I tasked the interns with contacting all of you to see what kind of life tips you’d like, but since this blog has almost 14,000 followers, one of them might not have gotten to you yet. Please be patient.
In the meantime, an overwhelming number of those contacted asked for tips on how to be happier and better enjoy life.
Challenge accepted, Modern Philosophers!
I don’t think this is a problem that can be solved in one post, so tonight’s article will focus on identifying the things that might be making you unhappy. Once you figure out what’s causing the unhappiness, you can work on being happy.
Make sense? Good. Here’s my best guess as to what’s got you down…
The obvious solution is to find another job that you like better, but we all know that isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Unfortunately, most of us weren’t born independently wealthy, and we need to work in order to keep food on the table and clothes on our back. If you’re not bold enough to look for another job, you could just take on a couple of part time ones as well so that you’re so exhausted all the time you don’t have the energy to dislike your job. Exhaustion is a much simpler problem to fix.
Another option would be to make some fun friends at work so it feels less like a job and more like hanging out with your buds for eight hours.
I highly recommend you watch “Office Space” for more ideas on how to deal with a job that you simply cannot put up with any longer.
Relationship Issues. You’re not in the dating world, so that probably means you’re either married or in a relationship. So this one is definitely on you.
Simplest solution is to get out of a relationship that makes you unhappy. Come join me in the dating world and replace relationship angst with lonely, single angst.
Fixing a bad relationship can be done. It’s just going to take some effort, patience, compromise, and perhaps the selling of your soul. There was something that made you fall in love with this person, so figure out what it was and rekindle that flame.
Couples therapy is always an option. You might bond again over hating your therapist!
I suggest moving to a Communist country, and money will no longer be an issue.
I’ve cut back on things to help make ends meet, so that is definitely an option if you want to remain a member of a Capitalist society. I got rid of some cable channels, refinanced my mortgage, and laid off my personal chef and masseuse. Don’t worry, though, I made sure they got fair severance packages and awesome letters of recommendation.
Dissatisfaction with self-image. Most people aren’t happy with how they look. Some things you just can’t fix, and other things you can blame on genetics. However, you can do something if you’re out of shape.
Go on a diet. Workout. Live a healthier life. You’d be amazed at how much happier you’ll be when you look in the mirror and barely recognize yourself.
Whining about being fat and out of shape will do nothing to fix those problems. However, if you put down that pound cake and go for a run, you might see some changes.
While I can’t advise you to eliminate fellow family members, you can withdraw from the family unit and lead your own life.
Moving to Maine and limiting contact with your family does really cut down on the stress. Or so I’ve been told. By the interns.
Not eating enough ice cream. Ice cream fixes everything. I bet you would be much happier if you got up right now and scooped out a bowl of it. Go ahead. This blog post isn’t going anywhere.
I don’t have the data right here in front of me, but I’m sure ice cream has been scientifically proven to make everything much better.
Maybe you could try eating ice cream at work and kill two birds with one stone…
This is the easiest problem on the list to fix. Stop rooting for those losers from Fenway, and pick any one of the other wonderful teams in the league.
You’ll find yourself happier instantly.
You finally realize you aren’t the son of a Jedi, hidden on Earth to protect you from the Emperor and the Sith. This one really hits home for me. I spent most of my life wishing for this scenario to be true. Once I finally accepted that I was really just a plain, boring citizen of Earth with no ability to channel the Force, my life got a little better.
I think this is a good place to stop for now. Hopefully, these tips will come in handy and you can begin making the adjustments needed to be happier.
If not, there’s always a future blog post offering more advice. That should put a smile on your face…