Happiness and success aren’t about how your life is perceived by others. They’re about how life feels to you.

A very short post this week, primarily to share the attached image ahead of a more focused post next week on what success means to you.

Regarding the words in the image, it is so easy to forget this, especially with modern day life placing such great importance on sharing every minute detail of our lives with others and waiting for the subsequent likes, comments and validation from others. I frequently think that many have us have lost the ability to identify and do the things that bring happiness to us, without anyone else needing to know; that we’re much less able than previous generations to find and appreciate the things which create our own happiness.

Please don’t get me wrong. This isn’t me embarking on a ‘social media and addiction to screens is rotten to the core’ rant. I’ve written many times about the good and bad points, though I do believe it’s vitally important to find that balance; to know when social media is good for us but also to understand when we need to take a step back and focus on ourselves rather than others. Wouldn’t that lead to a much happier life? It isn’t just about social media either – this relates to any element of life where we have a deep-rooted need to impress others and keep up with the Joneses.

Anyway, more on this next week. As always, thanks for reading, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others. But especially yourself.

Best wishes.

Mick

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