Our social media culture has convinced us that perfect happiness is not only attainable, but normal. But behind every perfect Facebook wall is a real life of joy, tears, fear, hope, love and averageness.
The reality is that life is made up of all kinds of experiences. Positive, negative and average. The way to be happy is to accept the average and even the negative experiences in your life. If you feel rotten when you get out of bed or anxious about a meeting with your boss, there is nothing wrong with you. People just feel rotten or anxious sometimes. Of course, if you feel rotten all the time, you may need to do something about it.
Don’t try to avoid every negative experience, because that will only occupy your mind with negative experiences. If you spend all your time trying to be perfect, you are only reminding yourself you are not perfect now. Accept a bad day, shrug it off and get on with life.