5 Reasons Why You Will Be Much Happier After You Give Up Lying

As a child, we learn that we shouldn’t lie and speaking the truth is always the best option, but we often forget these important lessons of our childhood as we grow older. However, remember speaking the truth has its own benefits. It isn’t just about doing the right thing, but it’s about creating a sense of wellness for yourself as well.

Lying is not something we consciously think about, but it’s something prevalent around us all the time. We are surrounded by it in our conversations, our relationships and our politics. We don’t consciously notice it because it is ubiquitous.

According to some research, 60% of adults can’t have a 10-minute conversation without lying at least once and of that 60 %, they told an average of 3 lies. What’s worse, often people are not even aware of the fact that they are lying and are surprised when showed recorded conversations back to them. Granted, most of the lies we tell are considered by most to be ‘harmless’ but I am here to tell you otherwise. Lying is a habit, it is not harmless and the one it hurts the most is you. Honesty is our window to the truth.

Here are 5 reasons why you will be much happier after you give up lying:

1. Lying Takes Energy

Making decisions is mentally taxing. Each time you lie, no matter how small or insignificant, you are spending energy on making a decision of whether to lie or tell the truth. It is well documented that the more decisions we make in the day, the worse our judgment becomes. Matters of financial stupidity, infidelity and substance abuse are all greatest later in the day when our decision-making apparatus is at its most burned out. Last minute ridiculous purchases at the check-out counter are induced by making dozens of prior purchasing decisions. Judges rulings are deemed less fair later in the day after prior decisions. If you only tell the truth you have eliminated hundreds of decisions from your day. You will make better decisions in all other areas of your life by never choosing to lie.

2. Peace Of Mind

We may have to face what we don’t want to, by speaking the truth. However, it gives us peace. You will be free from fear that you have lied and that you may get caught. No burden of guilt. No self-loathing. No anxiety. Speaking the truth is just the hassle-free way to live life.

3. Freedom

Truth sets you free from all the burdens and planning that someone does to hide something. Truth leads one to the immense pleasure of freedom. Truth frees you from negativity, failures, being fake and doing wrong. By speaking the truth, you aren’t held down by the crutches of your lies everywhere you go.

4. When People Ask For Your Opinion, You Know They Really Value It

If you only tell the truth, and people know this, much of the bullshit gets filtered out. People will only ask you questions when they truly want your opinion. People appreciate it. This eliminates mental and verbal clutter from your life. If someone does not appreciate the truth, then this person is not deserving of your time. Now don’t confuse truth-telling with being an asshole. There are ways to tell the truth in any scenario without being hurtful. At the core, people crave truth and honesty. Wrap the truth in genuine empathy and understanding to give people the message you want to spread.

5. Better Health

Honesty and seeking the truth is always the way to go. Honesty engenders confidence, faith, empowers our willpower and represents us in the best way for others to see. Honesty improves our vitality. Numerous studies have been done over the years that have shown that people who are not liars have far better health long-term.


Honesty is one of the healthiest habits that you can develop in your lifetime. Many people don’t realize it until it’s too late, but take this opportunity to change a key habit in your life. In this post, I shared with you 5 reasons why you will be much happier after you give up lying.

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