Why Learning to Let Go and Adapt Is a Shortcut to Happiness

Each cloud has a silver lining, and each silver lining has a cloud.

We could always be chasing the next thing, looking for greener grass. But if we do this, the grass will always be greener.

In the same way our new, latest model dream car becomes not so new, or the dream job turns out to be a bit tougher than we thought.

Everything has good and bad, so stop expecting perfection and clinging onto an unrealistic ideal. This results in us always be disappointed.

Life changes as the seasons do.

Embracing this is key to happiness, as is living in the present and enjoying each moment as it is. Whatever is happening now won’t last, which is great news if we’re going through a tough time but not so great if things are going well and we’ve just got the promotion we wanted or met our soul mate.

Life is not about what happens to us but how we react to it, and some of our biggest disappointments can lead to better things in life, bringing us new beginnings if we learn to adapt and embrace change.

Keep looking for the good in every moment and learn from the tough ones.

This is how we not only survive but thrive: by embracing each moment for what it is and choosing to make the best of it.

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