Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Frills

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

1. Give up your need to always be right
2. Give up your need for control
3. Give up on blame
4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk
5. Give up your limiting beliefs
6. Give up complaining
7. Give up the luxury of criticism
8. Give up your need to impress others
9. Give up your resistance to change
10. Give up labels
11. Give up on your fears
12. Give up your excuses
13. Give up the past
14. Give up attachment
15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations

Which will you give up today?

Written by Luminita Saviuc
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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Perfect tips!
Happy Friday

Sabrina said...

A bit of a combination, but I think I'm trying to give up worrying about things in the future that haven't happened and that I can't control.


Jodie Marie said...

This is all such good advice!

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Katie said...

Such a nice post.

Linda B said...

Its so hard to give up some of these things, mostly due to pride. But they're truly what's holding us back from being happier!

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Jessica said...

Couldn't agree more.

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Alissa Gromova said...

Very good advices!!!
I should give up the past :)

Mindy Fan said...

This is very nice advice!
I like the one about giving up your past!

Seepz said...

Give up excuses! That's what I need to do! This is a great list. Sometimes all you need is for someone to pen it down for you.

Have a great weekend lovely.
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Pamela RG said...

We will try. These are great thoughts. Thank you for your concern and support for the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Indeed these things do hold us back from happiness. Thanks for the wise reminder.
Have a wonderful weekend Sam!

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Emmylou said...

I wanna give up all of them for the rest of my life:)
Have a great weekend, Sam.

Kim Alston said...

I need to work on some things! HAHAHA Thanks Sam! Thanks for stopping by my blog doll.

(Anna) la mode said...

Great post! The picture corresponds so well. I actually need to give up a lot of these things, I'm so bad : P I'm probably the worst at number 1. I'm so stubborn all the time!!


Rahul Bhatia said...

How can I give up reading the posts on this beautiful blog, Sam that too each Friday:) But that list is of give ups is the key to happiness! Have a lovely weekend!

Nora Armani said...

I like this post very much! It's very inspiring and motivational to be a better and happy person. It's hard to give up habitual patterns that stop us from going forward, but with practice it's very doable.
Thanks for sharing.


these post is beautiful, really inspiring! number four would definitely be what i need to give up!


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Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

Omg I love this, I seriously need to give up the need to control...

Imogen said...

So true. This is particulrly relevant to me. I have a lot of problems with this sort of thing and I am doing my very best to work on it at the moment.

getcarriedaway said...

so true Sam! beautiful words!
wish you a great weekend!


Michèle Kruesi said...

if I only could give my need for control :D

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Ileana said...

So true!!!! Should really fix some of these :S


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Miss Top Ten Image said...

Good morning love!! Today I will give up my fears, my past and my need to impress others.
Have a nice day sweetheart!!

Paola Lauretano said...

Give up the resistance to change.... great!!!!!!
Happy friday Sam!!!!

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Carolyne O' said...

I copy all these suggestions, I think that they are very helpful and sometimes I really need to give up something, our happiness is the most important thing... Isn't it? We deserve to be happy <3
Thank you for your words, that always made my day


Laviña Jampit said...

definitely like that "give up on your fears!" nice post! inspiring! :)

Denisa said...

I really like it. Great to read it. Have an amazing weekend.

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I will love to give it all up and enjoy life!
Have a blessed weekend dear!

Mira said...

I know what I definitely won't give up today. I won't give up complaining haha. Complaining is my base right. It makes me happy. Have a happy Friday Sam!!

xx Mira

dim_3fs said...

I want to give up complaining!

Have a lovely weekend!

Beauty Follower said...

Give up the past...

Have a lovely weekend dear Sam :)

Daniella said...

Wonderful post Sam my dear, so humbling! Thank you for the reminder ;)

Take care sweetie and have a lovely weekend,
Daniella xox

Valeria said...

Today I will give up my need to be always right and my past.
Have a great weekend.


Johlet said...

Lovely post!
So true!

kim bim said...

Brilliant words,they soak me.thanks for sharing.
Have a brilliant weekend.

Jackie Harrison said...

Great post I do not need to give up anything since I do not focus on any of that I always put god first than take the day as it comes. This its really me. Have a great weekend doll.

Gina said...

Great advice. Funny thing, I've been thinking about some of these very things lately!
I've missed you, and need to catch up on your posts. Things have been too too busy.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, Sam...and thanks so much for your kind words. I love having you visit my creative space:)
XO, Gina

Jessica Mattioli said...

This is very very nice advice dear!!!
Great post Sam ;)
Happy Friday doll!

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Dania Carbonini said...

I' m totally agree with every point!



Maja K said...

Definitely true. I've been working on some of these for my entire life ;) Step by step. Everyone needs a good practice ;) xx

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Elle Sees said...

i'm definitely trying a few of these today. have a great weekend, sam!

