As you know I like to partner with people who affirm positive energy. Last summer I met Elia Gourgouris, Ph. D. and he introduced me to his #1 Best-Selling Self-Help book 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. Reading his book, there were several ideas that stuck with me. The 1st Path is loving yourself. I think we’ve all heard the slogan “you have to love yourself before you can love others”. Reflecting on this premise, I realized we can’t be happy unless we are happy with ourselves. Even if all the outside things are good, we have a good job, nice house, loving partner, we may still be lacking in happiness if the component of self-love is missing.
So how do we create self-love? Dr. Elia writes we need to recognize our self-worth. Roadblocks to truly loving ourselves can include:
· comparison to others
· life out of balance (physical, emotional, spiritual)
· failure to take action towards a valued goal
· making S.M.A.R.T. goals
· being accountable
· dealing with our Inner Critic
· thinking we need to be perfect
· inability to embrace out true selves
If we can recognize challenges and work towards embracing our self-worth then we have a crucial piece towards lasting happiness. I wish this for all of you.
All the best,
Elia Gourgouris Ph.D.’s book 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Paths-Lasting-Happiness-Ultimate-Success-ebook/dp/B00WVGDCQ0a. Elia is the founder of The Happiness Center, and organization dedicated to helping people achieve personal success and greater happiness. You can connect with Elia at www.TheHappinessCenter.com.
About the Author
Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in Colorado with her family and four legged and finned creatures. Her new adult Being Me series is now complete with Is This Me?, If I Could Fly, Think You Know Me, and Being Me. Her young adult books include Drops of Sunshine, Native One, and Kingdom of Embers. You can connect with Tricia and other readers on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14055439.Tricia_Copeland, Facebook www.facebook.com/TriciaCopelandAuthor, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authortriciacopeland/- Twitter www.twitter.com/tcbrzostowicz, LinkedIn, Pinterest www.pinterest.com/triciacopelanda/, and Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/8wque.