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How to Practice Gratitude – Helpful Tips. (and focus on what's really important.)

How to Practice Gratitude – Helpful Tips

In a stuck moment, it’s hard to see positive forces when obstacles are blaring and fears are looming. This is a good time to be grateful. Not grateful for what has us stuck, but appreciating what doesn’t. Gratitude helps us see our situation in a way that can lessen panic, and could open up our thinking to new solutions. How to Practice Gratitude – Helpful Tips. The Best Way to Be More Confident. 10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s. A couple weeks ago I turned 30.

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s. But I did something else. I sent an email out to my subscribers (subscribe here) and asked readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. The idea was that I would crowdsource the life experience from my older readership and create another article based on their collective wisdom. The result was spectacular. So first of all, a hearty thank you to all who contributed and helped create this article.

While going through the emails what surprised me the most was just how consistent some of the advice was. Below are 10 of the most common themes appearing throughout all of the 600 emails. Improve Your Life: What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life? 10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life. 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is.

Improve Your Life: What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

(Actually, there’s research that says you do.) Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person. 2) Exercise. 10 things happy people don't care for. In my own personal journey of trying to be a better person, I realised that it was all about aiming to be happy.

10 things happy people don't care for

Nothing more, nothing less. When you’re happy, you’re effectively better in every aspect of your life. The second realisation is that happiness comes from shedding the unnecessary in life, as in you need to stop caring about certain things. The third realisation? How to Feel a Natural Rush of Oxytocin (the ‘Love Hormone’) Sometimes the simplest way to drop the baditude and bring on the happiness can come through an everyday action.

How to Feel a Natural Rush of Oxytocin (the ‘Love Hormone’)

Certain actions activate oxytocin, aka the love hormone, which is known to induce feelings of love, trust and a sense of bonding. When you’re feeling funky, Oxytocin can turn your mood around, make you feel more connected and revive your overall energy. How to Stop Stress in 60 Seconds or Less. Five quick ways business owners can avoid overwhelm.

How to Stop Stress in 60 Seconds or Less

Running a small business can require managing difficult situations every day. From funding issues to prickly customers, entrepreneurs have to solve problems all day, and the stress of it all can lead to burnout or worse. Instead of sliding into overwhelm, consider these stress-busting tactics to take it down a notch -- all in just 60 seconds or less. 1. Get physical fast. "Exercise relaxes tense muscles that become tight and rigid when you experience stress," says Hall, chief executive of The Stress Institute in Atlanta, Ga., an educational and training firm that focuses on the effects of stress and how to relieve it.

Related Video: Mashable's Pete Cashmore on Managing Stress as a Young Entrepreneur 2. Related: Five Off-Beat Stress Busters. Disrupting Your Negative Thoughts. Image Credits : Lalita Raman Jacinta has sent her proposal to her boss.

Disrupting Your Negative Thoughts

She has worked over the weekend on this proposal making sure all the details had been covered and that there is no room for any errors. Just for Laughs Compilation - 10 of the Greatest JFL Pranks of All Time - 2012. Spreading Happiness - How to Make People Happy. Happy Thoughts: Here are the things proven to make you happier: Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.

Happy Thoughts: Here are the things proven to make you happier:

First, yeah, a good chunk of happiness is controlled by your genes but there’s a lot you can do to make yourself happier. Many of these techniques have been repeatedly tested and even worked with the clinically depressed. Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude I can’t emphasize this one enough. Showing gratitude for the good things you have is the most powerful happiness boosting activity there is. How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails. 30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital. Marc and Angel are the authors of 1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently.

30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital.

Here’s their amazing list of 30 things to start doing for yourself. If you enjoy this, be sure to visit their website for more inspirational advice and tips for life. What Do We Need To Be Happy? Increasing research evidence has supported Aristotle’s argument that happiness is the whole aim and end of the human existence.

What Do We Need To Be Happy?

Not only do people rank the pursuit of happiness as one of their most cherished goals in life but happiness appears to have various positive effects that benefit society at large. Happy people succeed in making this world a better place through their optimism, energy, originality, and altruism. Actively pursuing happiness is therefore not a selfish act but rather the means to make our own life meaningful and worthwhile as we make a positive difference in the lives of many.