5 Rules for a Happy Mind

Follow these principles for calmer moods and fewer worries

Nick Wignall
Sep 22 · 9 min read
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The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

― John Milton, Paradise Lost

1. Be curious with your emotions

When you try to avoid painful emotions, you only make things worse in the end.

2. Be compassionate in your self-talk

Things don’t cause us to feel bad; it’s our thoughts about things that determines how we feel.

3. Be realistic with your expectations

Expectations are often unconscious defense mechanisms we use to make ourselves feel better.

4. Be assertive in your relationships

5. Be clear about your values

For your values to be strong enough to impact your behavior, they must be clear enough to take action on.

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Nick Wignall

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Psychologist and blogger. I help people use psychology for meaningful personal growth: https://nickwignall.com

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Psychologist and blogger. I help people use psychology for meaningful personal growth: https://nickwignall.com

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