Why 'Conscious' Choices Create True Happiness

People struggle with making changes in their lives for the better. We all want to lose weight. We all want to have better relationships. We all want to attain something that is currently out of our grasp. We all want to achieve some level of success in whatever we do. The list can go on and on, but a lot of people are unable to change the way they define themselves which in turn creates stagnation.


If you look at the facts, not many people are able to make a positive change in their lives. There's numerous statistics published about the general unhappiness of Americans, but why?


No matter the situation we are born into or grow up in we all share one common power. The power of choice. We all have the power to choose and every choice we make defines us as a person.


I don't believe there is a right and wrong choice in every situation, but I do know that our choices affect the outcome of our lives. If you're mainly unhappy in your day-to-day life, you made a choice that put you in that situation. Think back...You may have made a choice that you perceived to be right, but it made your life exponentially worse than if you would've walked down another path. So there may not be a right and wrong choice, but every decision we make can turn out to be positive or negative as time moves forward.


So why can't people make positive changes?


When we constrain ourselves it becomes extremely difficult to break bad habits. Take weight loss for an example. A person wants to lose weight, but they can't resist the cookie because they think they were just meant to be overweight. You can also see this in unhealthy relationships. If someone is unhappy in a relationship, but they feel that they need a person to go on they continue to suffer. All it takes to change is a conscious choice. Notice I don't just say it takes a choice! Change takes a conscious choice which means you are aware of the things that will keep you constrained and don't allow them to seep into your life.


If you're unhappy, make a conscious change. We know what we have to do in order to be happier or improve ourselves. It's easy to get worse and it's easy to get better. The only thing that separates these two fates is a conscious choice.

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Tanner Kern is a 22 year content creator and endurance athlete from Connecticut. He is the host of The Tanner Kern Podcast and creator of "It's a Process: My Tips for Becoming the Best Version of Yourself."

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