6. Embracing Optimism
- It is a character trait and it was nurtured and enhanced by the attitudes. If people could just lighten up and see life in a positive way, it would find more inner peace.
7. Being ProActive
- Recognize within yourself that you’re braver than you know
- It’s my primary responsibility as a parent to cultivate optimism in my children, to show them that having faith and working hard can solve...