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20 mental barriers you should let go of. Photo by admitchell08 You are in an imaginary hot air balloon. It’s just you and all of your belongings in the wicker basket. Something went wrong and you are losing altitude fast. You will hit the ground in less than ten minutes if you don’t come up with something quick. The only immediate solution is to get rid of excess weight and throw off at least half of your belongings. This happens to all of us in less dramatic circumstances. Our mental life follows the same fate.

Some of them are useless ideas that drag us down considerably. So if you were in the hot air balloon situation, which of these mental barriers should we let go? 40 Ways to Feel More Alive. “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

40 Ways to Feel More Alive

~Joseph Campbell As I write this, I am two hours away from my first weekly acting class in Los Angeles. I’ve been here for almost two years now, and though I loved Community Theater as a kid, I never so much as researched acting classes until a couple weeks back. I frequently said I wanted to do it, along with painting classes, which I’m starting next week, but I always made excuses not to start either.

I was too busy. The list went on and on, but I realized the last two were the big ones for me. Also, I hesitate to give large amounts of time to hobbies I have no intention of pursuing professionally. I realized last month, however, that I want to prioritize more of the things that make me feel passionate and excited—and not just occasionally, but regularly. 21 Habits of Happy People. Contributed by Cindy Holbrook “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbar Happiness is one aspiration all people share.

21 Habits of Happy People

No one wants to be sad and depressed. We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. I’m not saying happy people don’t feel grief, sorrow or sadness; they just don’t let it overtake their life. 1. Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. 2. Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. 3. Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. 4.

Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. Animal Justice Party. Animal Justice Party Policy on Greyhound racing The AJP Position The Animal Justice Party believes that animals should be enjoyed, appreciated, respected and cared for in terms of their natural behaviours, whether wild or domesticated.

Animal Justice Party

They should not be terrified as they perform unnatural behaviours, under pressure to perform for monetary gain [...] Read More AJP Dingo Policy Animals are such agreeable friends ~ they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms (George Elliot) This AJP policy should be read in association with the following other policy: • Wildlife The AJP Position The AJP will offer a fresh and enlightened approach to dingoes (Canis sp. dingo) by designing policies and regulations [...]

Read More Read More The AJP recognises that wombats and their rights to protection, quality of life and habitat preservation are the responsibility of all Australians and that Australia has a unique role in caring for this iconic marsupial and a duty to the rest of the world to do this. Pinterest Pins: Tested! Since I'm getting hitched very soon, I've been pinning all kinds of healthy stuff, fat burning stuff and quick cleanses etc.

Pinterest Pins: Tested!

I repinned one that promised 10 pounds in 7 days and I have seen it all over pinterest. The version I pinned originated from the Justin and Ashely Refresh blog. I must admit, I was scared. For Pete's sake is referred to as the Satan diet! This cleanse is definitely B-O-R-I-N-G. Day 1 Fruit Day: Fruit only, but no bananas Day 2 Veggie Day: Veggies only, but nothing starchy like corn or peas BUT you do get a baked potato (I had a sweet potato) Top 10: Habits That Make You More Productive. Photo: Jeffrey Beall In the age of YouTube and Facebook, of endless smartphone apps and modes of communication, being productive has become a daunting task.

Top 10: Habits That Make You More Productive

Procrastination used to be a cigarette, now it’s a four-hour navigation through your ex-girfriend or ex-boyfriend’s “Cancun 2010” photo album while you could be working on much more important tasks. There are calls to make, reports to build, a loose screw under the sink, and you were supposed to start your Ironman training three months ago. Adrenaline and a couple of energy bars might get you through the last order of business, but for the other tasks, it’s time to buckle down. So, without further ado, here are 10 habits to get you more productive. No.10 – Keep to-do lists It sounds a bit juvenile, but so do jokes about flatulence — it doesn’t make them less effective. 25 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Yourself Smarter.