A private life is a happy life: 6 secrets of your personal life to keep only to yourself
The less people know about your personal life, the happier you will be.
You need to be very careful when choosing the people who deserve to know all the details of your life. After all, not everyone is worthy of knowing your secrets, your dreams, and your goals. Nothing good ever comes from too many people knowing your business. So, don’t give them the privilege of knowing too much about you.
The truth is, not every person in your life is there with good intentions. That’s why before you start sharing any personal details, you need to be sure you’re sharing them with the right ones, who won’t use any of it to hurt you or to take advantage of you.
Here are 6 parts of your personal life you need to keep for yourself, no matter how much you want to share them with someone.
1. Your financial situation.
Many things in life are much more valuable than money and material belongings. However, this doesn’t mean everyone should know what’s going on in your wallet. Besides, money can be a huge relationship dealbreaker. So, no matter how amazing is the car you’re driving, or how much money you make in a week, just don’t brag about it. Especially to people who might take advantage of this information. Be modest – it’s classy, and it will save you many troubles.
2. Your past resentments.
Overall, holding grudges is mentally exhausting and quite unhealthy. We all have unpleasant stories in our past, but we shouldn’t let them define our future too. The best thing you could do is letting all the grudges go. And if this sounds too difficult right now, at least try to discuss them as little as possible with other people. Have in mind that negativity can be awfully overwhelming. You need positivity in your life, so try to keep yourself concentrated on the present.
3. Your good deeds.
Doing good is truly admirable. However, bragging about it neutralizes the good deed you’ve done. This way, it appears you only did it to impress people, and not for the cause itself. Note that many of the world’s greatest philanthropists remain anonymous for a reason. Do good, but don’t make it all about yourself. Keep the attention on the cause.
4. Your future goals.
If you truly want to achieve your goals, keep them to yourself. It’s not everyone’s business to know where you’re going. Sharing your dreams with the wrong people might shatter them in pieces before they even came true. Privacy is power. Keeping the good stuff to yourself will save you from people’s envy and jealousy. What people don’t know, they can’t ruin. In a world where everyone is obsessed with sharing every single detail of their life, be different, and keep your next move a mystery.
5. Your family drama.
Sharing your family problems will make you an easy target for someone who might come with bad intentions. There are secrets and issues you need to keep in the family. Your social circle doesn’t need to see all your skeletons in the closet. Be respectful of your relatives’ secrets, and keep them to yourself. In return, you can expect them to do the same for you.
6. Your beliefs.
People look for enlightenment in different places. In most cases, they turn to religion and mindfulness. Whatever path you choose for yourself, don’t try to force it to anyone else. What you believe may be insignificant for someone else, and this might hurt your pride and make you question your reality. It goes the other way around too. Your personal choices about your own lifestyle shouldn’t affect people around you.