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How to Stop Being Miserable

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Friday, December 30, 2022

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Ray Edwards

This week's episode was recorded Christmas morning, 2022. I wanted to have a comfortable, intimate setting to relay some positive thoughts and exercises for the new year, so I chose to record at my kitchen table.

My premise is this: We can't be happy all the time, that's a delusion and an unrealistic expectation...BUT, we can have much less time being unhappy than we currently do - by a long shot.

There are ways you can manage your emotions and get some control over what makes you joyful. As we head into 2023, I have an excellent journaling exercise that will help you do just that.

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[00:17] Intro - Planning my best year ever
[00:58] Brain surgery update
[01:18] Perception of problems
[02:27] Being a rational optimist
[03:14] Happiness from within
[04:07] Realistic expectations
[04:50] Be mindful of your thoughts
[05:15] Your emotional "home base"
[07:04] Get free of emotional addiction
[07:32] The power of gratitude
[08:37] Emotions are signals
[10:32] Writing exercise
[11:26] My Crisis of Confidence

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Your Best Year Ever - Michael Hyatt

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Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com

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