People Want To Steal Your Joy: 7 Powerful Ways To Protect Yourself

Sometimes, life can be maddeningly complex, and when people find themselves drowning in rough waters along the way, they tend to be rude, thoughtless, and pathologically myopic. 

And while it’s commendable to have compassion for other folks’ hardships, you should never let anyone steal your joy.

So what do you do when someone steals your joy?

Today, we’re exploring seven powerful ways to protect your joie de vivre.

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7 Mindful Parenting Tips To Enrich Your Family Life

It’s easy to lose your cool when one of your kids does something you’ve told him not to do a million times before.

It’s especially easy when you’re already feeling weighed down by worries and irritations that have been piling up in your internal world.

Maybe you’re thinking, “Being mindful is great when you’ve got time to relax, but when you feel agitated and justifiably frustrated with your kids, who has time to be mindful?”

Mindful parenting isn’t just for those moments when you’re about to lose your cool.

In fact, practicing mindfulness as a parent can help you stave off many of the situations that trigger emotional outbursts in your child and you.

And the more you make time to practice mindfulness as a parent — and teach your kids to do the same — the more time you create to enjoy the fruits of this habit.

Once you learn how to be a mindful parent (and what that actually means), you’ll wonder why you didn’t learn about it sooner.

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The Benefits Of Practicing Self-Reflection

Self-reflection isn’t for cowards.

It’s not “navel-gazing,” either. And it’s not something only introverts know how to do.

If you can ask yourself questions and answer them honestly, you can do this.

And the better you know yourself and your deepest leanings, the better you can understand and help others, too.

But how do you reflect on yourself? And what do you get out of it?

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