100 Rules of Happiness
Pay attention to your emotional wounds daily.
Just as we pay attention to minor physical issues like a headache, a bad tummy, or a cut, we also need to pay attention to emotional wounds regularly. The big stuff like the loss of a loved one or a job, or heartbreak, is something that we notice. But the small emotional wounds that occur on a more frequent basis often get neglected, and they are the ones that gradually and subtly chip away at your emotional wellbeing. Things like being ignored, someone being rude to you, or putting you down, harsh feedback at work, small deceptions, failures, insensitive comments and the like. Do not let these pile-up and create cracks in your self-worth. Instead, take stock of them daily. Pain needs attention. Audit, acknowledge, embrace and address it as it happens.