Happy-Employee-620x480* DROP the negative people in your life. Negative people are energy suckers, they suck the life out of you until you get down to their way of thinking.  It can be tough if you work closely with someone who is like this, or have family members who are like this. Drop them gradually … or at least stay out of their way as much as possible.

* DROP dwelling on your past.  Can you go back and change it? No! So why dwell on things that have happened in the past when there is nothing you can do to change it? You can make amends for the past, you can say you’re sorry about something you’ve done in the past, but the fact remains it can’t be changed. The more you dwell on the past, the more your mind lives there and not in the present.

* DROP focusing on past mistakes. This tip is a bit of a cliche: Your mistakes serve as a reminder of what not to do in the future, it’s as simple as that. Nobody has ever succeeded without failing a few times, so making mistakes is inevitable if you want to live a more successful and happier life.

* DROP trying to please everyone. It’s impossible to please everyone, even if you’re the nicest, most loving person in the world there’s always someone who will not like you for some reason. Let it go, it’s okay for some people not to like you, and it’s okay to stop going out of your way to try and please them. Be yourself, and if someone doesn’t like you for being yourself at least you’ll respect yourself for being you.

Source: Sammie U. Aysan, an Executive Assistant with Duke Energy Corp.