Jointy&Croissanty said...

Great tips! Have a nice weekend:)

Margaret Dallospedale said...

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LOLA FINN said...

Great blog! :) So much inspirations here!!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear <3

ELISA said...

I wanna give up stress!
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Denise Sabs said...

Now that I am back, I couldn't miss the great Friday Frills! Number 1 is totally OK with me, so that's a beginning. But numbers 4, 11, 13 and 15 are a real challenge for me. Well, at least... from 15 points... I still need to work on 4... not that bad at all, but these 4 really refrain me from many things in life... OK, working on that, as I said... thanks for this amazing Frills as always dear Sam, I love and need them! denisesplanet com

Tamina said...

really nice post :-) a lot of that is really true

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! You are right, all those things you listed just keep us away from happiness and we need to give up them all. I put in the first places fears, complaining and excuses; I think they are the most common causes which forbid us to live fully life. I need to improve in them too. I believe that happiness is just a positve attitude, the way we feel inside, not necessarily derived from the things that surround us. Happy Friday my dear, big kisses! xo

Anonymous said...

Easier said than done but I agree with every single point!

Ashley Phillips said...

Great post Same & your so right! Some would be easier to do then the others! But life is always a work in progress! have a great weekend dear!!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

1, 8 and 15 are my favourite ones! They transmit one important thing: don´t think what others think about you, be yourself and enjoy. Kisses and I wish you a lovely start of the weekend:)

his little lady said...

This is such a perfect post! Definitely having to work on number 1! :)
xo TJ

S said...

All great tips!
Another amazing friday frill! :)

Larissa said...

NICE post! I think I should give a several of those points.. starting fromt the first one :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah-M. said...

great post! I also think I should start from the first one ,)

Maddie said...

Thank you for such a powerful and encouraging post, Sam! I should try to fulfill at least some of those goals, especially the one about control, because as I have a lot on my plate at the moment (university, part time job, blogging, relationship) I have to control and manage my time as efficient as possible, but when I do have time I just don't know how to let things go, as I have been used to be in control of everything!

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Gail J said...

Appreciate the quote :)

Mihaela Pojogu said...

I give up to write daily and take it slower. More sleep is welcome.
Happy Friday dear!

Viktoriya Sener said...

It's number 7 definitely, and not only today!

Patricia G. said...

I will give up my fears!

Michelle LL said...

All of this are so true, we have to give up all of this in order to live a happy life. At the moment I'll probably give up making excuses and just get on with it :)

emi said...

amazing. needed to see this today! XOX
the well-traveled wife

Jayme and Mendi said...

Hey Sam! Always love your Friday Frills and what a gorgeous photo!!
Hope you have a happy weekend!

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Coco Colo said...

Fantastic words
One always has to be positive

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Every time it looks like you are talking to me personally!
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fhenny said...

such an inspiring post!

Lady parisienne said...

Yes, mostly I have to give up my fear!

What is in the hat? said...

Great list. Most of this I just have to give up.

Kacie Ellis said...

I totally agree with this! Sometime I have to remind myself to give up those things and it makes me much happier :)

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Karolina Antosik said...

perfect list for the weekend Sam
have a lovely weekend

Dascha Boonstra said...

Nice tips dear! Thanks for sharing.


Chadlen said...

Phew!! These are too many give ups!!! But anyway, I will start with N.15. I think it's the easiest for me...

Have a nice weekend dear

Oh to Be a Muse said...

A lot of these are easy to give up, but a couple...not so much. If I give up complaining then I feel like I don't care. Does that make sense?

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Dressed with soul said...

So true, dear Sam, and this what I try to do each day, to make me free from all things which burdens me because as I write I think really often, the most important person in our life are the own person and I often remember me that I came alone to this world and that I will go alone from this world. And equal what one will try to do as a favor to other persons, it´s never sure, that the favor is really this what the other person wants.

Thanks a lot for the great post, the wonderful photos and that you gave me this input.

Happy weekend for you!

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

BELULOVE said...

oo so beautiful

happy weekedn


JanM ♥ said...

I guess I'm going to give up #2. :)

Anngelik Martinez said...

I would need to stop complaining about certain things. These are great, and once I work on them I will be on the road to more happiness.



I do believe this is for everyone, I know that I needed this dose of inspiration. Thanks Sam dear. Happy weekend to you. xx/Madison

LaTasha Bunting said...

Hello Sam,

As always, I do love your Friday Frills! Another wonderful and inspiring Friday Frill! I hope you are doing well love!

With love,
LaTasha B.

Caro * said...

Beautiful photo ! Have a lovely week :)

Ivana said...

This is so true, Sam, but also so hard to accomplish don't you think? I definitely need to work on some of these elements!

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Miu said...

I think I should definitely give up my excuses first of all.