If You Want to Feel Happy, Stop Focusing on What Makes You Unhappy

You do get more of what you focus on

Elaine Hilides
Pragmatic Wisdom
Published in
5 min readMay 18, 2024

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Eye peering through ripped paper, focusing on what is in front of them
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

I got a parking fine yesterday, which was a bummer. But I had a lovely day with my daughter.

On the way home, I noticed myself brooding on the fine and saw how my mood dipped. Then I thought about my day, and my mood instantly lifted. This change of mood happens all…

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Elaine Hilides
Pragmatic Wisdom

I can help you go from anxious to peaceful. Wellbeing coach for over a decade. Author, and International speaker, lives by the sea. elainehilides.com