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5 Brutal Life Lessons You Need to Learn to Be Happier

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Life isn't always fun and games. There will be many periods of time during our existence where we have to overcome obstacles to survive. Read on to discover the 5 brutal life lessons you need to learn to be happier.

5 Brutal Life Lessons You Need to Learn to Be Happier

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#1. Everything is temporary.

When someone passes away, loses their job, goes bankrupt, or gets divorced, it serves as a stark reminder that everything in life is temporary. You could spend your whole life working for a company who replace you with a younger, more cost-efficient employee. Or you could spend decades putting a partner's needs first for them to wake up one morning and decide to leave you. This is why you have to make accomplishing your dreams and doing what makes you happy your main focus.

#2. Worrying is a wasted emotion.

Worrying offers absolutely no value to our lives. It's a complete waste of our time and energy.

#3. We have to accept change.

Change is an inevitable part of life. We have to be ready to adapt so that we can accept and embrace change.

#4. Pursuing temporary feelings causes suffering.

True happiness comes from inner peace and being 100% content with what you have and who you are. Chasing temporary feelings of euphoria from material items creates a constant state of tension, restlessness, and disappointment. Those who practice the art of gratitude will be happier and reap more rewards from the universe.

#5. You have to know when to let things go.

Toxic relationships are energy vampires that eat away at your joy and vitality. One of the hardest, yet most important, life lessons is knowing when it's time to let people or things go when they no longer serve you.

What's your most significant life lesson? Tweet me @lorenridinger.