How Being Irresponsible Can Improve Your Life

WHEN YOU TAKE more responsibility for something than you actually have control of it, you're making yourself unnecessarily miserable.

If it wasn't really your fault or if it is something you really can't control, then taking responsibility for it, feeling that it is your fault, makes you feel bad and affects your health negatively.

If you feel responsible for something, ask yourself if you really can control the outcome. If not, give up your responsibility.

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Stress Control

Dale Carnegie, who wrote the famous book How to Win Friends and Influence People, left a chapter out of his book. Find out what he
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An extremely important thing to keep in mind is that judging people will harm you. Learn here how to prevent yourself from making this all-too-human mistake:
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The art of controlling the meanings you're making is an important skill to master. It will literally determine the quality of your life. Read more about it in:
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Here's a profound and life-changing way to gain the respect and the trust of others:
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What if you already knew you ought to change and in what way? And what if that insight has made no difference so far? Here's how to make
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Staff, H. (1989, January 5). How Being Irresponsible Can Improve Your Life, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, May 23 from

Last Updated: March 31, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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