4 Things You Don’t Give Two Hoots About When You’re Truly Happy In Life

Have you ever experienced that feeling, you know, that feeling?

The one when either work is a bit crappy, your other half is being a pain or you’re in a funk and things generally just aren’t feeling right? Then suddenly, something good happens and in the blink of an eye, the funk has vanished, your purpose has returned and you feel like life really is for living.

Don’t worry, we all slip in and out of these moments but the happiness feeling does overrule and it transforms everything. The funk, what funk? That was ages ago and you can’t even think of what the fuss was all about. The things that felt like they mattered before, no longer do and you’re feeling on fire. Bring on the next opportunity. Right?!

It takes time and practice to design the life you want, to enjoy doing the things which make you happy, to have the ability to say no sometimes and to be free in achieving your dreams. When you’re living the life which makes you feel upbeat and elated, there are some things which no longer matter, things which would have annoyed you before.


Being able to spend time with yourself, for yourself can be one of the most powerful things you can do. Long gone are the old thoughts of spending time alone resembling you’re a saddo or a ‘billy no mates!’ It’s a sign of strength, independence and an opportunity to reconnect with your inner self.

You don’t give two hoots when are comfortable with spending some time alone, you enjoy the healthy aspects of solitude and aren’t afraid to acknowledge when you need to rest and recharge.

If you want to be strong, learn to enjoy being alone
lady reading a book in a park, alone

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Oh, those dam put-downs, the cruel, critical, unkind words people can say. It’s never nice to be on the receiving end but there is always going to be someone, somewhere whether online or face to face, lurking ready to launch at you.

You don’t give two hoots when you realise this is saying more about them than you when you can laugh it off and you know you most certainly don’t need their approval. What happens is that these unkind words are designed to provide the put-downer with some kind of superior feeling but when you can see it highlights their hidden issues and insecurities you can take a deep breath, let them recycle their issues and go about enjoying your day.

Noone can make you feel inferior without your consent
~Eleanor Roosevelt

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Ahh that anxiety, the inability to step off the hamster wheel, it can happen to the best of us. Including me. It isn’t easy nowadays with the rise of social media, the desire and sometimes the pressure to be ‘perfect’ but trying to be everything can take its toll.

You don’t give two hoots when you aren’t afraid to say no and you are at peace doing the things you actually do want to do.

Content lady sitting with an apple looking up

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For some change can bring about nervousness, it’s a disruption, something unplanned. But this fear of the unknown can prevent us from living our lives to our full potential.

You don’t give two hoots when the change becomes a moment of excitement, presenting options, opportunities. Relaxing and realising that everything happens for a reason allows the initial nervousness to be replaced by thoughts of adventure.

Stop thinking of what could go wrong, and start thinking of what could go right
Group of friends holding wine glasses chatting

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What are the things you don’t give two hoots about?

N x

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  1. April 25, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    Love this! Super, uplifting post that reminds me to stop worrying! I think I know I’m super happy when I’m just caught in what I’m doing. Meaning, I’m not stressing about everyone else or letting things around me affect what I’m doing. xxx

    • niccimcshane
      April 25, 2018 / 4:10 pm

      Thank you so much!! That’s exactly how I feel too. I almost feel relieved if that makes sense that I’m not carrying the stresses of the world and of silly things I shouldn’t be worrying about xxx

  2. April 25, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Love this post, especially the quote from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt . So very true. I stopped thinking about what people thought about me about 20 years ago. If someone has a problem with me, I go that Taylor Swift route and “shake it off”. The only person I have to please is myself and the Lord above and many times that fails but I’m happy with myself. Yes there are times that I’m down but then I think about people who are truly suffering and they aren’t down, so why should I be?

    • niccimcshane
      April 25, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      What a great way to think about things esp the Taylor swift route I may try that too! I think it’s so hard sometimes to keep yourself feeling positive & upbeat but then I think ah life is too short!

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