You might wonder what a happiness expert knows about moving on. Even the happiest people experience other emotions like grief, sadness, fear or anger. Being happy isn't an absence of these feelings. In fact a healthy person experiences a full range of emotions. So what is the difference between being a happy person and just being happy? The ability to move on from these feelings before they take control of your life.
Why do we get stuck in an emotional rut? Part of this is ego. Maybe you are really attached to the idea of being married even when the relationship hasn't worked for years. Perhaps you feel that if you stop grieving it means you are letting go of the love you shrared with your spouse. The story you are telling yourself about why you should feel the way you do has great power to keep you on a downward spiral away from the more positive emotions like hope, joy, enthusiasm or love.
Here are a few quick tips to help you over the hurdle of your emotional habit that has become overwhelming but can feel impossible to change.